Air Force Airman Kenneth A. Brandon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Army Chaplain Jerry Johnson (right), son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work while deployed to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Making the presentation was Capt. Wes Cannon. Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., was also awarded the Bronze Star after his first tour. He and his wife, Carrie, have four sons, Bradley, Jeremy, Tommy and Jimmy.
U.S. Airman Dominique M. Lindsey has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
Civilian Ryan J. Padgett, son of Karen L. Padgett of Lugoff and Jimmy E. Padgett of Gray Court, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N. C.
Before an audience at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17, U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer spoke on the importance of not only the nation's veterans, but also their families. Kehrer spoke during the post's Veteran's Day observance Friday in Camden.
For the first time in recent memory, American Legion Post 195 was not able to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Columbia with the Lugoff-Elgin High School JROTC following the ceremony held at the school.
Sgt. Julius A. Goodwin, a native of Camden and a health care specialist squad leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Spc. Matthew M. Ells, a Seattle native and an unmanned aircraft systems repairer with Company B, 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th IBCT, stand in front of the "Vanguard" brigade's combined brigade and battalion headquarters building after winning the Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter and the Soldier of the Quarter boards, respectively, in October. The two soldiers will compete against other brigade-level board winners ...
Emmy award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby will be a special guest at this year's 42nd annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase race in Camden. As part of the Nov. 19 event -- billed as "military appreciation day" -- Cosby will be presented the first-ever Major General Baron de Kalb Award which she will accept for -- and on behalf of -- her father, Richard Cosby, 85.
U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer will be the keynote speaker for the Veterans Day program Friday at the American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 home in Camden.
U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Rodney M. Daniels Jr., son of Carmen M. Daniels of Elgin and Rodney M. Daniels of Owings Mills, Md., recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill, with honors and was promoted to his current rank.
Lugoff-Elgin American Legion Post 195 recently moved its meetings to the Lugoff Fire Dept on U.S. 1 near the intersection of Ridgeway Road (S.C. 34).
U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis, daughter of Jeannette P. and Luis F. Denis of Elgin, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Navy Seaman Ariea S. Jackson, Seaman Apprentice Jennifer L. Denis and Seaman Recruit Gregory J. Jones all recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
For nearly 20 years, Kershaw County Veterans Affairs (VA) Officer Billy Bell and his assistant, Barbara Ray, have strived to help veterans in the community.
When classes at The Citadel in Charleston began last week, one Camden cadet had all ready been on campus since Aug. 1 -- in leadership training.
During nine weeks of training, Army Pvt. Devin W. Bracey studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Lugoff native, 2nd Lt. Adam Truesdale was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 as part of Francis Marion University's Army ROTC program.
Each Nov. 11, a ceremony is held at the gravesite of U.S. Gen. John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War I. For the first time in Arlington National Cemetery's history, officials chose a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) unit to lay a wreath at Pershing's gravesite.
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