In this week's issue: Oct. 18, 2018
100 years later, WWI Soldier awarded Purple Heart
After more than a 100 years and a postponement caused by Hurricane Florence, a South Carolina World War I veteran posthumously received his Purple Heart Medal at a ceremony on Fort Jackson Oct. 13. The late Sgt. Perry Loyd was from Sumter County and served at the then Camp Jackson with the 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division (Colored). He would serve in the trenches of the Western Front before being wounded Sept. 29, 1918.
‘We’re just out here to have fun’
Rain, rain goes away for USAG org day
One day after Hurricane Michael hit Fort Jackson, Darby Field was the site of the annual USAG organization day. The storm left a breezy, sunny Friday afternoon Oct. 12, perfect for the games. All Garrison employees and their Families were welcomed to the free event. An optional lunch was the only cost.