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Daughtry's life is one full of stories

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video He's the former owner of Daughtry's Old Books downtown, and Dick Daughtry has quite the story of his own, from serving in World War II to running marathons at age 91. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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Marine lance corporal killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine lance corporal based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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WWII vet gets back lost service medals

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A 90-year-old veteran finally has back his service medals earned in World War II. Rep. Mike McIntyre worked with the national personnel records center and to replace the lost medals for Leroy Pierson of Bladen County. Full story...
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Greensboro sailor killed in combat

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Military officials say a sailor from Greensboro has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Sunny Point commander responds to questions about physical tests

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As we told you yesterday, some workers at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Brunswick County are worried about their jobs. The disabled veterans, who serve as security guards, say they'll be let go because they won't be able to pass newly enforced physical agility tests. Today, Sunny Point commander Col. Joseph Calisto responded to our report Full story...
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Disabled veterans worried about jobs at Sunny Point

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video A group of disabled veterans is worried about keeping their jobs at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. The vets serve as guards at the munitions depot, but newly enforced regulations mean they will soon have to take a physical test. Full story...
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The bell tolls for Wilmington service people not coming home

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video The true meaning of Memorial Day was felt at the Wilmington National Cemetery Monday morning, where veterans gathered with local citizens to pay their respects to the growing number of service people who will not be coming home. Full story...
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Ceremony honors sacrifice of Merchant Marines in WWII

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A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River today in remembrance of the Merchant Marines who served during World War II. Full story...
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Third-grader's walk-a-thon raised $600 for injured Marines

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A third grader and his friends gave more than $600 to help wounded veterans today. Jake Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured and ill Marines. The nine-year-old and three of his friends walked a track around the playground to raise the money. 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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Vietnam vet to get back dog tag lost during war

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A Vietnam vet will soon hold the dog tag he lost while serving in Vietnam. A group of bikers is making sure the tag gets back to Bill Ritenour. He lost it while serving in Vietnam in the 1960s. Full story...
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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

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Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Injured Wilmington soldier competes in Warrior Games

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video An explosion in Iraq paralyzed a soldier, but it was not enough to wound the Wilmington native's spirit. Lt. Col. Danny Dudek is competing right now in the Warrior Games in Colorado. Full story...
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Fort-Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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