The Coastal South Carolina 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.
Coastal South Carolina Chapter
Although the Spanish-American War was of short duration, the Army in South Carolina was involved through the raising of volunteer regiments and hosting of military camps. Soldiers at Camp Fornance in Columbia, S.C. saw service in Cuba and in the Philippines. The camp became headquarters for the Third Brigade of Second Division of the Second Army Corps.
The Honor Corridor held at the VAMC Charleston (Ralph H Johnson VA Hospital) here in Charleston for AUSA Day was a rousing success! We had 11 members at the hospital (The rain may have dampened a few spirits or the attendance would have been higher). The medical staff and the technology folks really appreciated us being there thanking them for their dedicated hard work caring for our veterans.
A special shout out to Don Smith of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet who braved the rain with us to say thanks.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – In honor of Memorial Day, the local chapters of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) and The Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) held a socially distanced wreath laying ceremony at The Citadel War Memorial to honor fallen heroes.
The Continental Congress authorized the Continental Army on June 14, 1775. The first South Carolina Units in the Continental Army were the 1st and 2nd South Carolina Regiments. What follows is a short history of the South Carolina units that served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War from Robert K Wrights’, ‘The Continental Army’ (Center of Military History), 2006.
According to the Charleston County Public Library article in a May 2014, 425,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) were held in the United States under the supervision of the Provost Marshal General’s office at the end of World War II. The Geneva Convention and War Department directives were put in place for treatment in hopes that American POWs overseas would be treated as humanely.