Local Marine In National Spotlight on NBC

A local Marine was in the national spotlight Sunday night as NBC and the NFL paused to remember 9/11.

Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Frank is a member of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band based at Cherry Point in Craven County.

Just before the kickoff to the New York Jets/Dallas Cowboys game, Frank played taps live near Ground Zero.

Frank's performance was part of a weekend in New York, according to the band's facebook page.

The band played at other 9/11 related events, including a police memorial on Friday and an event at the Statue of Liberty on Saturday.


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  • by Z on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:19 AM
    He did a wonderful job and i thought the whole thing was very moving. Maybe we can get the Gunny to play quaterback for the cowboys!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    No matter what they do, the Marines are the best.
  • by Proud on Sep 12, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    He did a WONDERFUL job!!!
  • by LuLu Location: Beaufort co. on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    What an honor for a local Marine.....glad he was recognized, we too, should feel proud of all serving our Country during the difficult times we all experience from day to day!
  • by Pam Location: Greenville on Sep 12, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    I saw him. He gave me goosebumps and a lump in my throat.
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