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Sevier Middle School conducted the 15th Annual Veterans Day Memorial Service on Friday, November 11th, 2011.

Sevier is built on part of the Camp Sevier property.

Camp Sevier was an Army training camp built in 1916, because the U.S. Government needed more training facilities. Camp Sevier covered approximately 2,000 acres in size and covered land from present day Wade Hampton Blvd. to State Park Road, and from Mountain Creek Church Road to Reid School Road.

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Located on Grounds of Parisview Baptist Church

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The Union Bleachery was one of the leading textile mills in Greenville County from 1902 until it closed its doors in 2003. Most of the mill’s employees lived in the mill village on the hill above the mill off what is now Highway 253 north of Greenville.

Former employees of the mill remember that the village was a close-knit community. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and draft age men went to war, the community shared their joy and grief.

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Veterans Day Ceremony at Cleveland Park Vietnam War  Memorial

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As darkness fell on the Vietnam War Memorial in Cleveland Park, graying veterans of the Vietnam War, along with their families and a few friends, gathered with members of the Greenville County Vietnamese community to pay tribute to the Greenvillians who gave their lives in defense of freedom for the Vietnamese people.

A crowd of about one hundred huddled around the monument bearing the names of their fallen comrades and family members with their backs to a chilly breeze as Pat Ramsey, president of Chapter 523 Vietnam Veterans of America, issued a welcome and introduced the chapter Chaplain Dan Vess, who presented the Invocation.
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Greenville Native Received Silver Star for Valor in Battle Featured in “We Were Soldiers Once... And Young”

Vietnam---FrontBud Alley, a graduate of Greenville High School and Furman University, was speaker at the Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park Annual Veterans Day Program, Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Alley received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army through the Furman University ROTC program in 1964. One year later, he would face a test of all that he knew and was able to do in a jungle in Vietnam.

Bud Alley was assigned to the Second Battalion, Seventh  Calvary, First Calvary Airmobile Division. He was involved in the terrible battles of the Ia Drang Valley in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. These are the battles portrayed in the book, We Were Soldiers Once … And Young, by Lt. General Hal Moore and Joe Galloway and the movie by the same name starring Mel Gibson as Lt. Col. Hal Moore, Second Battalion Commander.
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Honors 479  Graduates who Gave Their Lives in Service of Their Country and Three Who Received the Congressional Medal of Honor

Clemson Agricultural College, now Clemson University, has a rich military history beginning with founder Thomas Green Clemson, who served in the Confederate Army.

From it’s beginning through two World Wars, and Korea, Clemson was an all-male military school. Students lived in barracks with their rifles, wore uniforms,  and were organized in military units with student leaders. The purpose was to develop superior military leaders.

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Panetta, Mullen Certified Troops are Ready for “San Francisco Army”

On Friday Afternoon, July 22nd, during all the panic over the debt limit, President Obama quietly announced that he was signing the documents that will repeal “Don’t Ask, don’t Tell” effective September 20th. The repeal will, in the words of  Columbia Christians for Life, headed by a graduate of the United States Military Academy, “permit open sodomite service in US Armed Forces beginning Sept. 20, 2011.” In other words, certification means that 60 days later, open homosexuality will be allowed in the United States military for the first time in the nation’s history.

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Duncan-and-ChipOn Monday, July 4th, 2011, under a large shaded portico at 1 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville, sweet tea was poured for scores of local law enforcement and firefighters from all over Greenville County, including County Sheriff, City Police and EMS workers as they enjoyed a professionally prepared southern barbeque complete with ribs, chicken, chopped barbeque and all the trimmings. Greenville's First Responders mingled with Woodlawn's funeral directors, staffers and cemetery associates at the special Independence Day event held in their honor.  "We simply wanted to say thank you to these men and women for what they do

every day."  said A. Chip Howard, Manager and Senior Director of Woodlawn Funeral Home. Woodlawn, a local Dignity Memorial Provider, has been host to multiple community events and veteran's related ceremonies over the years.

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