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Wall for brothers

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 14, 2011 1:46 PM

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Moments before a group of bikers escorted a replica of the Vietnam Memorial from Shelton's Harley-Davidson to Kinston's Emma Webb Park, Patriot Guard Rider William Amerson Jr., right, shares an emotional exchange with a man who said he lost several friends in Vietnam.

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The "Wall that Heals," a 50-percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial, is transported across the country in this truck. Tuesday, it made a stop in Goldsboro before resuming its journey to Kinston.

William Amerson scanned the faces in a crowd of men and women dressed in blue jeans, bandannas and leather vests covered in patches depicting everything from the American flag to a soldier's rifle. "How many of you guys are Vietnam...

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