The Charleston Chapter will re-establish itself as a Best Chapter in AUSA and serve as the voice for the Total Army (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) by providing relevant programs and support for the Soldiers, Cadets, DA Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Army Families, and Community Partners in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Charleston SC Chapter
The Friends of Fisher House Charleston Good Will Ambassador, W. Larry Dandridge gave a speech and a book signing for the Fort Mill, SC Rotary Lunch Club on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
US Army Aviation Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dandridge talked about the VA Medical System, Fisher House Charleston and the soon to be Fisher House Columbia, the US Helicopter War in Vietnam, AUSA, and the all five-star reviewed and award winning military history and action book that Larry wrote to raise money for Fisher House Charleston.
Larry Dandridge, the Volunteer Vice President for Veteran Affairs, for the Charleston, SC Chapter of The Association of the US Army (AUSA) presented Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Registered Nurse (RN) Lydia Batista, the Chapter’s Outstanding Service Award, on October 8, 2018.
William Tecumseh Sherman graduated from West Point in 1840, sixth in his class of 42, and was commission a lieutenant in the Third U.S. Artillery. He briefly served in Florida near the end of the Seminole War, then at Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay. He was then assigned to garrison duty at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina. Ft Moultrie was largely abandoned in the 1820-30’s and fell into disrepair. Repair was given to the Corps of Engineers and the effort was led by Capt. Alexander H. Bowman from 1839 to 1842.