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Local bloggers seek to honor fallen soldier

Posted on 3 Mar 2010 by James Willamor

Several local blogs are campaigning to name the Carolina Raptor Center’s newest baby eaglet “Noah,” after Charlotte’s Lance Corporal Noah M. Pier, a Marine who was recently killed in Afghanistan.

Cedar Posts first posted a story about the naming of the eaglet Tuesday, saying:

More than 800 names were submitted in WCNC’s “Name the Eaglet contest” and the Carolina Raptor Center has narrowed the list down to five names including “Noah”.

Cedar Posts can’t imagine a tribute to a fallen Marine more fitting than the naming an Eagle in his memory. What a wonderful day it will be, when we all can watch “Noah” take flight, to soar over the country that Lance Corporal Noah M. Pier gave his life to defend.

This morning, Bill Fehr also posted the story of the eaglet naming on his blog. Fehr, a local bicycle messenger, blogger, and Gulf War veteran, recently blogged about his experience meeting Lance Corporal Pier’s family at the visitation.

Vote here for one of the five finalists for the name of the new baby eagle. According to the website, the deadline to submit your favorite name is Monday, March 8 at 12 p.m. EST.  The winning name will be announced Monday, March 8 on WCNC.com and NewsChannel 36.