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Marines ask Wilmington mayor to change bar policy

Posted July 19, 2008 7:56 a.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2008 8:42 a.m. EDT

— A group of Camp Lejeune Marines have sent a letter to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo asking him to change a policy that allows downtown bars to refuse entry to service members.

The four Marines said they were turned away at three separate downtown Wilmington bars on July 12 between 11 p.m. and midnight. The Marines said they were surprised to be turned away as they had all visited the bars previously.

One member of the group, who did not have a typical Marine haircut, was allowed inside one of the bars.