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Controls and the American flag form the U.S.S. Herndon, which was used at Omaha Beach in World War II, on display at the Herndon Depot museum.

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Herndon’s History on Display

Town’s rail history still major part of downtown.

Commander William L. Herndon, never actually set foot in the town that bears his name. The naval commander died 22 years before the town was founded, going down with his ship, the S.S. Central American, when it sank in Sept. 1957 off the coast of Cape Hatteras, loaded with three tons of gold.

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