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Remembering those who served

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 9, 2009 1:46 PM

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Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Felisha Shelley of the Navy Operations Support Center in Raleigh plays taps at the end of the ceremony Saturday at Duplin Commons in Kenansville to honor the men who gave their lives during World War II.

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Ken Avent, whose father was killed in World War II when Ken was only 11 months old, is shown with Kathleen Parker Cottle, whose husband, Roy Lee Cottle, also died in the conflict. They attended the ceremony held Saturday at Duplin Commons.

KENANSVILLE -- Ken Avent was only 11 months old when his father, John, died on a battlefield in France. So instead of reaching back to memories of time they spent together, pictures and stories passed down by his mother are...

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