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Post 17 hosts Veterans Day event

Families were a focus for Col. Dale Hall, chief of staff for the South Carolina National Guard, at the 2012 Veterans Day Observance held Friday at American Legion James Leroy Belk Post No. 17.

November 14, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Military


Revolutionary War Field Days, 2012

The 42nd annual Revolutionary War Field Days took place, Nov. 3-4, at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Cannons announced each day's 1:30 p.m. "battle." Guests were treated to various activities including Colonial women demonstrating 18th century skills and blacksmiths working the forge. Scheduled events included a period fashion show, fife & drum concerts, artillery demonstrations and a discussion on cavalry during the Revolution.

November 12, 2012 | | Military


Dale, Camden native, to speak at Veteran’s Day event

Col. Dale Hall, chief of staff of the S.C. National Guard (SCNG) and a Camden native, will be the guest speaker for Camden's annual Veteran's Day event Friday at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17.

November 07, 2012 | | Military


Our place in history

A resident of Lake Wateree since 1983 and a former member of the Kershaw County Planning and Zoning Commission, Donald Lang knows the local landscape well. He was involved in the placement of the original signage on the lake to help orientate boaters, and was also instrumental in the development of the Wateree Recreational Area installed by Shaw Air Force Base.

October 29, 2012 | Denise Schnese | Military


Camden native Cpl. Teneka Mercado serving in eastern Afghanistan

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Most of the young men and women serving in today's armed forces were children or teenagers on 9/11, watching the attacks on the World Trade Center on the news. The majority of their adult lives have since been forged by the nation's need for great men and women in uniform.

October 19, 2012 | Sgt. Gene Arnolds, DVIDS Special to the C-I | Military


Camden native takes over local SCNG signal company

Capt. Dwight DeLoach, a Camden native, recently took command of Company C of the S.C. National Guard's (SCNG) 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion headquartered in Camden. Capt. Octavious K. Baldwin transferred command to DeLoach during an Aug. 5 ceremony held at the Camden National Guard Armory on Ehrenclou Drive.

August 31, 2012 | | Military


Military briefs - Aug. 27, 2012

Joshua Croft, grandson of Mrs. Margie Hunter of Lugoff, recently completed officer field training at Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala.

August 27, 2012 | | Military


Military briefs - Aug. 3, 2012

Navy Seaman Apprentice Matthew S. Dylewski, son of Jeanne M. Chambers of Elgin, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.

August 03, 2012 | Dylewski promoted early | Military


Military briefs - Aug. 1, 2012

Master Sgt. Ricky L. Whitehouse retired from the U.S. Air Force on July 20 after serving his country for 22 years.

August 01, 2012 | | Military


Remembering victims

August 01, 2012 | | Military


Military briefs - July 25, 2012

Civilian Mark A. Provencher, son of Sherry and Richard Provencher of Lugoff, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N.C.

July 25, 2012 | | Military


Member of the Year

Great things are accomplished one task at a time by one American Legion Auxiliary member at a time: one offer of help to the wife of a deployed serviceman; one volunteer assisting with a community blood drive; one friendly invitation to another woman to join the Auxiliary. The efforts of our members add up to millions of hours and millions of dollars annually in service of the Auxiliary's mission. Those members whose extraordinary dedication energizes their units -- and thereby the organization as a whole -- are honored with the Unit Member of the Year Award.

July 18, 2012 | | Military


Boan promotoed to lieutenant colonel

Maj. (P) Jimmy W. Boan, son of Wayne and Ann Boan of Bethune, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel within the Georgia Army National Guard. A promotion ceremony took place May 24 at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga.

July 13, 2012 | | Military


Photo feature: Saluting veterans

June 13, 2012 | | Military


Billy Bell spent 19 years helping vets get their benefits

Billy Bell is a Korean War veteran who came home and began supporting his fellow veterans by joining the American Legion. For 19 of the many years since, he served as Kershaw County's Veterans Affair officer. He retired Jan. 1 and was honored by American Legion Post No. 17 -- of which he is a member -- in early April.

May 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


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VFW honors local commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States announced that Ralph Best has achieved All American status as a district commander. Best, commander of District 5, covering Kershaw County as well as York, Lancaster and Chester counties, in the Department of South Carolina, is one of only 29 VFW District Commanders selected worldwide for All-American Commander.

July 30, 2014 | | Military


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