November 6, 2014


Cape Hatteras students honor island
veterans...WITH SLIDE SHOW


Cape Hatteras Secondary School students honored Hatteras Island's veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces today with a special breakfast and assembly at the school.

More than 40 island veterans, along with family members, attended the Veterans Day event.

The morning began with a breakfast prepared by Evan Ferguson's food class, while  Ashlee Garcia's Occupational Course of Study class served coffee and drinks to the guests.

Breakfast was followed by an assembly in the school's gym.

The U.S. Coast Guard presented the colors, and the school's band performed "The Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful."  Guest speaker was the Rev. Dwight Burrus of Hatteras village.

The Veterans Day ceremony was the idea of teachers Gary Kierney and Randy Ratliff, who organized the event to pay tribute to the veterans and so that students could see and meet the men and women who have served the country.

More than 100 staff members and students helped with the event.  Donations came from Conner's Supermarket, Food Lion, Burrus Red & White Supermarket, and Orange Blossom bakery.

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Hatteras Island veterans in attendance

Albert “Bert” Austin – Colonel, U.S. Air Force retired
Carlos Babilonia - 2nd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Eldon Barnett – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Dwight Burrus – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Jim Carolan – Private First Class, U.S. Army
David Carter – 2nd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
Don Casey – Major, U.S. Army
Dennis Carroll – Airman 1st Class, U.S. Air Force
Gary Felder – Colonel, U.S. Marine Corp retired
Leven “LB” Fulcher- Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Walt Fulcher – Major, U.S. Army retired
Bobby Gray – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Johnny Gray – Chief Warrant Officer 4, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Ray Gray – Corporal, U.S. Army
Clifford Scott Harris – Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corp.
Bill Hennig – U.S. National Guard / Active U.S. Coast Guard Aux.
Julie Jordan – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Gary Kierney – 3rd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard
Robert Martine – 1st Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Manson Meekins – Commander, U.S. Coast Guard retired (37 years)
Jack Merry – 2nd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy
Dallas Miller- Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Douglas Oberbeck – Fireman/Machinery Tech., U.S. Coast Guard
John Ochs – Sgt., U.S. Marine Corp., Recipient Purple Heart (Vietnam)
Ephriam O’Neal – Private First Class, U.S. Army, Recipient of Bronze Star – World War II, European Theater
Michael Peele – Staff Sgt. Airborne Ranger, U.S. Army
Nelson “Flip” Philips – Captain, U.S. Air Force
Samantha Pinto – Airman, U.S. Air Force
George Price – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy retired
Tod Ray – Commander, U.S. Navy retired
Hank Ruter – 2nd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy (SeaBees)
Harvey Scarborough - Senior Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Ray Scarborough- 1st Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Arthur Schultz – ­­Tech Corporal, U.S. Army (Recipient POW Medal – World War II, European Theater)
Kevin Simmons – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Angela Smyers – U.S. Coast Guard Auxillery
Robert Smyers – 3rd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy / Active U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary
Robert Spangler – Captain, U.S. Army retired
William Stowe – Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Jane VeraCruysse – Commander, U.S. Navy retired
Dennis Williams – Lt. Commander, U.S. Coast Guard retired
Johnny Williams – U.S. Coast Guard retired
Lonnie Willis – Staff Sgt., U.S. Air Force retired
Greg Wilson – 3rd Class Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard



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