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A family tradition
Luke Sims joins a long legacy of military service
Sims Swearing In
Retired U.S. Army Col. John Sims of Camden (left) swears his grandson, Luke Sims, into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant during a May 11 ceremony in Wheaton, Ill. Luke also graduated from Wheaton College the same day, and is getting married June 28. - photo by Provided by John Sims
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. Col. John Sims (U.S. Army-ret.) served 23 years and then worked for the Kershaw County School District in the ROTC program until 1996.

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