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Breakfast, lunch fundraiser downtown will raise money for late Navy SEAL’s memorial fund

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SALISBURY — Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell plans to sell breakfasts and lunches in downtown Salisbury next Thursday to raise money for the Danny Dietz Memorial Fund.

The fund, named for a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in 2005, raises money for college scholarships. Net proceeds will go to the fund.

Rowan County Register of Deeds John Brindle will cook for the fundraiser, which will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. atNorth Main and Liberty streets in Salisbury.

The breakfast will be sausage sandwiches and drinks. The lunch will be hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Dietz, a gunner’s mate second class, was awarded the Navy’s highest decoration, the Navy Cross, and the Purple Heart for his actions during the war in Afghanistan. He was 25 at his death.

For more information on next Thursday’s fundraiser, contact Powles Staton Funeral Home at 704-279-7241.

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