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On March 2, 2020
in County News
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.
On November 4, 2019
in County News
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.
On June 3, 2019
in County News
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.
The veteran of the month for June 2019 is US Navy Aviation Electronics Mate Joshua M. Jawad of Horry County. Joshua has served at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois, “A” School in Pensacola, Florida and most recently at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He likes to recount the story of being hand selected to fly to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) where he met a Senator and the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. The Senator was amazed when he saw a catapult launching an aircraft and he says that he will always remember the Senator’s expression!
For more information or to feature a hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.
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