North Carolina Newspapers

    On this Memorial Day, like all
others, citizens of New Bern and
Craven county can be justly proud
of their hero dead.
From the agonizing hours of the
Revolution to the uncertain mo
ments of our Atomic Age, this re
gion’s native sons have tneasured
up glofiously to the demands of
military crisis.
The stalwart soldier of 1776, and
our Confederate lad of the tragic
early Sixties, had their duplicates
in World Wars One and Two.
Weapons were different, but in
the final analysis it was stoutness
of heart that proved the determin
ing factor.
Today, primarily, we are think-
. ing of our World War dead, and
of those who subsequently gave
their lives in the prolonged Korean
conflict. To honor them is to honor
all men who made the supreme
sacrifice for this blessed Land of
the Free.
Many who read these lines were
n’t born when the American dough
boy fought, bled and died at Can-
tigny, Chateau-Thierry, Belleau
Wood, Vaux and Bouresches. To
them the battle of the Marne, and
later engagements at Verdun and
in the Argone Forest, are strange
sounding names in history books,
Not s_^o with the boys who died
there, 'iior their luckier comrades
in arqjp who lived to return to
their native shore. The carnage
was real to them, and it was equal
ly real to mothers and wives who
placed gold stars in cottage win
dows in remembrance of loved
ones lost.
More familiar ai« the battle
grounds of World War Two aind the
suplementing bravery on sea and
in the air. No branch of service
could claim the victory nor the
gallantry exclusively.. There was
glory for all, and death and maim
ing for all. Such is the grim im
partiality of war, and such it has
been since the beginning of Time.
Robert Conderman came face to
face with that fact on Wake Island,
when he was mortally wounded in
a sneak air attack,' while trying to
reach his plane.
Pete Cook, bleeding his yoimg
life away in the viciously cruel
Death March of Bataan, learned in
his dying moments that man’s in
humanity to man is merciless be
yond belief.
Hardy Moore, encircled and
trapped with other brave Ameri
cans in the Battle of the Bulge,
knew what it meant to give your
life for a cause, to die so that
others might live and succesfully
resist a would-be conqueror.
What did Robert, Pete and Har
dy—and other native sons equally
courageous—die for? Among other
things they died so you and your
children, and you children’s chil
dren, could live in peace and free
They died so that you could at
tend the church of your choice on
Sunday morning, or, if you felt so
inclined, hasten to a neighboring
beach or fish along the banks of
Neuse or Trent and in the Atlan
tic’s Gulf Stream. ,
They died for Mary and Jimmy,
heading for school or kindergarten,
for the right to work and plajr and
dream that God intended for all
mankind and Democracy has sought
to preserve.
They died for ball games at the
park, chocolate sodas at the comer
drug store, for a little old lady
planting petunias, and an old man
swapping yarns with his fellows.
They died for babies in their cra
dles, and kids ^playing hop-scotch
on a chalk-lined sidewalk.
Heaven forbid that The Mirror
ever loses sight of the fact that
they died for freedom of the press
-—the right to be all that a news
paper should be, without fear or
favor—proclaiming the good, con
demning the evil as it presents it-
(Continued on back page)
5 Per Copy
NEW BERN, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1958
"Known But To God"... so reads the
inscription on the tomb of the Un
known Soldier, but his memory is
enshrined in all our hearts. For, he,
and thousands like him, bravely
fought and died to preserve our
democratic traditions, to assure a
better life for those who follow.
Let us resolve to keep faith with our
brothers who died for us, in-our firm
resolve to work for the understand
ing among nations that yvill Insure
lasting world peace.
Henry Purifoy
Herring Jr.
Wade Meadows Jr.
Douglas Peek
Donald F.
Patterson Jr.
Francis C. Caton
Joseph Rouse
W. Van Donnersen
Ben O. Civils
Emmett Jenkins
George T. Skinner
F. L Stilley
J. E. Daugherty
Solomon Claudius
Toler W. Herring
Harvey V. Herring
James R. Hardison
George Phillip
Pipkin Jr.
Marcus Ctcero
Paul F. Mills
Leroy T. Banks
Jesse M- Bland
James H. Caton
Wallace R. Cleve
Edward Daniel
Wolter R. Jones
James J.^ewis
Ben L. Smith
Ollen B. Toler
Sam N. Mills
Guion V. Heath
Julian C. Cherry
Carl L. Manning
Hal L. Dill
John M. Powles
Fred P. Willis
Joe Stallings
Zeb Tripp Jr.
Sam Parrott
J. F. Bennett
Kenneth Rea
Wyatt Stallings
Deppe Rowe
W.,J. Weatherly
Jodie I pock
Danie Adams
Bert Stilley
D. R. Everington
W. H. Toler
H. L. Lancaster
Milam G. Price
Moses Allen
Joe N. Harper
James Cleveland
Robert J. Conderman
Furnifold M. Simmons
H. Edward Tilghman
Woodrow W. Connor
Donald Ivan Ryman
Clyde A. Ballenger Jr.
Hardy Perry Moore
Richard Gray Morris
Harold Wetherington
Charles Percy Mason
Walter Ralph Jones
Ed S. Laughinghouse
William M. Mitchell
Randford Coward
Richard Stapleford
Charles E. Cook
Elvin Allen Herring
Thomas D. Faulkner
Clennie M. Hawkins
David L. Daugherty
Raymond Hawkins

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