How many have heard that adage? To those of us who attended high school in the forties, it was the sentence that was used to teach us how to type. WW II was raging in both Europe and Asia at the time. In addition to teaching us typing, it was used to remind us that we needed to support America in the war effort by buying War Bonds and teach us that we might one day be called upon to serve in the Armed Forces, or support the war effort in some other way. I edged up to about 30 words per minute. I dropped out of school at the age of 16 and enlisted in the Army on July 17, 1950, just after the start of the Korea War. Of course, it was not called a war, but a “Police Action” by then President Truman. It was later that it was dubbed “THE FORGOTTEN WAR” by U.S. News & World Report - Oct. 1951. Technically it was not a war. No declaration of war was ever voted on by Congress.

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Wreaths Across America Organization with local volunteers placed Christmas Wreaths on veterans graves at Woodlawn Memorial Park on Saturday, December 15th, 2019.

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A young volunteer for the American Legion Post 3 Goodfellow Food Box program stacks his cans so adult volunteer does not have to bend over to pick them up.

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Twenty-five non-perishable food items were placed in boxes on Friday night, December 20th to be picked up on Saturday by needy recipients.

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The above helicopter is similiar to the one flown over Iraq udirng the Gulf War by US Army Captain Kimberly Hampton of Easley, SC. She was the first female combat pilot to be killed.

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American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 Commander Jack Dorn talks to visitor at Greenville Convention Center Gun Show about the advantages of membership in the American Legion.

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Vietnam Veterans of America members of VVA Chapter 523 meet at Golden Corral for their Chiristmas meeting gathering. VVA have their monthly meeting at Greenville Shrine Club, 5:30 p.m. (1730 hour).

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Military Museum namesake Cecil D. Buchanan arrives at Lee Road Methodist Church for Christmas program of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214.

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Commander Jack Dorn and his wife arriving at meeting of Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214.

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Members of Post 214 prepare to eat meal at their December meeting.

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