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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


Legion honors first responders, long-time members

James Leroy Belk Americn Legion Post 17 recognized first responders, including a firefighter, highway patrol trooper and sheriff's deputy. The Legion also recognized two long-time members of the post.

April 25, 2017 | | Military


Camden native receives top USACE engineering honor

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- A Camden native currently deployed to Afghanistan received one of the highest honors bestowed within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at a ceremony on Bagram Airfield on April 7.

April 11, 2017 | | Military


Walters completes basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Brandon K. Walters recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 10, 2017 | | Military


Camden celebrates Veterans Day

November 15, 2016 | | Military


Military Briefs: Felder graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Brandon T. Felder, whose mother, Deborah Felder is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

June 24, 2016 | | Military


Post 17 seeking Palmetto Boys State applications

James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17 is seeking applications for Palmetto Boys State, to be held June 5-11 at Anderson University in Anderson.

April 05, 2016 | | Military


Vietnam veterans, airborne soldiers honored

November 11 may be officially known as Veterans Day, but Tuesday veterans of the Vietnam War as well as veterans of the 505th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne were honored for their sacrifice and service.

April 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Military


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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 ...

June 08, 2018 | | Military


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