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For the first time in recent memory, American Legion Post 195 was not able to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Columbia with the Lugoff-Elgin High School JROTC following the ceremony held at the school.

November 14, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Military


Top notch military

Sgt. Julius A. Goodwin, a native of Camden and a health care specialist squad leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Spc. Matthew M. Ells, a Seattle native and an unmanned aircraft systems repairer with Company B, 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th IBCT, stand in front of the "Vanguard" brigade's combined brigade and battalion headquarters building after winning the Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter and the Soldier of the Quarter boards, respectively, in October. The two soldiers will compete against other brigade-level board winners ...

November 14, 2011 | | Military


National broadcast journalist will honor father at Cup's military salute

Emmy award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby will be a special guest at this year's 42nd annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase race in Camden. As part of the Nov. 19 event -- billed as "military appreciation day" -- Cosby will be presented the first-ever Major General Baron de Kalb Award which she will accept for -- and on behalf of -- her father, Richard Cosby, 85.

November 11, 2011 | By W. THOMAS SMITH JR. Special to the C-I | Military


Veterans to be honored Friday at Post 17

U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day program Friday at the American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 home in Camden.

November 09, 2011 | | Military


Daniels finishes basic training with U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Rodney M. Daniels Jr., son of Carmen M. Daniels of Elgin and Rodney M. Daniels of Owings Mills, Md., recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill, with honors and was promoted to his current rank.

November 07, 2011 | | Military


Post 195 has new meeting location

Lugoff-Elgin American Legion Post 195 recently moved its meetings to the Lugoff Fire Dept on U.S. 1 near the intersection of Ridgeway Road (S.C. 34).

November 02, 2011 | | Military


Denis finishes Navy basic training in Illinois

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis, daughter of Jeannette P. and Luis F. Denis of Elgin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

November 02, 2011 | | Military


Jackson, Denis, Jones complete basic training

Navy Seaman Ariea S. Jackson, Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis and Seaman Recruit Gregory J. Jones all recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

October 12, 2011 | | Military


County VA office stays up-to-date to help vets

For nearly 20 years, Kershaw County Veterans Affairs (VA) Officer Billy Bell and his assistant, Barbara Ray, have strived to help veterans in the community.

September 21, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Military


Moser earns leadership position in Citadel corps

When classes at The Citadel in Charleston began last week, one Camden cadet had all ready been on campus since Aug. 1 -- in leadership training.

August 29, 2011 | | Military


Chambers leaves port in Italy

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77), recently departed Naples, Italy.

July 27, 2011 | | Military


Post 17 at work

American Legon Post No. 17 recently made two donations in a one-week period. Locally, the post donated $310 -- the proceeds from its June picnic -- to the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter.

July 18, 2011 | | Military


Donations Needed for Operation Stars and Stripes

SAFE Federal Credit Union, which operates branches in Kershaw County, has partnered with WIS, Wray Volkswagen Mazda and the Midlands chapter of Blue Star Mothers to supply care packages to troops overseas. Donations are needed for these care packages.

June 29, 2011 | | Military


McNaughton finishes Navy basic training

U.S. Navy Fireman Adam M. McNaughton, a 2007 graduate of Camden Military Academy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

June 24, 2011 | | Military


Outlaw completes Army basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Samantha A. Outlaw graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

June 20, 2011 | | Military


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