A few members of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 in Taylors, S.C. surprise veteran Ron Gentry with a Happy Birthday Cake.  Left to Right: Ron Gentry, Bobby Prater, Ken Hemm and Stuart McClure.
A few members of American Legion Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 in Taylors, S.C. surprise veteran Ron Gentry with a Happy Birthday Cake. Left to Right: Ron Gentry, Bobby Prater, Ken Hemm and Stuart McClure.
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Every minute of the day, America’s Armed Forces fight to guarantee the security of our nation. Their fight makes it possible for countless others to live peaceful lives and follow paths of opportunity. After veterans have served their country, many are well-equipped to become successful entrepreneurs; even further fulfilling their American dream. We owe them sincere thanks and one way we express our support for them is through celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week.

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Yesterday, Tomb Guards from the US Army’s 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) were presented with 4 ceremonial M17 pistols at Arlington National Cemetery. These works of art were created by SIG SAUER specifically for use by the Guards.

This ceremony marks the first use of the M17, which will accompany the Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers they stand guard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The unique distinguishing features for the M17 Tomb of the Unknown Pistols include:

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Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post members Commander Clyde Rector, Museum Director Peter Butchart, Carroll Kelley, Adjutant Tony Dunn visit North Greenville University to inform the public about American Legion and Veteran Programs.

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Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine," B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter, flew into the Greenville Downtown Airport for a visit from October 26th to 28th. This was a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 9 in flying condition in the United States.

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Tigerville, SC (October 24, 2018)  North Greenville University will celebrate the service of our military and veterans at Military Appreciation Day this Saturday before the Crusaders' final home football game. NGU will take on the #17 ranked University of West Florida Argonauts on Saturday, October 27 at 1 p.m. in Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium.

The military recognition will take place during the pre-game ceremony beginning at approximately 12:40 p.m. All community military service people, active and non-active, and their families will be admitted free to the football game with a military ID and is asked to be in their seats by 12:40 p.m. to take part in the recognition.

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