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A family tradition

It's not often than a man gets to swear in his own grandson into the very branch of the military he served in for 23 years. A Camden grandfather recently experienced that proud moment as he swore his grandson into the U.S. Army.

May 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Military Brief - May 14, 2014

Air Force Airman Dalton Eastin-Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, on April 25.

May 14, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs - May 12, 2014

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley C. Banks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 12, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs - May 8, 2014

Army Reserve Pfc. Robert B. Singleton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

May 08, 2014 | | Military


Shaw AFB intelligence analyst speaks to Golden Club

The Golden Club welcomed a special guest speaker April 3 who, normally, might not speak much about his work. Scott Strobel is a Camden resident, but also works at Shaw Air Force Base as a civilian intelligence analyst for U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

April 11, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Military


Meet the commanders

Members of Lugoff American Legion Post 195 not only hosted National American Legion Commander Donald Dellinger (center) March 5, but escorted him to Fort Jackson and a chance to meet its commander, Brigadier Gen. Brian Becker (third from left). The group got a chance to see training of new Army privates. Post 195 members on the trip included Vice Post Commander James Donahue (second from left), Post Adjutant and S.C. Military Liaison Bill Heil (fifth from right) and Post Finance Officer Bob Levangie (second from right). Joining them were Mickey Miller, S.C. American Legion National Executive Committee member ...

April 02, 2014 | | Military


Camden man is Sumter hero

Chris Pair, of Camden, is being described as a hero in Sumter after he assisted two teenage boys injured in a traffic accident. For his heroism, the Midlands Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers recently named Pair its Man of the Year. The group will present him with the award during a ceremony in May.

March 17, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Military


Liberty Hill native takes preserving naval history personally

Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.

March 12, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs: Army Pfc. McKenzie graduates from basic combat training

Army Pfc. Cameron J. McKenzie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

March 05, 2014 | | Military


World War II veteran recalls service

Camden resident Marion David, 89, was in the U.S. Army from March, 1943 until January, 1946 and served with the 12th Traffic Regulating Group in Europe during WWII.

February 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


World War II vet Johnnie Jones retires again at 88

World War II veteran, textile worker, service station owner, grocery store employee and newspaper delivery man Johnnie J. Jones is finally retiring -- at the age of 88.

February 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Coming home to Camden

In recent days, Hezbollah, the Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party, reportedly moved missiles from storage bases in Syria to Lebanon. The missiles include Scud Ds that could target Israel. The news echoes fears Israel faced in December 1998 after the United States and United Kingdom conducted Operation Desert Fox, a bombing campaign on Iraqi targets. After the four-day operation, Israel and its American and U.K. partners worried that Iraq might fire Scud missiles against Israel -- something Iraq had done during the first Gulf War almost eight years earlier in January 1991.

January 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Military Briefs

Air Force Cadet Christopher J. Bloch has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

October 02, 2013 | | Military


Military Briefs - Sept. 11

Chaplain Jerry Johnson, son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia International University on August 27. Johnson's wife, Carrie, and their four sons live in Lowville, N.Y.

September 11, 2013 | | Military


A farewell dinner

Members of Lugoff American Legion Post 195 stand with Brigadier Gen. Peggy C. McCombs (third from left) during a farewell dinner given in her honor as she leaves her post as interim commander general of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson in Columbia. Combs will be returning to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where she will resume her duties as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School. Post 195 was recognized during the dinner and thanked for its support of Fort Jackson. Pictured with Combs are (from left to right) Post 195 Commander ...

August 30, 2013 | | Military


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Medal of Honor winners honored with I-20 bridge naming

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.

August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Airman Glover graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Michael W. Glover graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 27, 2014 | | Military


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