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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.
A list of native New Bernians buried in Point Clear’s Confederate Rest Cemetery is included in this article. The individuals noted by Lonergan include: Harriet King; Nathan Tisdale Gooding; Hattie Gooding; Betty Gooding; Buck Baldwin; Hattie Baldwin; Leon Cornelius Baldwin; Dollie Mae Baldwin, and Norman J. Baldwin.