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Flags lowered to honor NC-based crew in wildfire plane crash

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Flags at state buildings across North Carolina were lowered today in honor of the Charlotte-based crew of an Air National Guard plane that crashed over the weekend. Full story...
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Funeral set for officer shot at Fort Bragg

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Funeral services have been set in Texas for a battlefield surveillance unit leader killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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Coast Guard features Oak Island officer as 'Shipmate of the Week'

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The US Coast Guard is featuring an officer stationed at Oak Island as the "Shipmate of the Week" in its official blog. The story says Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coker is a skilled engineer, and does whatever it takes to make sure his unit is prepared for anything. Full story...
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NC aircraft goes down while fighting SD wildfire

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An Air National Guard cargo plane based out of North Carolina has crashed while fighting wildfires in South Dakota. Lt. Col. Rose Dunlap of the 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte confirmed Monday that six crew members were aboard the C-130, but said she could not yet provide any information about their condition. Full story...
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Wilmington veteran disappointed, not surprised Stolen Valor Act struck down

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video Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006 to protect the reputation and meaning of military honors. The Supreme Court, though, said the First Amendment defends a person's right to lie, even if they are lying about awards won through military service. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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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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