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Remembering A War Hero

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the youngest U.S. serviceman, a native of Goldsboro in Wayne County, to die in Vietnam.

Dan Bullock was just 14 years-old when he enlisted in the Marines. He changed his birth certificate in 1968 so he could join the Marine Corps and fight in the war. One year later, at age 15, he was killed.

Private First Class Bullock died as he ran for a second time to get ammunition for his unit that was under attack.

Bullock's tombstone now sits in the Elmwood Cemetery in Goldsboro to honor the fallen hero. It was actually paid for by former talk show host Sally Jesse Raphael. One of Bullock's fellow Marines worked for her show and shared his story.

A street in Brooklyn, New York, where Bullock moved at age eleven, is named in his honor.


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