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Horry’s Heroes: January Hero is Tillman I Locklair

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 January 2020 is United States Navy GM3 Tillman I Locklair. Mr. Locklair served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1963 during which he earned the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was aboard the USS Boris during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Being able to visit 26-countries during his service was one of his favorite parts of being in the Navy.

Mr. Locklair was born in Darlington, South Carolina but has lived in Horry County, South Carolina for over 40-years!

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



Horry’s Heroes: December’s Hero is Hundley Thompson 

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 December is United States Army 1st Lieutenant Hundley Thompson. Mr. Thompson served at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Fort Dix, New Jersey from 1957 to 1961. Hundley was also a distinguished military graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in May of 1956. His favorite memory is when he served with a platoon of military police during West Point’s spring festivities and graduation.

1st Lieutenant Thompson is enjoying his retirement living in North Myrtle Beach.

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



Horry's Hero for October 2019: Sean Thompson

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.

The veteran of the month for October is US Army Specialist Sean Thompson. Mr. Thompson served with the 10th Mountain Division in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Korea. He received an Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and a NATO Medal. Sean enjoyed going to Bosnia because the people appreciated what was done for them since he was part of a peacekeeping operation.

For more information or to feature your 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.



Horry’s Heroes: Shirl Willard Hero of the Month for April

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 attached).

The veteran of the month for April 2019 is Army Specialist Shirl F. Willard of Horry County. Having previously served in Powidz, Poland, Shirl is currently stationed in Georgia. She is a recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and believes that the US Army was a moving force in teaching her discipline and helping her achieve her goals. She made lifelong friendships with a diverse group of individuals and values the comradery and fellowship.

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



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