17th Honor Flight Takes Veterans to Visit WWII Memorial
- By Gilbert Scales
Family members and friends wait to welcome Honor Flight veterans back to Greenville from trip to Washington, DC.
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Vietnam Hero And Author Addressed Legion Post 214
J. L. “Bud” Alley is presented a Certificate of Appreciation from Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 by First Vice Commander Tony Dunn after speaking to members about his COMBAT experiences during the Vietnam War and about his book The Ghosts of the Green Grass.
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98th Annual American Legion Department of SC State Convention
- By Taylors American Legion Post 214
Members of Taylors American Legion Post 214 Convention Delegation pose with American Legion Department of South Carolina First Vice Commander Bob Scherer before he was elected Department of SC Commander.
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Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home Memorial Day Service
- By Tony Dunn
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.
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DVD of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” on Sale June 7
- By Bob Dill, Publisher
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.
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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