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World War II 'Duck' that landed on D-Day coming to Wilmington

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A vintage World War II DUKW amphibious truck, nicknamed a “Duck,” that supported Allied landings in Normandy, France, on D-Day will be exhibited at the WII USO big-band dance and USO show on Nov. 22 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, at 120 South Second Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holds WWII event for veterans

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Camp Lejeune is scheduled to host a remembrance of World War II for military veterans and their families. Full story...
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6 from Carolinas get French Legion of Honor

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Six World War II veterans from the Carolinas have been honored with France's highest military award, the Legion of Honor. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: The Rose Bowl relocated to Durham

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On January 1, 1942, the Rose Bowl was played in Durham—the only time the game has not been played in Pasadena, California. Full story...
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Book reveals unsung hero's story on the Battleship NC

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video War stories are often traded on the decks of the USS North Carolina, but this tale is somewhat different than the rest. From passing gunpowder to saving the ship, an uncommon hero refused to give in to racial stereotypes and fought for our freedom while battling for eqaulity in World War II. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor survivors group: We will disband

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An association of Pearl Harbor survivors founded in 1958 has announced they will be disbanding at the end of the month. Full story...
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WWII veteran from NC takes 1st tandem jump

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A World War II veteran from Laurinburg who took his first tandem parachute jump at the age of 95 says the experience was "lovely." Full story...
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Historic map returns to Battleship NC

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A piece of history has returned to the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington remembers WWII POW camp

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videoDuring World War 2, Wilmington was called upon to serve the country in an unusual way. It was a sacrifice that had its benefits. Full story...
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