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Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home Memorial Day Service PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

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Charles Porter, Events Director, Maj. Rudolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214, served as Master of Ceremony and introduced Dr. Nick Ballew, guest speaker at the Woodlawn Memorial Day Service.

 
DVD of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” on Sale June 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

This is the True Story of What actually Happened on the Ground in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 as Told by CIA Security Officials who Defied Orders to “Stand Down,” and Risked their Lives to Save Other Americans Pleading for Help.

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The movie adaptation of the book 13 Hours in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, June 7, 2013.

Three of the contract operators who responded to the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi, Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto and John “Tig” Tiegen went public and allowed their names to be used in the book and movie. Jack Silva and Dave Benton who also participated in the activities, are pseudonyms used to preserve their families’ privacy and their own. Another member of the CIA team, Tyrone “Rone” Woods died during the attack on the Annex.

Kris Paronto spoke at the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club luncheon  at the Poinsett Club on 26 March of last year. On the night before the luncheon The Times Examiner hosted a dinner in his honor with the help of friends. About 50 guests attended the event and had an opportunity to interact with one of the real heroes of Benghazi.

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Widow of American Sniper Taya Kyle at Taylors Free Medical Clinic Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

The Taylors Free Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing quality free health care to eligible individuals in a culture of caring

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When the crowd surrounding Taya Kyle dwindled during the reception, I approached the Author of American Wife  with a degree of anxiety. As she stretched out her hand I responded by telling her that as a veteran of almost three decades of military service, I had a great deal of respect and admiration for military wives and their  many sacrifices for their families and their country. I was somewhat startled when she responded with a big hug for this old soldier. The words had touched a tender spot behind the tough shell surrounding this woman who had been hardened by an eventful  and painful life.

Mrs. Kyle was introduced to the packed house of Taylors Free Medical Clinic supporters by Dr. Tony Beam who discussed his emotional reaction to the Clint Eastwood directed movie depicting her husband’s life as the sniper with the most sniper kills in US military history, She had no small role in his life and the movie.

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Eight Furman, NGU Graduates Commissioned As US Army 2nd Lieutenants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, PublisherBy Bob Dill Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016. Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016.

Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony were Furman President Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Interim North Greenville University President Dr. Randall Parnell.

Guest speaker for the ceremony was Colonel Erick Schwartz (USA Ret.).

Col Schwartz said the purpose of his talk was to give the soon to be Army officers, “an insider’s look into hearts and minds of men in battle.”

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Korean Vets Support Community Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lew Perry   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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The Korean War Veterans Association, Foothills Chapter of SC #301, has contributed to the Greer Daily Bread Ministries STEP project, a veterans and family shelter. The STEP program (Shelter to Empower People) is designed to allow a veteran or a family to progress through a 90 day program that will provide them with the faith, financial knowledge, and life skills needed to exit homelessness, rejoin the workforce, and become productive members of the community. STEP is an arm of the Greer Soup Kitchen, well known in the community since 1991, whose mission is to feed the hungry by providing one hot nutritious meal (not just a sandwich) each day to whomever comes, serving approximately 140 to 150 meals each day. The Soup Kitchen provided over 50,000 meals in the past year.

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Furman University US Army ROTC Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Homer Bryant, WWII veteran, presents the American Legion Award for Scholastic Excellence to Cadet Adam Johnson. This award is presented to a junior cadet that displays leadership qualities and is active in student organizations and constructive activities.

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Joel Heiser, Vietnam veteran and member of James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3, presents the American Legion Award for Military Excellence to Cadet William Jenkins. This award is presented to a junior cadet that demonstrates outstanding qualities and military leadership, discipline, and citizenship.

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Mrs. Helen Kinion presents the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Defense Committee ROTC Medal and Certificate to Cadet Devan Trout. This award is presented to a cadet that shows qualities of loyalty and patriotism.

 
Johnny Mack Brown Spoke to Legionnaires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Retired Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown spoke to the Rudolph Anderson American Legion Post recently. The longest serving sheriff in Greenville County history discussed his interesting and productive life in law enforcement, including his appointment to the Federal Marshall service after leaving the sheriff’s office.

 


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