Category Archives: Defense

Vietnam Veterans Day at Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer free admission to Vietnam veterans and their families on  Vietnam Veterans Day, Thursday, March 29.  Attached is a press release and below is a link to photos from Vietnam Veterans Day 2017. Photos: http://patriotspt.org/VietnamVeteransDay18 In addition to free admission, each Vietnam veteran who visits on March 29 will be pinned with…
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USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) To Be Commissioned In Charleston on 24 March

[caption id="attachment_30624" align="alignleft" width="214"] Private First Class Ralph H. Johnson, US Marine Corps[/caption] A Legacy of Changing Lives Private First Class Ralph H. Johnson (USMC) Ralph Johnson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. When our nation called, Ralph enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in March 1967 at the age of 18.…
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Marines To Share Stories from Vietnam Battle For Hue City

On March 1 at 7 p.m., Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 26-day Vietnam War Battle for Huế (pronounced “way”) City by hosting a discussion amongst several highly-decorated Marines who fought in it. The symposium is free and will take place aboard the USS Yorktown. The symposium, titled…
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South Carolina USCG Auxiliarists Receive Achievement Awards

  [caption id="attachment_29666" align="alignright" width="3162"] USCG Auxiliary Program Visitors received RBS Lighthouse awards on January 13, 2018, in recognition of exemplary performance and service in promoting boating safety. From left: Joe Livingston, Division 12 Commander (South Carolina units); RBS Lighthouse Award recipients Robert Weskerna, Eric Hurlin and Tomas Bagdas, and District 7 Commodore Judith Hudson.…
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