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Mayor Honors Greenville Veteran PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony A. Dunn   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00


City of Greenville Mayor Knox H. White recently presented a proclamation to Cecil D. Buchanan in honor of his many contributions to the City of Greenville. Buchanan has received the U.S. Congressional “Spirit of Freedom” Award, the Silver Crescent, American Legion Appreciation Medal, Legionnaire of the Year Award and Order of the Palmetto.

World War II and Korean War Veterans Visit Memorials PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00


Tuesday morning, October 28th, the 13th Upstate Honor Flight with 100 World War II and Korean War veterans from North Carolina and South Carolina left Greenville-Spartanburg Airport for Washington, D.C.

Tour buses were waiting outside at Reagan National Airport Terminal to take the veterans and support staff to the different memorials.

The first stop was the World War II Memorial, dedicated in May 2004. After lunch, the veterans visited the Iwo Jima Memorial, which honors all U.S. Marines. The next stop was at the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Memorial.

Wings of Freedom Returns to Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00


Friday afternoon, three famous World War II aircraft flew into Greenville and landed at the Greenville Downtown Airport as part of the “Wings of Freedom” Program.

The first planes to land were the P-51 Mustang and the B-17 “Flying Fortress,” and the B-24 “Liberator” landed shortly afterward.

During WWII, the B-24 carried a ten-man crew consisting of a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, radio operator, nose gunner, engineer/turret gunner, ball turret gunner, the belt-fed .50 cal. waist gunners (Browning Flexible Machine Gun) one on each side of the aircraft, and the tail gunner.

Wife Discussed Navy Seal's Way of Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

School Board Candidate Discussed First Steps

Stacey-Shea---9-14Stacey Shea and Derek Lewis were guest speakers at the August Meeting of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club at the Poinsett Club.

Mrs. Shea discussed her experiences as the wife of a Navy Seal. Her husband Thom Shea is now retired from the Navy, and they have started a motivational and leadership business in Upstate South Carolina.

Thom Shea’s book is titled, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life.

Stacy was the author of Section Four of the book titled, Spartan Wife Connection, in which she described the life of a wife and children of a husband and father in combat.

Korean War Veterans Made History With Veterans Corridor of Honor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Markers on I-385 Honor US Military Veterans Who Served in WW I to Present


The tent was full, the chairs were full, the parking lot was full and it was half an hour before the unveiling ceremony was set to begin. The overwhelming turnout was unexpected on a Friday morning. The ceremony designating a portion of I-385 the Veterans Corridor of Honor took place in the parking lot of the Railhouse Restaurant located at 1003 North Old Laurens Road in Fountain Inn.

The event was well attended by military veterans and their family members, elected officials and business leaders. Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy was the featured speaker for the event. The Congressman’s comments were brief but appropriate for the occasion. He commended the individuals who planned and carried out the project that will remind motorists going north or south on I-385 that Americans throughout the  history of our  republic have sacrificed to preserve freedom for ourselves and others.

The American Legion National Convention PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 00:00

OllieNorth1The American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger (Va.) called to order the 96th  Annual American Legion National Convention held in the Charlotte Convention Center, Tuesday, August 26.

The Advancement of the Colors was performed by Harrisburg Post 472 Color Guard from Houston, Texas.

Montel Williams, a power Emmy Award-winning television personality for more than 17 years was Master of Ceremonies.

Williams began his military career in the US Marine Corps. He was the first African American Marine selected to attend the Naval Academy Prep School. He later graduated from the US Naval Academy.

He is a decorated former Naval Officer and inspirational speaker, and prolific author of practical and uplifting books.

Wife of Navy Seal to Speak at GCRWC Luncheon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00


Stacey Shea, president of Adamantine Alliance, and co- author with her husband, retired Navy Seal Thom Shea, of a best selling book titled Unbreakable: A Navy Seal’s Way of Life, will be speaking at the August meeting of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club.


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