WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - The Town of Wrightsville Beach and the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department held a remembrance service Friday for a firefighter who died in the line of duty nearly 40 years ago.
The service honored Lt. Robert Wynn, who died at the age of 28 in the Doak Apartments fire on Dec. 6, 1981.
“We do that as a way to remember him so that we never forget who he was or what he did for this department, but in other regards, we come here to remember the things that we learned, and remember the things that we do well and the things that we can always to better on,” said Lt. John Scull of Wrightsville Beach fire.
The public was invited to attend the service at Wynn Plaza at the corner of Causeway Dive and Waynick Blvd.
Wrightsville Beach Firefighters marched into the Plaza, led by the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department Honor Guard and a bagpiper. The service included a wreath presentation and a fire service salute.