FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH 2014
THE METAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
EDWIN ALEXANDER ANDERSON
CAPTAIN, US NAVY
ENGAGEMENT AT VERA CRUZ, MEXICO
WILLIAM DAVID HALYBURTON
PHARMACIST'S MATE SECOND CLASS
US NAVAL RESERVE
WORLD WAR II
CHARLES PATRICK MURRAY,JR.
WORLD WAR II
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS
5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP(AIRBORNE)
The Metal of Honor,the Nation's highest award for valor first presented during the Civil War, has been awarded to 3471 Americans. Prior to World War I, when the criteria was increased, it was the only such decoration.
Celebrate Wilmington! adopted the Walk of Fame as its project in 1997 to recognize Wilmingtonians who have attained national and international fame in their field.
These fields include the arts, business, education, literature, broadcasting, journalism, sports, science, medicine, religion, politics/government and the military.
The Walk is located in the Walk of Fame Plaza, Water Street entrance of the Cotton Exchange, downtown Wilmington.
Celebrate Wilmington is governed by a volunteer board and is cosponsored by the community, the Arts Council of the Lower Cape Fear and University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
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