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S.C. Sen. Tim Scott addresses a crowd assembled Aug. 2 to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans in Columbia.
S.C. Sen. Tim Scott addresses a crowd assembled Aug. 2 to honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam veterans in Columbia.
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COLUMBIA — Sen. Tim Scott took a moment last weekend to honor a group of veterans often lost in the shuffle with a large, enthusiastic crowd on hand.


Scott was welcomed Aug. 2 by over 2,500 attendees, all coming out to honor the veterans of the Vietnam War, including 12 from Easley and many others from around the state.


Vietnam veterans are often overlooked as the World War II generation is slowly passing away and their remembrance is even more important.


Scott was very appreciative of the event, but more for those who served.


“What a wonderful day to be in the presence of so many men and women who put their lives on the line for our nation and the cause for freedom during the Vietnam War,” the senator said. “It was an honor and a privilege to be in a room full of real American heroes and to recognize them for their service.”


Along with others across the state being honored, the following Easley residents were recognized for their service: Jimmy E. Wilson Sr., Charles E. Burke, Franklyn W. Collars, Raymond Crapo, Richard I. Dillon, Richard A. Myers, James Ruude, John Schafer, Joe D. Sheriff, Thomas R. Williamson and William T. Ryan.


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