letters to the editor
Remembering the Fallen
The Carolina Military Academy Memorial in Maxton, N.C., honors the
school's founder and faculty as well as the six school cadets lost in the
Vietnam War. One of them was Wrightsville Beach native Whit Moore.
The sermon at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church this morning Sunday May 26, 2019 featured a memorial
to Whit Moore with the material taken mostly from Robert Rehder’s article in Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2019.
Rev. Derek McLeod, who has been here only about a year and a half, read Robert’s article while in the waiting room in a
doctor’s office. I presume he gave the same sermon at the traditional service which can be accessed online. It is nice to have
Whit remembered on Memorial Day weekend by those who didn’t know him. — Bill Raney Jr., Wilmington, N.C.
I was a cadet at Maxton, N.C.’s, Carolina Military Academy
in 1962 and 1963. I am now the webmaster for their website
www.carolinamilitaryacademy.org and an officer on the board
of directors for the CMA Alumni Association.
One of our cadets and teachers was the driving force behind
the building of a CMA Memorial, which on the front side
memorialized our founder and faculty and on the reverse side
memorialized the six CMA cadets that to our knowledge were
the only cadets lost in the Vietnam War.
One of them was Wrightsville Beach native Whit Moore,
the soldier in your May 2019 edition.
I would like to ask permission to reproduce the article
on our website. This way all of the cadets could read and
learn of his heroism. Although I did not know Whit Moore
— I was only there for the first year — we all know his
story. Our alumni continue to meet every year since 2003
either in Myrtle Beach (my hometown) and Maxton, N.C. As
a matter of fact, we are planning to have a regional reunion
in Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach in the next five months.
We have five or six cadets from that area.
I have attached a couple of photos of the Carolina
Military Academy Memorial Monument in Maxton, N.C.,
as well as a link to Whit Moore “In Memory” page:
I also have the links to the other five S.C. and N.C. cadets
we lost in Vietnam if you would like to view them.
— Randy Jenkins, Myrtle Beach, N.C.
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF RANDY JENKINS
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