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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


Area resident advocates for veterans at Washington, D.C. conference

Teresia Hayes of Camden, state president of the American Legion's Department of South Carolina was one of more than 300 delegates and distinguished guests from across the nation who attended the American Legion Auxiliary's (ALA) annual Washington, D.C., conference held Feb. 22-25. The winter event provides an opportunity for the organization's leadership to hear from Washington-based experts on issues relevant to the ALA's mission and to meet with Congressional representatives on key legislative priorities.

March 04, 2016 | | Military


Fletcher promoted to brigadier general

Antonio M. Fletcher (SOJTF-B, USSOCOM), a Camden native and son of Thelma Rutledge and King Fletcher, of Camden, earned a promotion to brigadier general during ceremonies held in November.

March 01, 2016 | | Military


Valentines for veterans

February 19, 2016 | | Military


Kershaw County honors military on Veterans Day

Students, family members, staff and veterans from all branches of the military filled Camden Elementary School's (CES) multi-purpose room Tuesday for one of the Kershaw County School District's many Veterans Day-related celebrations. Similar ceremonies took place across the district, as well as Wednesday at Camden's American Legion Post No. 17 and American Legion Post No. 195 in Lugoff on Thursday.

November 13, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Jim Tatum C-I news staff | Military


Military News for Oct. 31, 2015

Army National Guard Private Odre'aunna N. Watkins has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson.

October 27, 2015 | | Military


Military Briefs - Aug. 21, 2015

Air Force Reserve Airman Dre'shon V. Wood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 21, 2015 | | Military


Military Briefs - July 17, 2015

Cadets Joshua Cook and Johnmark Farlett, both of Lugoff, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., recently.

July 17, 2015 | | Military


Hayes is Auxiliary president

Camden Mayor Tony Scully attends the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina's installation ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia where Camden native, Teresia Hayes, was installed as the 97th 2015-2016 state president. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic organization. Hayes' project this year will be the John Lewis Seward Crisis Fund, in memory of her father, John Lewis Seward, who served during the Vietnam era and was awarded the Purple Heart. The Crisis Fund will be a fund reflective of what her father believed in, helping others. The fund will assist ...

July 08, 2015 | | Military


UDC dedicates grave markers at Quaker Cemetery

The John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) held a marker dedication service for Henry Cool Salmond and his daughter, Louise C. Salmond Porter Proctor, on June 20 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden.

June 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Military


Memorial Day remembrances

May 27, 2015 | | Military


Cedars Memorial Day program honors late CHS cadet

An annual Memorial Day ceremony held at Cedars Cemetery in Camden on Friday honored the memory of a Camden High School (CHS) cadet who died earlier this year.

May 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Military


Military Briefs - May 4, 2015

Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.

May 04, 2015 | | Military


Lugoff native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

NORFOLK, Va. – A 2013 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate and Lugoff native is serving on one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

April 15, 2015 | By CMC Spec. Joshua Treadwell Special to the C-I | Military


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