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The General William C. Lee Memorial Commission, Inc.

In the mid – 1980’s a small group of Dunn citizens, led by newspaper publisher Hoover Adams,  created the General William C. Lee Memorial Commission, Inc.* Through the determined efforts of this group of enthusiastic community leaders, General and Mrs. Lee’s three story brownstone homeBrownStoneHouse was acquired to house the General William C. Lee Airborne Museum. The building was restored at a cost of over $500,000 and now serves as an appropriate memorial to General Lee’s contribution to his country. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia representative of airborne activity from the early days through the present. The museum has become a focal point of the Dunn community and is a popular attraction for thousands of tourists traveling Interstate 95. It provides educational tours and lectures for school youngsters from Harnett and surrounding counties, and is an accommodating meeting place for numerous organizations, including airborne groups from nearby Fort Bragg. The museum was dedicated on June 6, 1986 with an address by Secretary of the Army, John O. Marsh.

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Current General Lee Commission Members are:
Oscar N. Harris, President
Sharon Stevens, Secretary
Chuck Turnage, Treasurer
Tilghman Pope, Attorney
Keith Finch, Board Member
Ray Stone, Board Member
Joe Tart, Board Member
Bart Adams, Board Member
Gloria Gullege, Board Member
Mark Johnson, Board Member
Dave Taylor, Jr., Board Member
George Thurman, Board Member
Ronnie Blue, Board Member
Brenda Page, Board Member
Terry Whittenton, President -- DACC
Tammy Williams, Executive VP DACC  Ex-Officio

 

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