Medal of Valor Act

Tammie Davenport spent a year researching and sketching designs for a medal to honor military men and women who, like her son, have been killed in action. On Tuesday morning at Anderson’s National Guard Armory on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two and a half years after she started her project, Davenport witnessed Gov. Nikki […]

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Remembering the Upstate’s Fallen Soldiers

On January 2, 2004, Army Captain Kimberly Nicole Hampton, a native of Easley, became an unexpected footnote in American history. While flying an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter over the outskirts of Fallujah, she tragically became the first female military pilot to be shot down and killed by an enemy of the United States. She was also the […]

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