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The Wall That Heals

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The wall departs

The Wall that Heals site manager Bob Dobek directs volunteers during the dismantling of the wall on the campus of Wayne Community College on Monday. The wall takes three hours to dismantle and to pack into the truck. Nearly 17,000...

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Marine's poem

The following poem was written by Marine Cpl. Joseph Nelson Hargrove and delivered to his wife, Gail, just two weeks before he was declared missing in action. The Department of Defense later changed the Marine's status to killed in action,...

For those who served

"Things are kind of slow now, although it weren't so a few weeks ago. I have just got out of the bush after being there for 37 days. That sounds like a short time, but with Mr. Charles hot on...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In their memory: Roll of men from Wayne lost in Vietnam is read

One was a "hell of a good" fighter pilot described, by those who knew him, as a smart, handsome, likable young man. Another was a "homebody" who "cried and cried" before he boarded a vessel bound for war. And there...

Vietnam Wall poster/essay winners

Wayne County Public Schools recognized student winners in an essay and poster contest to support the arrival of the "The Wall That Heals" this past week at Wayne Community College. The district participated in the week-long event in a variety...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Roll Call ceremony still "a go"

Members of the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition have been closely monitoring the band of thunderstorms making their way toward Wayne County but, as of 4 p.m., said the "Roll Call" ceremony planned for this evening at 6...

A letter to the heroes

The following letter was read during the opening ceremony for the Wall That Heals:Dear Vietnam veteran,I know I should have written much sooner.I can't say why I did not. Out of fear of admitting to myself you were there fighting...

Salute, at last

A 68-year-old woman falls to her knees -- tears streaming down her face as she, moments later, extends her hand toward a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But before Mary Whitley's fingertips made contact with the panel that...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

'He was there with me'

A young Marine matches his wife step for step as she walks along the replica constructed on a green nestled inside the Wayne Community College campus Wednesday afternoon. It's been nearly 37 years since Joseph Hargrove was declared killed in...

The Wall That Heals opening ceremonies

Photos from the opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals exhibit in Goldsboro....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Wall That Heals arrives in Goldsboro

Thousands lined Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday afternoon to welcome the Wall That Heals to Goldsboro. Follow www.NewsArgus.com for additional video reports during the replica's stint at Wayne Community College....

What happened on Jan. 20, 1972 ...

He only had six seconds. Six seconds to eject from an F-4 Phantom that was upside down and spinning out of control. So when John Stiles asked his pilot, Bob Mock, if he should bail, he was taken aback when...

A heroes' welcome

Betty Franklin had tears in her eyes as she looked down Wayne Memorial Drive at the hundreds standing along the roadside waving undersized American flags and homemade signs. It has been more than 40 years since her brother, Pfc. Joseph...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Wall That Heals has arrived

Children waved undersized American flags and grown men cried as the Wall That Heals -- and some 400 motorcycles -- made their way down Wayne Memorial Drive this afternoon. For complete coverage of the beginning of the replica's stint in...