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05/24/09 — In their hearts, forever: Duplin dedicates new memorial to those lost in Vietnam

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In their hearts, forever: Duplin dedicates new memorial to those lost in Vietnam

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 24, 2009 2:00 AM

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From left, Edith Lucille Lewis Boney, Faye Casteen (Brown) Myers, Jessie Lou Pigford McKinney and Minnie Adell Whaley Turner unveil a monument dedicated to the 19 sons of Duplin County who never made it home from Vietnam, Friday outside the county courthouse. All four of the women lost sons in the war.

KENANSVILLE -- Jessie Lou Pigford McKinney spent the final hour of Friday morning sitting in a lawn chair under one of the trees that grace the Duplin County Courthouse lawn -- fighting off some tears, embracing others. Her son,...

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