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‘Gunslingers’ remember high flying times

From 1966-1967, a small group of pilots would serve together in an attack helicopter gunship platoon in Vietnam. Now, more than 50 years later, those who are left still get together once a year to share memories, laugh, reminisce and perhaps raise a glass to absent comrades.

October 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Military


CMA’s CAP activated for flood relief efforts

Camden Military Academy's Civil Air Patrol (CAP) squadron was recently activated for the first time in the squadron's history. Several CMA cadets used their training to assist the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) in a variety of ways. The Camden cadets assisted FEMA by monitoring rising flood waters and reporting deteriorating road conditions by collecting data and taking photographs, which were then uploaded to a FEMA database.

October 09, 2018 | | Military


Camden veteran pens high flying memories

Col. Loren Webb has been many things in his life: husband, father, soldier, and pilot to name a few.

September 11, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Military


Lugoff man serving country as information warrior

A 2010 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.

July 31, 2018 | | Military


Sullivan reports to new duty

Army Sgt. Maj. Roy W. Sullivan Jr. recently arrived for duty as a Program Executive Office Sergeant Major with Program Executive Office, U.S. Army Aviation, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Sullivan is the son of Mary Sullivan of Lugoff and son-in-law of Peggy Phillips of Elgin. He is a 1984 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School. Sullivan (above left) is shown receiving the non-commissioned officer sword from Brig. Gen. Thomas Todd, Program Executive Officer for Army Aviation, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony held June 1 J at Redstone Arsenal, Al. The ceremony marked a historic first for the unit as ...

June 19, 2018 | | Military


Four graduate from Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Romesz V. Coleman graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

June 08, 2018 | | Military


Commissioned officer

Zack Maxwell Watson (second from left), son of Beth Ford of Camden, and Duncan Watson of Houston, Texas, and grandson of Judy Ford of Camden and the late Max Ford, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 23 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. A 2014 graduate of Camden High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and will begin flight training at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Okla., in July.

June 08, 2018 | | Military


National commander visits Post 195

Denise Rohan, American Legion national commander, visited American Legion Post 195 in March.

June 01, 2018 | | Military


KCSF bestows Price Award to late Bill Heil

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF), along with members of Leonard Price's family, awarded the 2018 "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award" posthumously to Bill Heil of Lugoff at a recent meeting of Larry Jeffers American Legion Post No. 195 where Heil was a member.

May 29, 2018 | | Military


Feature photo: Post Honor

May 29, 2018 | | Military


Forty-five years later, Lugoff man receives Distinguished Flying Cross

Four days of honor, remembrance and healing took place as Camden hosted The Wall That Heals (TWTH), a mobile replica of the national Vietnam War Memorial.

May 08, 2018 | By MARTIN L. CAHN and JIM TATUM C-I (Camden, S.C.) editorial staff | Military


Feature Photo: Paratrooper Ceremony

South Carolina U.S. 5th District Rep. Ralph Norman (second from left) presents a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to J.C. Connell on Thursday. Connell's brother, 1st Lt. Ivey Connell, one of the first of hundreds of paratroopers who landed in the first mass parachute drop that took place 75 years ago Thursday as part of the 505th Paratrooper Regiment. He was killed in action only a few months later in Italy, posthumously receiving the Purple Heart and Silver Star. Other members of the Connell family are (from left ...

April 03, 2018 | | Military


Historic parachute drop commemoration is March 29

Everyone from around the region, state and nation is invited to attend a special commemoration, to be held Thursday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. on the grounds at INVISTA in Lugoff.

March 23, 2018 | | Military


Taking to the skies

There had been threatening clouds earlier -- and would likely return -- but by the time Barbara Francisco and Ruth Hoyt were ready to fly on the morning of Sept. 1, the sky was a mostly clear blue.

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Local airmen finish basic training

U.S. Air Force airmen Wallyce-Olivia Dowey, a 2014 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate, and Paul M. Kleiber, a 2015 graduate of Camden Military Academy, graduated graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

June 06, 2017 | | Military


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Robbins promoted to colonel in Army Reserve

Most local residents know that Dr. Shane Robbins is the new superintendent of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD), but they may not realize that ...

October 30, 2018 | | Military


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