State Adjutant of South Carolina, James Holland (m), visits Sanders Stoney Post 203 at their annual Christmas Celebration hosted by Unit 203 Ladies Auxiliary. Adjutant Holland joined by Legionnaires from left to right: Jimmy Lawhorn, Ronnie Leak, Eddie Furman, Commander Evans Bush Jr., and John Ward.
For his first time at the Colonial Cup, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, Commanding General of Ft. Jackson's Army Training
James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 hosted a Veterans Day program Tuesday. Camden High School (CHS) Junior ROTC cadets participated, as did the CHS band, and cadets from Camden Military Academy, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice's Birchwood High School and North Central High School. See more photos in our Localife section.
Several veterans are scheduled to speak to students at Camden Elementary School (CES) today as it celebrates Veterans Day.
The Korean War is sometimes called "the forgotten war," but James LeRoy Belk Post No. 17 of the American Legion in Camden held a special recognition for veterans of that conflict Oct. 18. Post Commander Clay Carruth asked all Korean War veterans in attendance to stand and be recognized before offering some remarks.
Kershaw County motorists along U.S. 1 saw an unusual sight Oct. 10: a horse-drawn wagon rolling down the highway. Rodger Howell of Erin, Tenn., stopped for a conversation and said he, his two-horse team and dog have traveled much of the eastern United States, making friends all along the way.
With his 90th birthday barely a month away, Benny Martin looks back over the decades on a life that has taken him around the United States and the world. Martin was born Oct. 28, 1924 in Buhl, Idaho. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served three years during World War II starting in 1943.
The Kershaw County Golden Club welcomed a special guest to its meeting Sept. 4.
Military veterans, interested residents and family members of Kershaw County's three Medal of Honor recipients gathered at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 on Saturday to officially name the I-20 bridge that crosses the Wateree River in honor of Richmond Hobson Hilton, John C. Villepigue and Donald Leroy Truesdell.
Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Uniform and clothing exhibits, storytelling, guided tours of the Kershaw-Cornwallis House, colonial era games, weapons and equipment exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations filled Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site during a remembrance of the Battle of Camden's 234th anniversary on Saturday.
Three Kershaw County residents who received the Medal of Honor for acts of heroism in battle will be honored again this week.
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.
"It's in my mind and I'll never get it out. I stood there on the bank and watched them pull them out dead."
A retired U.S. Army major general living in Camden knew and served with an Army major general killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.
Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.
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