Politics is often surprising, and trends don't always develop the way the so-called political pundits predict. Nowhere was that more evident Tuesday than in South Carolina and Virginia. Sen. Lindsey Graham swept to a resounding Palmetto State victory over a host of primary opponents, winning the nomination without having to endure a run-off, while in Virginia, U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor went down to a surprising defeat, knocked off by a little-known, under-financed Tea Party candidate.
I am a Green Beret, albeit an older one. I haven't worn my "Green Sponge" in over 40 years. I am also a Camden resident. When it was announced that my fellow Special Forces Association soldiers would be visiting the Revolutionary War Park (on Thursday) I made certain I would be there. It was a bitter-sweet experience.
June 13, 2014|
Jim McGowan, Camden
Captain, Special Forces, 8th SAF & 7th SFG
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Willie Lee Higgins Beckham, 92, of Camden, SC, will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 PM, Friday, June 13, 2014 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Willie's memory to Kershaw Home Health Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Funeral services with full military rites to celebrate the life of 1st Sgt. Kenneth Lee Johnson, Sr. Ret. US Army of Camden will be held Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Craigan Blankenship will officiate. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made in Mr. Johnson's memory to Bethany Baptist Church Family Life Center Fund, PO Box 488, Westville, SC 29175.