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Local Vietnam War Veterans honored at ceremony

Posted: August 8, 2014 1:44 p.m.
Updated: August 11, 2014 6:00 a.m.
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South Carolina veterans attended a ceremony at First Baptist Church of Columbia on Aug. 2. Last year, Sen. Tim Scott hosted a ceremony for South Carolina's Korean War veterans.

Local Vietnam War veterans participated in a special ceremony including other Vietnam veterans from across the state hosted by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on Aug. 2. The ceremony, held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, recognized Vietnam War veterans for their service. Gen. (ret.) James Everett Livingston served as keynote speaker.

Veterans received a Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation and a pin. Military artifacts and memorabilia from the Vietnam era were displayed at the event and military bands 

“The Vietnam War era was one of the most challenging in our nation’s history, and it is truly my honor to host these brave men and women who fought for freedom this year,” Senator Scott said.

Senator Scott asked that Vietnam War veterans from across the state register for the event in order to be recognized. The following veterans from Camden, Lugoff and Elgin were recognized at the ceremony:  Wayne Bowers, Kenneth Buchanan, Willie N. Charles, Willis J. Dent, Carl Dixon, James Donohue, Harold Driver, Clifford Eisenhower, Frank K. Farmer, David Fuller, Louie G. Inabinet, Benji Jackson, Joel A. Jefferson, Joseph Jensen, Maurice Jessee, Mary Jones, Moses Johnson, Robert Levangie, Ernest Marshall, Earl Nichols Jr., Clarence Rigsby, James Rodgers, Ronald H. Stroud and Col. Loren W. Webb.

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