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Business Executive Urges Support of Military Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00
McCarrell Announces New Venue for Spirit of ‘45 Event PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00


Lamar McCarrell, one of the original organizers of the “Spirit of ‘45” Upstate in Travelers Rest in 2011, announced that the event this year will be held at the Younts Conference Center at Furman University, Sunday, August 9th, at 3 p.m.

More Vietnamese New Year Photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00
My Time In Vietnam, Again PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maj. Ralph Stoney Bates, Sr., USMC (Ret)   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

BongHall-1Last night I returned to Vietnam. The last time I gazed onto the countryside of Vietnam my aircraft had just lifted off the runway at DaNang to the unrestrained cheers of all souls aboard, banked over Monkey Mountain, leveled out over the South China Sea allowing me a quick glance at my home away from home for the last fifteen months, as we flew into a dense cloud-bank concluding my stay and my sight picture, my only thoughts were, I’m alive. That was my last thought as I departed Vietnam. I’ve not been back. Last night, here in Greenville, at the TD Center, I returned to Vietnam.

Last night, 14 February, 2015, the Vietnamese-American community of South Carolina celebrated the entry of the “Year of the Goat” with the traditional Vietnamese New Year celebration. I became their guest in a round-about way, and it brought me back to January 1968, when my Vietnamese interpreter invited me to his home for a new year’s celebration. I actually briefly looked for the former Vietnamese Army Sergeant Sey (pronounced see), but I knew that he was not there. After all, he was working for the American Marines at the DaNang Airbase. The Communist would not have let him “slide” after their takeover; that is, if he were still alive in 1975.

American Legion National Commander Helm Visits Columbia/Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00


Sunday, Jan. 25, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm and his Aide Donald Suchy arrived at the Columbia, SC airport.

American Legion Department of SC Commander John Collins and Department of SC Adjutant James Holland were at the airport to greet them.

American Legion Riders from Greenville American Legion Post 3 and other Legion Riders from Columbia area, escorted National Commander Helm to a hotel in downtown Columbia.

Fewest Military Veterans in Congress since Before WWII PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

Only 19 percent of 114th Congress have ever served in Uniform

The 114th Congress that will be sworn in just a few days from now will have the smallest number of military veterans of any Congress since before World War II.

Military experience in the Congress peaked at almost 80 percent in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Since that time, the percentage of Congressmen with military experience has dropped drastically and leveled off at about 20 percent since 2013.

The number of military veterans serving in the senate during the 114th Congress will increase from 19 to 20 and the number of military veterans serving in the House will decrease from 87 to 81.

SC Legionaires Lay Wreath at Tomb of Unknown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Collins   
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

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