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Union Co. to approve recognition of 2 WWI soldiers

Aug. 18, 2014 - 09:19AM   |  
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MONROE, N.C. — Union County commissioners are expected to approve adding the names of two forgotten World War I soldiers to a county marker in Monroe.

The Charlotte Observer reported that commissioners are expected to approve adding the names of James Floyd Station and Roy Perry to the marker. Their names were inadvertently left off when the marker was erected in 1996.

Union County local history librarian Patricia Poland led the effort to add the names.

Perry was 23 when he died in 1919 after being gassed in battle in France. Staton was 18 when he died in fighting on the Western Front in France. His family learned of his death in 1926, when they were informed he was buried in France.

World War I began 100 years ago this summer.

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