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11/02/08 — Remembered ... at last: Duplin honors Vietnam heroes

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Remembered ... at last: Duplin honors Vietnam heroes

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 2, 2008 2:00 AM

Edith Boney talks about the experience of losing her son, Allen Lewis Boney. He died in Vietnam May 14, 1970, at the age of 22.

Duplin County Historical Society president Dr. Charles Ingram tells the crowd how reading a newspaper column led him to identify all 19 known sons of Duplin who died in the Vietnam War. Ingram then set up Saturday’s ceremony and said a granite monument bearing the names of the fallen will soon be on the county courthouse lawn.

Jo Cameron Jones, a retired Duplin County teacher, remembered four of her students killed in action during Vietnam in her speech at the ceremony to honor Duplin County’s Vietnam war dead held Saturday in Kenansville.

Roland Hayes traveled from New York to remember his friend, William “Guy” Turner.

Sarah Demers talks about her first husband, Litchfield Huie, who also died in Vietnam.

KENANSVILLE -- Edith Boney wiped her eyes. She had been holding back tears for hours, but when "Taps" started blaring from an 82nd Airborne specialist's trumpet Saturday afternoon, her emotions got the best of her. The solo marked the culmination...

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