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
No traces now exist of the original Fort Johnson which stood at Windmill Point on James Island. Fort Johnson was designed and built in 1708 by Huguenot refugees to protect the English colony of South Carolina from attack by Spanish and French forces. It was named after the Proprietary Governor of the Carolinas, Sir Nathaniel Johnson. A second fort was built in 1759 and portions of its "tabby" walls, made from sea shells, are still visible today. The fort played a role during the Stamp Act crisis.
“ There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”
- LTC Jimmy Doolittle
Those sentiments were prominently on display at this years CLDT at AUSA National of which I had the pleasure of attending.
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.