Flag tradition: from one Marine to another

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Davis Derkach’s family gathered with N.C. Representative Cody Henson, a former Marine, left, at the Veterans Memorial in Columbus on Saturday, Sept. 30 to honor Derkach’s passing the 54-hour Marine Crucible on Saturday morning. Derkach’s grandfather, retired Major General Jack A. Davis, right, brought the flag he will present to Derkach when he returns home from boot camp. Davis received the flag that had flown over the Marine memorial when he retired from 40 years of service. Shown from left to right: Rep. Henson, Derkach’s mother, Kathyn Davis, his brother, Wyatt Davis, his brother, Jack Derkach and his grandfather, retired Major General Jack A. Davis. (photo by Catherine Hunter)

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