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Elgin man receives Silver Star after 46 years

One December morning in 1967 during the Vietnam war, an armored personnel carrier with three American soldiers was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. A then 19-year-old Joseph Tate, who was serving as a medic in the infantry unit, pulled the men out. He didn't think twice about it.

June 19, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Military


Post 17 officers

Camden American Legion Post 17 elected officers for the next year (July 2013 - June 2014) at its meeting Monday night. The officers include (first row, left to right) 4th Vice Commander John A. West, Chaplain Joseph C. Kliebert, Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy, 3rd Vice Commander David L. Fuller, Historian L. Glen Inabinet, Commander James A. Rabon; (back row, left to right) Sergeant-at-Arms Butch Lilly, Finance Officer Jimmie Mayer, Member-at-Large Dennis Belue, Member-at-Large W. Ashby Rhame, 1st Vice Commander H. Clay Carruth, Member-at-Large Richard T. Lackey and Adjutant William A. Barrett. Absent were 2nd Vice Commander Ronald H. Stroud and Service Officer ...

June 05, 2013 | | Military


Military briefs - April 15, 2013

Army Pfc. Jared S. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

April 15, 2013 | | Military


McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military


Local post celebrates Legion’s 93rd anniversary

An organization with a long history of service to veterans continues today in Kershaw County. The American Legion, the only veterans organization, chartered by U.S. Congress, needs new members.

March 15, 2013 | By L. Glen Inabinet Special to the C-I | Military


Military briefs - March 4, 2013

Marine Corps Pfc. Hunter W. Fitch and Pfc. Robert S. Semmler, both 2012 graduates of Camden Military Academy, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.

March 04, 2013 | | Military


American Legion benefit dinner March 1

Camden's James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 will sponsor a grilled chicken dinner Friday, March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.

February 27, 2013 | | Military


Bethune High grad featured in war experience project

Bethune native and 1989 Bethune High School (BHS) alumna Alma Hough Jennings, 41, is featured as the 57th face in "100 Faces of War Experience," an exhibit of the "portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan."

January 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Military


Bethune High grad featured in war experience project

Bethune native and 1989 Bethune High School (BHS) alumna Alma Hough Jennings, 41, is featured as the 57th face in "100 Faces of War Experience," an exhibit of the "portraits and words of Americans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan."

January 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Military


Military briefs - Jan. 16, 2013

Three Lugoff-Elgin High School graduates recently completed U.S. Navy training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

January 16, 2013 | | Military


Military briefs - Jan. 2, 2013

Army Pfc. Chandler D. Hughes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

January 02, 2013 | | Military


Military briefs - Dec. 21, 2012

Army Pfc. Chandler D. Hughes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

December 21, 2012 | | Military


Military briefs - Dec. 17, 2012

Christopher N. Rodriguez, a 2012 Camden Military Academy (CMA) graduate, has enrolled in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) program at Marion Military Institute, Ala. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Military Science courses at the host university, Rodriguez will receive a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

December 17, 2012 | | Military


Civil War hero to be honored Saturday

Dec. 14, 1862: a "humane and compassionate man" showed kindness to a wounded and dying Union soldier during the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.

December 12, 2012 | | Military


American Legion Post No. 195 dedication

December 07, 2012 | | Military


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