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MOAA Names Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins as New President & CEO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

AirForceLtGenDanaAtkins-1Alexandria, Va. -The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) today announced its board of directors has unanimously selected retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, a distinguished military officer and seasoned private-sector business leader, as its new president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective as of Jan. 4, 2016.

Atkins will succeed retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan, who has led the association since 2002 and announced his retirement earlier in 2015.

In his new role at MOAA, Atkins will lead the more than 390,000 members of the nation's largest military service organization and fourth-largest veterans service organization in its advocacy mission on behalf of the entire uniformed services community. 

Cecil Buchanan Presented Quilt of Valor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

Korean War veteran has provided Leadership and work to the American Legion for 48 years since the War


Suzanne DiCarlo and Walt Richardson of the  Quilts of Valor Foundation presented a beautiful quilt to Cecil Buchanan during the  Tuesday, November 17 meeting of Major Rudolf Anderson American Legion Post 214 in Taylors.

Buchanan, a veteran of the Korean War, has been a very active member of the American Legion for some 48 years. His work leading to the establishment of the Cecil Buchanan War Museum in Greenville is noteworthy. Commander Steve Zietz, Stuart MacDonald and Bill Moore assisted in the presentation.

Vietnam Veterans America Flag Retirement in Cleveland Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00


Master of Ceremonies Jerry Brock with Harold White in background.


Jerry Brock preparing a flag as his wife Doris and Nancy Nix cut the blue field from the American Flag prior to retiring it in the firepit.

Wade Hampton High School AFJROTC Veterans Day Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00


The Annual Veterans Day Program was held in the Wade Hampton High School Auditorium, Wednesday, Nov. 11th.

The program was conducted by the Air Force JROTC Cadets.

Cadet/Lt. Col. Isaac Beam was Master of Ceremonies.

The Colors were presented by the AFJROTC Color Guard.

Eighty-five Korean and WWII Veterans take 15th Annual Honor Flight PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00


The 15th Annual Honor Flight carrying 85 Korean and World War II veterans left Greenville Thursday morning October 29th.  Very few World War II and Korean era veterans able to make the all day trip remain.

Each veteran had a guardian to assist them on the journey and they were greeted with much fanfare both in Washington and upon their return to Greenville.

The vets visited the World War II, Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where they observed the Change of the Guard ceremony.

American Legion Post Named for Cuban Missile Crisis Hero PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Grew up in Greenville, Commissioned in USAF From Clemson AFROTC, Only Casualty of Cuban Missile Crisis


When the founding officers of American Legion Post 214 in Taylors were deciding on a military hero to honor with the name of the new post, Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. was the perfect choice. The post was dedicated to the memory of Major Anderson at the site of the memorial erected in his memory on October 27, 2015, the 53rd anniversary of his death at the controls of a U-2 reconnaissance plane several miles in the sky over Cuba.

Major Anderson was both the hero and the only American casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis. His sacrifice produced photographs of Soviet missiles that were eventually withdrawn from the island by the Soviet Union. Major Anderson’s ultimate sacrifice may have saved millions of lives by producing intelligence that helped avert a nuclear war.

Special Forces Sergeant Booted from Army for Interfering in Homosexual Rape PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00

The Ugly Side of the Obama Military

A two time Bronze Star winning Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class is being booted out of the Army, November 1, 2015.

Sergeant Charles Martland is charged with interfering in the rape of a young Afghan boy by a member of the Afghan police on a United States Military Base.

A 12 year-old Afghan boy’s mother told Sgt. Martland that an Afghan police leader had chained her son to his bed in order to repeatedly rape him.

The Sgt. and a fellow soldier confronted the Afghan adult involved who laughed at their complaint and said, “it was just a boy.”


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