Marion Cochran died April 30, after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

Cochran, 84, spent more than 60 years in the brick industry. First retiring as Executive Director of the Brick Association of North Carolina, Cochran soon stepped out of retirement to pursue the Senior Engineering Consultant position at Boren Brick Co.

A North Carolina State graduate, Cochran is also a celebrated veteran. He served his country in WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantry Badge, and other medals.

Brickbats compiled by editorial intern Josh Krol.
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