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World War II vet Johnnie Jones retires again at 88

World War II veteran, textile worker, service station owner, grocery store employee and newspaper delivery man Johnnie J. Jones is finally retiring -- at the age of 88.

February 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Coming home to Camden

In recent days, Hezbollah, the Shi'a Islamic militant group and political party, reportedly moved missiles from storage bases in Syria to Lebanon. The missiles include Scud Ds that could target Israel. The news echoes fears Israel faced in December 1998 after the United States and United Kingdom conducted Operation Desert Fox, a bombing campaign on Iraqi targets. After the four-day operation, Israel and its American and U.K. partners worried that Iraq might fire Scud missiles against Israel -- something Iraq had done during the first Gulf War almost eight years earlier in January 1991.

January 08, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


Military Briefs

Air Force Cadet Christopher J. Bloch has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

October 02, 2013 | | Military


Military Briefs - Sept. 11

Chaplain Jerry Johnson, son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia International University on August 27. Johnson's wife, Carrie, and their four sons live in Lowville, N.Y.

September 11, 2013 | | Military


A farewell dinner

Members of Lugoff American Legion Post 195 stand with Brigadier Gen. Peggy C. McCombs (third from left) during a farewell dinner given in her honor as she leaves her post as interim commander general of the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson in Columbia. Combs will be returning to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where she will resume her duties as commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School. Post 195 was recognized during the dinner and thanked for its support of Fort Jackson. Pictured with Combs are (from left to right) Post 195 Commander ...

August 30, 2013 | | Military


Wilson completes basic training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Elizabeth S. Wilson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 21, 2013 | | Military


SAR, DAR commemorate the Battle of Camden

A light rain joined a light crowd in helping to commemorate the 233rd anniversary of the Battle of Camden at the battle's site Saturday on Flat Rock Road.

August 21, 2013 | Haley Atkinson | Military


Military Briefs - Aug. 7, 2013

Cody T. Mitchell, an attorney with Auman Law Firm LLC, was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. Capt. Mitchell currently serves as a legal assistance attorney with 12th Legal Operations Detachment at Ft. Jackson.

August 07, 2013 | | Military


The highest honor

July 08, 2013 | | Military


Elgin man receives Silver Star after 46 years

One December morning in 1967 during the Vietnam war, an armored personnel carrier with three American soldiers was attacked with rocket propelled grenades. A then 19-year-old Joseph Tate, who was serving as a medic in the infantry unit, pulled the men out. He didn't think twice about it.

June 19, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Military


Post 17 officers

Camden American Legion Post 17 elected officers for the next year (July 2013 - June 2014) at its meeting Monday night. The officers include (first row, left to right) 4th Vice Commander John A. West, Chaplain Joseph C. Kliebert, Sergeant-at-Arms Perry McCoy, 3rd Vice Commander David L. Fuller, Historian L. Glen Inabinet, Commander James A. Rabon; (back row, left to right) Sergeant-at-Arms Butch Lilly, Finance Officer Jimmie Mayer, Member-at-Large Dennis Belue, Member-at-Large W. Ashby Rhame, 1st Vice Commander H. Clay Carruth, Member-at-Large Richard T. Lackey and Adjutant William A. Barrett. Absent were 2nd Vice Commander Ronald H. Stroud and Service Officer ...

June 05, 2013 | | Military


Military briefs - April 15, 2013

Army Pfc. Jared S. Lee has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

April 15, 2013 | | Military


McKenzie earns Order of Military Medical Merit

U.S. Surgeon General Patricia Horoho recently presented the Order of Military Medical Merit to Col. Robert C. McKenzie Jr., son of Lt. Col. (ret.) and Mrs. Robert C. McKenzie Sr. of Camden. McKenzie and his wife, Marimer, are the parents of three children, Alex, Andrew and CeCe.

March 20, 2013 | | Military


Local post celebrates Legion’s 93rd anniversary

An organization with a long history of service to veterans continues today in Kershaw County. The American Legion, the only veterans organization, chartered by U.S. Congress, needs new members.

March 15, 2013 | By L. Glen Inabinet Special to the C-I | Military


Military briefs - March 4, 2013

Marine Corps Pfc. Hunter W. Fitch and Pfc. Robert S. Semmler, both 2012 graduates of Camden Military Academy, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island.

March 04, 2013 | | Military


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Korean War veterans honored by Legion

The Korean War is sometimes called "the forgotten war," but James LeRoy Belk Post No. 17 of the American Legion in Camden held a special recognition for veterans of that conflict Oct. 18. Post Commander Clay Carruth asked all Korean War veterans in attendance to stand and be recognized before offering some remarks.

October 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


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