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Local attorney promoted to SCSG commander

Camden attorney Tom Mullikin became the new commander of the S.C. State Guard (SCSG) during a ceremony on Saturday. Mullikin, promoted from colonel to the rank of brigadier general with the guard, took over from retiring Brigadier General Richard Eckstrom.

June 25, 2014 | | Military


Legion to host fundraiser for Elgin Military Salute

Camden American Legion Post No. 17 will sponsor a Chicken Strip Fundraiser Dinner on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Blaney Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall. All proceeds from the dinner will be used to complete construction of the Elgin Military Salute Monument at Potter Community Park.

June 09, 2014 | Tenell Felder | Military


Camden honors fallen vets at Cedar Cemetery

For the sixth consecutive year, Camden citizens held a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at Cedars Cemetery on South Campbell Street. The 9:30 a.m. event began with a welcome by organizer Linda Sutton-Dutton.

May 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Elgin dedicates Military Salute Memorial

A large crowd gathered at Potter Community Park on Memorial Day to dedicate the town's new Military Salute Memorial. The memorial features seven flag poles, each flying a separate flag to honor the county's veterans. In addition to the American and South Carolina state flags, the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard flags were raised along with a POW/MIA flag.

May 28, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Military


A family tradition

It's not often than a man gets to swear in his own grandson into the very branch of the military he served in for 23 years. A Camden grandfather recently experienced that proud moment as he swore his grandson into the U.S. Army.

May 19, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


Military Brief - May 14, 2014

Air Force Airman Dalton Eastin-Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, on April 25.

May 14, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs - May 12, 2014

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashley C. Banks graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

May 12, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs - May 8, 2014

Army Reserve Pfc. Robert B. Singleton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

May 08, 2014 | | Military


Shaw AFB intelligence analyst speaks to Golden Club

The Golden Club welcomed a special guest speaker April 3 who, normally, might not speak much about his work. Scott Strobel is a Camden resident, but also works at Shaw Air Force Base as a civilian intelligence analyst for U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

April 11, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Military


Meet the commanders

Members of Lugoff American Legion Post 195 not only hosted National American Legion Commander Donald Dellinger (center) March 5, but escorted him to Fort Jackson and a chance to meet its commander, Brigadier Gen. Brian Becker (third from left). The group got a chance to see training of new Army privates. Post 195 members on the trip included Vice Post Commander James Donahue (second from left), Post Adjutant and S.C. Military Liaison Bill Heil (fifth from right) and Post Finance Officer Bob Levangie (second from right). Joining them were Mickey Miller, S.C. American Legion National Executive Committee member ...

April 02, 2014 | | Military


Camden man is Sumter hero

Chris Pair, of Camden, is being described as a hero in Sumter after he assisted two teenage boys injured in a traffic accident. For his heroism, the Midlands Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers recently named Pair its Man of the Year. The group will present him with the award during a ceremony in May.

March 17, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Military


Liberty Hill native takes preserving naval history personally

Family vacations often have a profound and lasting effect on children. For some, it's an Instagram or Facebook album of selfies taken at landmark sites with the occasional snarky comment about being dragged to "old" places.

March 12, 2014 | | Military


Military Briefs: Army Pfc. McKenzie graduates from basic combat training

Army Pfc. Cameron J. McKenzie has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

March 05, 2014 | | Military


World War II veteran recalls service

Camden resident Marion David, 89, was in the U.S. Army from March, 1943 until January, 1946 and served with the 12th Traffic Regulating Group in Europe during WWII.

February 17, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


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


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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


Man on horse-drawn carriage rolls through Kershaw County

Kershaw County motorists along U.S. 1 saw an unusual sight Oct. 10: a horse-drawn wagon rolling down the highway. Rodger Howell of Erin, Tenn., stopped for a conversation and said he, his two-horse team and dog have traveled much of the eastern United States, making friends all along the way.

October 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Military


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