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4202
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Cherry Point is home to the second-largest Marine Corps air base in the world. Over 8,400 Marines and sailors are stationed there. Civilian workers number 5,700. The base adds $600 million yearly to the state's economy.
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36144
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The base known familiarly as Cherry Point has followed a longstanding military tradition for North Carolina, with Marines on coastal duty since 1777. Cherry Point’s history included its founding, attributed to the Quantico, Virginia base being deemed inadequate. Also noted in its profile: base name’s source; originally designated location; role in World War II; inclusion of female Marines; and celebrity pilots such as Tyrone Power.
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36143
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The man with a lifelong enthusiasm for flight inspired the naming of a Marine Air Corps station. What is known today familiarly as Cherry Point began its life as Cunningham Field. The WWI veteran, who also fought for marine aviation's establishment, also had this role honored in his induction into the Aviator Hall of Fame in the 1960s. Other honors were a destroyer and two streets in Havelock named for him, as well as burial in the National Cemetery.
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36142
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Historic homes such as the Isaac Taylor House and John Wright Stanly House had another value to the community: tales of their reputed hauntings. Other house related horror stories noted were a ghost encountered at the Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station and vigil involving a parrot.