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Naval Veterans Hold Reunion in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- A group of veterans got together on Friday to remember the past.

African American Naval Veteran's Association held their 30 year reunion in Wilmington.

The sailors who are now in their 80s, gather every year to remember their rich history.

While these men fought for our country, they also fought racism. During World War II, the Navy was segregated.

These reunions are about sharing victories and friendship.

"We were really a solid crew and we were some of the strongest people on board ship so far as being able to hang out tough situations," said veteran Henry Cooper.

The veterans group will be in New Hanover County until Sunday.

Reported by Bernadette Jay

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