At the County Council meeting on May 9th, 2023, Mr. Ed Lundeen, Veteran’s Affairs Officer for Lexington County was presented with a Resolution recognizing his selection as the 2023 SC Veterans Service Officer of the Year by the South Carolina Association of County Veteran’s Affairs Officers. This award recognizes aContinue Reading

Army Green Beret and Recon Marine receive coveted GEA designation By Alex Junes-Ward Global Eco Adventures (GEA) has announced IRONMAN designations for two U.S. military special operations NCOs, former Army Green Beret Staff Sergeant Lowell Koppert and former Marine Reconnaissance Sergeant Jared Evans, who will formally receive their Ironman awardsContinue Reading

Fresh off his congressional testimony from a week earlier, American Legion National Commander Vincent “Jim” Troiola asked a joint assembly of South Carolina lawmakers to assist in preventing veteran suicide during an address at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 8. “Every member of this legislature…indeed, every American, can helpContinue Reading

Preventing military veterans’ suicides deemed a priority By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The American Legion’s National Commander Vincent J. Troiola addressed a senior-echelon gathering of business, military, and law enforcement leaders during the monthly meeting-luncheon of the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Fort Jackson-Palmetto State Chapter at FortContinue Reading