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Posted: 6:11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013
HICKORY, N.C. —
The body of a Hickory Marine who died while training in Nevada will be flown back to North Carolina Thursday.Patriot Guard riders will be there when the plane carrying Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork, 21, arrives at the Wilmington Airport.Vanderwork was a decorated veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.His mother struggled to fight back tears when Channel 9 spoke to her last week."He was truly my best friend … Not only my son, but my best friend and my hero. And he can never be replaced," Melissa Vanderwork said.He was one of seven Camp Lejeune Marines killed when a mortar exploded last week.Vanderwork’s body will be escorted to a funeral home in Jacksonville.There will be a memorial service there on Saturday and one in Hickory on Monday.Read the names and background of all seven Marines killed here.
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