RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Campbell Law student William A. Pully, II to the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Commission. A second-year law student, Pully is a native of Rocky Mount, N.C.
"I am honored to have this opportunity to serve my state and to help preserve the legacy of the 10,000 Tar Heels who died during World War II,” said Pully. “As an average of 550 World War II veterans pass away every day, the work the battleship does is vital to ensuring that their sacrifice is never forgotten."
The Battleship Commission was established by general statutes of the State of North Carolina in 1960 to provide an organization whose charter was to oversee the administration and operation of the battleship as a permanent memorial and exhibit for the state's World War II veterans.
The Battleship Commission consists of 18 members selected by the Governor, including the Secretary of Cultural Resources and the Secretary of Commerce who serve as voting ex-officio members. Click here for more information on the Battleship Commission.
Pully holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Pully’s father, William Pully, is a 1979 Campbell Law graduate and member of the Campbell Law Board of Visitors. He serves as the president of the North Carolina Hospital Association.
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