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World War II veteran receives medals 77 years after heroism

He finally got his medals just shy of his 100th birthday.

Longtime Myrtle Beach resident honored on 90th birthday for service to community

A longtime resident is being recognized for her service to the Myrtle Beach community.

1 of 3 surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Arizona dies at 95

Robert Ashby enlisted at age 17 in the Army Air Corps, which later became the U.S. Air Force.

  Group of SC veterans wants medical marijuana bill passed

The veterans say it relaxes them, and helps them have a better quality of life.

  Columbia VA hosts vaccination clinic for veterans at Colonial Life Arena

Any veteran who is 65 or older can call to make an appointment to get vaccinated at the clinic.

  SC Air Force veteran celebrates 100th birthday with look back over his 70-year career

Maynard Cusworth’s Air Force career spanned three decades, and he spent more than 40 years as a volunteer mercy pilot.

  Veterans line up to get COVID-19 vaccines at the Columbia VA

This week, they opened up vaccinations to veterans out in the community.

  100-year-old veteran from North Charleston receives 1,200 birthday cards

A North Charleston man received a big surprise from around the globe for his 100th birthday.

  Veterans should contact VA for COVID-19 vaccines, here’s how

Officials said it is the goal of the VA to vaccinate all enrolled veterans.

  SC Navy veteran loses everything after his houseboat sinks Christmas night

On Christmas night, when winds began to pick up on the lake, Robert Simpson was asleep on his couch. His blood sugar had risen dangerously high, so he didn’t realize his boat was taking on water.

Two dozen homeless veteran families in Charleston to receive housing assistance

New federal funds will help dozens of homeless veterans in Charleston find a safe place to live this next year.

  WWII veteran honored ahead of 100th birthday

His church hopes the public will send “100 cards for 100 years.”

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

Pinckney has 12 living children, 45 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He lives in the College Park area.

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‘Sisters-in-arms’: Two sets of sisters graduate Marine Corps training at Parris Island in S.C.

“Sisters by blood, now sisters-in-arms.”

  My Take: We need to support veterans year-round

Many veterans struggle to get the proper medical attention and basic life staples they need to live.

  Five Decatur brothers, who all served in Vietnam, live to tell their story

James, John, Thomas, Willie and Leo, the Miller brothers. All born in Limestone County and raised in Decatur All five of them, Vietnam War veterans.

  'He gave his life’: Popular Myrtle Beach road named after WWII hero from Darlington

Thousands of people drive on Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach every day, but many may not know that it’s named after a war hero from Darlington.

  ‘I realized once again that I had purpose’: New veterans program aimed at growth, healing comes to SC

A program aimed at helping combat veterans and first responders achieve post-traumatic growth just launched in South Carolina.

Group pays off mortgage for family of fallen Sumter Co. deputy

The foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon outside of the Gillette family’s home.

City of Columbia hosts Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony

In lieu of its annual Veterans Day Parade, the city had a recognition ceremony to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

  97-year-old Midlands WWII veteran to receive Four Chaplains Award

A veteran here in the Midlands is being recognized for his work to uplift our service members during the pandemic.

Hundreds of cards pour in for local Veterans

Hundreds of children and members of the community pitch in to write letters to Veterans in lieu of the annual Veterans Day Parade.

Columbia VA to hold veterans’ drive-thru flu shot clinic on Thursday

The event will take place at Parking Lot #11 at the Columbia VA from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Soldier who’s been deployed for 13 months surprises mom at N.C. restaurant

Pfc. Felipe Vidrios, currently serving in the U.S. Army, was deployed for 13 months in Kuwait and his mother, Candy Vazquez, had no idea he was coming home.

  ‘Wall of Remembrance’ unveiled at 9/11 ceremony honoring fallen service members, first responders

The "Wall of Remembrance" was unveiled on Friday during the 10th Annual Morning of Remembrance Ceremony.

South Carolina native receives Medal of Honor from President Trump

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne led an operation to rescue 75 hostages in Iraq.

  100th birthday celebration held for Montgomery WWII veteran

A special celebration was held for a local World War II veteran Wednesday.

  As bills mount, daughter of veteran frustrated with state VA nursing home system

The daughter of a South Carolina veteran said she’s in the process of organizing an estate sale of her father’s belongings to help pay for the costs.

King Fore a Day to host veteran golf tournament on Sept. 14

Organizers say the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the struggles that some veterans and service members deal with on a day to day basis.

  US Army’s Black Daggers parachute team thanks SC health care workers

They did a parachute demonstration into Lexington Medical Center’s campus as part of the Army’s salute to health care workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  SC soldier who finished degree while serving overseas comes home to a big surprise

Specialist Douglas Long received a special welcome from his family and the president of Midlands Technical College at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport today after stepping off the plane.

  VA Secretary: More facilities, resources could be coming to SC to keep up with growing veteran population

Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said he expects the VA’s footprint to expand in South Carolina over the next few years.

Scholarship created to honor fallen Shaw Air Force Base pilot Lt. David Schmitz

The scholarship foundation will support young men and women who want to pursue their education and become a pilot.

  Servicemembers honor World War II veteran during ceremony for inspiring troops during pandemic

David Hubbard was recognized during a special ceremony at his home in Columbia after he made and donated more than 500 crosses to be distributed to members of the Armed Forces.

United for Veterans partners with the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat Center to help local veterans

This month, United for Veterans needs your help to assist the Central Midlands Transitional Retreat Center in Lexington.

  SC veterans, father and son, battle COVID-19 together

Thankfully, both men have been released from the hospital and have made full recoveries.

  Lexington crossfitters complete ‘The Murph Challenge’ for Memorial Day

A mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, and another mile run. Together, they make a workout that’s meant to say thank you.

SC Veterans Affairs Office participates in national #GoSilent event

This Memorial Day, South Carolina Veterans’ Affairs Office will have a moment of silence to honor fallen soldiers.

  My Take: Even during a pandemic, we must remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

We must never forget those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.

  Fort Jackson officials say they have more COVID-19 recoveries than active cases

The first two soldiers to recover from the coronavirus graduated Basic Combat Training on May 14.