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On September 2, 2020, the City of Wilmington in New Hanover County was named the first American WWII Heritage City in the country. Hear from Wilbur Jones about the process to receive this designation, the importance of preservation, and what it means for our region. WATCH VIDEO
Four individuals will receive the highest honor the University of North Carolina Wilmington bestows upon its graduates and supporters during Homecoming 2021. The UNCW Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize extraordinary achievement, outstanding character and exemplary service to the university and community.
UNCW named author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2021. Jones, a retired Navy captain, Wilmington native and University of North Carolina graduate, was selected for his support of UNCW and community service.
They will be recognized during the university’s virtual Homecoming celebration Feb. 8-14. New this year is the Distinguished Diversity Award, which honors an individual who has made exceptional contributions in the areas of diversity, equity, access, inclusion and social justice.
The Alumni Organization of Wilmington’s New Hanover High School named Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. as one of the school’s 30 Outstanding Alumni
Jones graduated from New Hanover in 1951. The school, which opened in 1922, celebrated its Centennial year with activities in 2022.
World War II Heritage Guide of Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina
In honor of Veterans, every month, Cape Fear Weekend will post a story that highlights a different veteran in our…
Contact: Jack Fryar email@example.com P.O. Box 7183, Wilmington, NC 28406 910-538-4076 History publisher Dram Tree Books announces the release of…
Watch as Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. takes you on a tour of the Hannah Block Historic USO in Wilmington, NC.
Available for Programs and Meetings The Afrika Korps at Home in Wilmington, 1944-46 The U.S. Navy at the Normandy D-Day…
Kure Beach, N. C., July 25, 1943, at around 3 a.m., Germany attacked the United States when a surfaced submarine…
SOCIALITE. NAVY WIFE. MOTHER OF TWO. Trailblazing freelance photographer. Patricia O’Meara Robbins In 1933 at the age of 22, Pat…
Not coincidentally, football employs military terms associated with war, such as â€œaerial attack,â€ â€œblitz,â€ â€œfield general,â€ and â€œtrench warfare.â€ Beyond providing essential jargon, by necessity and choice the military linked with colleges during World War II to preserve the game and keep schools from closing, and utilized footballâ€™s rugged physical, mental, and competitive conditioning to prepare men for combat, boost morale, and help win the war.
The Journey Continues: The World War II Home Front is the natural sequel to the authorâ€s first volume on this subject, the highly acclaimed, nationally distributed book, A Sentimental Journey: Memoirs of a Wartime Boomtown, winner of the North Carolina Society of Historians 2003 Willie Parker Peace Book Award.
A Sentimental Journey is a social history of the life and culture on the Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina home front. The personal story of a burgeoning community, it is the first book covering a specific geographic area this extensively.
Hermann O. Pfrengle’s remarkable, breathtaking memoir describes the unorthodox life and travails of an adolescent German boy on the war-scarred home front. As a member of the Jungvolk organization loosely associated with the Hitler Youth, he helped construct the Siegfried Line, worked in the war effort and civilian defense, and attended high school until it was bombed.