American Legion Post 214 Commander Tony Dunn prepares to open first meeting in the Post new home on Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors.
American Legion Post 214 Commander Tony Dunn prepares to open first meeting in the Post new home on Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors.
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This Ceremony is in honor of a fallen soldier.  The soldier’s unpolished boots are carried by an  Honor Guard member to be placed on the wooden block in front of the cross.
This Ceremony is in honor of a fallen soldier. The soldier’s unpolished boots are carried by an Honor Guard member to be placed on the wooden block in front of the cross.
A solemn memorial service is conducted by volunteer members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. Honor Guard. The service begins with six Honor Guard members carrying M-1 Garand Rifles with fixed bayonets.
A solemn memorial service is conducted by volunteer members of the Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. Honor Guard. The service begins with six Honor Guard members carrying M-1 Garand Rifles with fixed bayonets.

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Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University,  was keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of  Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.
Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University, was keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History. - Photo by Tony Dunn

Steve Pettit, President of Bob Jones University, was the keynote speaker at the Grand Opening of the Major Ruldolf Anderson, Jr. American Legion Post 214 and Cecil D. Buchanan Museum of Military History.

Steve Pettit is a Christian Patriot and a graduate of both The Citadel and Bob Jones University.

During his address, he announced that Bob Jones University is expected to offer a military science program that will award officers commissions to Army and Air Force ROTC within the next two years.

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House Speaker Ryan ratifying HR.1475 authorizing a wall of remembrance to be constructed at the site of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The President signed it into law on October 16, 2016.
House Speaker Ryan ratifying HR.1475 authorizing a wall of remembrance to be constructed at the site of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The President signed it into law on October 16, 2016. - Photo courtesy of Lewis Vaughn

CONGRESS ENACTED LEGISLATION IN 2016 ALLOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALL OF REMEMBRANCE AT THE SITE OF THE KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL IN D.C. IT WILL HAVE THE NAMES OF THE 37K AMERICAN KIA’s ENGRAVED IN IT. TAXPAYER FUNDS CANNOT BE USED TO CONSTRUCT THE WALL. THE COST PER NAME IS $350.00.
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN RAISING THE FUNDS FOR THE 548 SOUTH CAROLINIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN KOREA. GREENVILLE HAD MORE THAN 50 KIA’s.
ONE-HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE USED FOR THE WALL. PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO THIS MOST WORTHY CAUSE.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: KWVA FOOTHILLS CHAPTER #301.
        IN THE “FOR” AREA WRITE “WALL OF REMEMBRANCE”
MAIL TO: LEWIS VAUGHN, CHAIRMAN
        WALL OF REMEMBRANCE FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE
        623 ASHLEY COMMONS
        GREER, SC 29651 (QUES. CALL (864) 848-0368)

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“My sole focus is veterans and making sure their needs are met.” ~ Secretary of the VA, Dr. David Shulkin

Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, told Senators at his confirmation hearing that the VA would not be privatized under his watch.

The Military Officers Association provided more than fifty questions to the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee to be posed to the new Secretary, who is the first non-veteran to head up the VA, and the only Trump Cabinet member to have served in the Obama Administration.

Q: Where do you stand on privatization?

A: The VA is a unique national resource that is worth saving, and I am committed to doing just that. … I will seek major reform and a transformation of the VA. There will be far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness, and expanded care options, but the Department of Veterans Affairs will not be privatized under my watch. … If confirmed, I intend to build a system that puts veterans first and allows them to get the best possible health care wherever it may be — in the VA or with community care.

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At the American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 Tuesday evening meeting, Charlie Porter was presented a Quilt of Valor by Kenneth Hinkle and Suzanne DiCarlo.

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A group of Vietnam War veterans were the honored guests of Greenville area Vietnamese-Americans as they celebrated their traditional Lunar New Year in native dress. Hundreds of Vietnamese-American families reside in the Greenville area. Many of the older generation were members of the South-Vietnam Armed Forces who served as much as five years in Communist reeducation labor camps after the United States abandoned the war effort and Communist forces occupied the former democratic republic.
 Before escaping and eventually arriving in the United States, the now proud Americans learned firsthand what it was like to live in a Communist dictatorship.

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