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Council Pledges Help in Locating Vietnam War Memorial PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00


Greenville County Council has promised to help find a suitable location for the proposed memorial honoring American and Vietnamese veterans of the Vietnam War.

Bang Nguyen Hall, Vice President of the Greenville County Vietnamese-American community, appealed to the County Council for help during their December 2 meeting at County Square.

Mrs. Hall noted that Greenville is one of the 10 best places to live in the United States.

Times Examiner Columnist Addresses American Legion PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00

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Times Examiner columnist

Dr. Al Snyder, told the Green-ville American Legion Post in their monthly meeting last Tuesday that the Israel of today is still the nation that is special to God, just as it was during Biblical times. The Jewish people of Israel today are still "God's Chosen  People," according to "the everlasting covenant" made by God with Abraham some four thousand years ago.

Snyder is also a U.S. military veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War.. Snyder completed a nine-months-long course in microwave radio at Ft. Monmouth, N.J., graduated at the head of his class, and then was assigned to serve as an instructor. He also served for 21 years as a Christian missionary in Liberia, West Africa, and in Antigua, West Indies. Following that he served as a mass communications professor at Liberty  University for 17 years and at North Greenville University for five years. He retired in 1998, and began writing for The Times Examiner in 1999.

“Hero” of the Game PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00
NGU's Denton Awarded Army ROTC Scholarship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00


Tigerville, SC – LTC Gregory Scrivens, NGU’s Professor of Military Science, awarded a three-year $46,530 Army ROTC scholarship to Joseph Denton from Moncks Corner during halftime at Military Appreciation Day at the Crusaders final home football game on Saturday, November 15.

Denton completed Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training as a Combat Engineer this past summer.

Delegation Hears Reason for Vietnamese-American Memorial Monument PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00


The Upstate Vietnamese-American community and United States veterans of the Vietnam War have worked together for months to develop a concept and a scale model of an appropriate  memorial to honor the American and Vietnamese military personnel who fought side-by-side in an effort to preserve the freedom of the Vietnamese people.

Factual history shows that although the military won the war, a weary United States Government abandoned the effort and the Vietnamese people to fend for themselves against an oppressive Communist regime.

Members of the Vietnamese military and others who worked with Americans along with family members were imprisoned in “reeducation” work camps until they proved their loyalty to the Communist regime or escaped by boat at sea or to an adjoining country. 

Greenville County Pays Tribute to Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00


For Veterans, spouses and family members, Veterans Day brings back memories of comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Piedmont, S.C. Native Serves with VAQ-132 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Navy Office of Community Outreach   
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00

LoriBurcham_Page-04OAK HARBOR, Wash. – A 2008 Woodmont High School graduate and Piedmont, S.C., native is serving with the U.S. Navy’s aviation Electronic Attack Squadron 132 (VAQ-132), also known as the “Scorpions.”

Petty Officer 2nd Class Lori Burcham is an aviation maintenance administrationman with VAQ-132, a Whidbey Island-based squadron that operates the Navy’s newest electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-18G Growler.

Burcham contributes to the squadron’s mission by working on the record keeping for the aircraft to ensure the jet is safe to fly.

Built to replace the EA-6B Prowler, the EA-18G Growler is a carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft and the cornerstone of the naval Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) mission. It’s platform is derived from the combat proven F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft, and adds a sophisticated electronic warfare suite that enables it to suppress enemy air defenses as well as electronic attack operations.


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