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.
Dec. 14, 1862: a "humane and compassionate man" showed kindness to a wounded and dying Union soldier during the battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
Lugoff American Legion Post 195 finally has a new, permanent home and is celebrating with a dedication ceremony and open house Saturday at 1 p.m.
High school students interested in becoming a participant in James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17's annual high school oratorical contest are invited to an orientation Sunday at 2 p.m. at the post on West DeKalb Street in Camden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua Croft, grandson of Mrs. Margie Hunter of Lugoff, recently completed officer field training at Maxwell Air Base in Montgomery, Ala.
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.
Master Sgt. Ricky L. Whitehouse retired from the U.S. Air Force on July 20 after serving his country for 22 years.