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Jana Abdouni

City & State

Historical marker will honor World War II Naval training at UNC

Commissioned in 1942, the University's pre-flight school trained roughly 20,000 cadets. Parker Huitt — the grandson of U.S. Navy cadet Powell Huitt, who attended UNC's pre-flight school — said he requested the Chapel Hill highway marker because he wanted to make sure the stories of those who attended the pre-flight school do not fade into obscurity. 

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