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Horry’s Heroes for March 2020: Gerard Rice

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The featured veteran for March 2020 is United States Navy E3, Gerard Rice. A Surfside native, Mr. Rice served four-years in Washington, DC in the US Navy Ceremonial Guard. He was honored to be present at the burials of fallen US Navy personnel and to present the United States flag to their widows at Arlington National Cemetery. He participated in inauguration parades for Presidents Nixon and Ford and was part of the funeral proceedings for President Johnson while he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda. As such, one of his commendations is the Navy Unit Commendation Ceremonial Guard.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480 or submit your hero here.

 

 



Horry’s Heroes for February 2020: Jeffrey Lane Wingo

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The featured veteran for February 2020 is Jeffrey Lane Wingo! Mr. Wingo served as a E5/EO2 with the United States Navy for 12-years in Philadelphia, Peal Harbor, Baltimore, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. He served in Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The many medals he received for his service include the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device(2), Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal (2) and a Navy Unit Commendation. Mr. Wingo's favorite moments were always the flight back home after long deployments!

Mr. Wingo retired to Conway, South Carolina.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480 or submit your hero below.

Click HERE to submit your hero today!

 

 

 



Horry's Hero for November 2019: Arnold E. Houston III

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for November is United States Army Reserve Master Sergeant Arnold E. Houston III. MSgt. Houston served a total of 27-years in the United States Army and then in the Reserves until he passed away from a service-related illness in 2013. Arnold was deployed during the Gulf War to Saudi Arabia, he served during the Bosnian War in Germany, and was deployed to Iraq to lead the logistics operation at Camp Taji. During MSgt. Houston’s years of service he received many medals including a Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars. His family relates that his favorite duty was training soldiers prior to deployment. It was his passion to ensure that US troops were highly prepared. He also loved Germany while he was stationed there and had always hoped to return.

MSgt. Houston lived in Conway for 13-years prior to his death. He served at both Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Lee, Virginia while stateside.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



Horry’s Heroes: August Hero Is Theodore H. Voghel, Jr.

Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.

The veteran of the month for August is Theodore H. Voghel, Jr. who served as a sergeant with the United States Army in Japan and Korea. Mr. Voghel served during the Korean War and received several medals for his service including two Bronze Service Stars! Theodore enjoyed serving overseas and settled in Horry County 25-years ago after his retirement. For five years, he helped his fellow veterans by driving them to the VA Hospital in Charleston.

For more information or to feature a Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



Horry’s Heroes: Nick Cosentino Hero for July

Conway, South Carolina – In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has begun a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information (form).

The veteran of the month for July 2019 is US Navy Culinary Specialist Third Class Nick Cosentino of Little River. Nick served in the Korean War, Europe and stateside. He loved serving aboard the ships he was stationed on. He volunteers with the Horry County Police and the American Legion so that he can help his fellow veterans.

For more information or to feature a hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



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