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Fort Gordon | The Augusta Chronicle

...named after a Civil War commander from Georgia, Gen. John B. Gordon. One of the first units to train at the camp was the 4th Infantry Division. Its soldiers were among the first to land on Utah Beach during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. Also during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/fort-gordon
Birdie helps Retief Goosen qualify for the British Open

...2007 when a roadside bomb blew up a vehicle he was in with members of D Company of the 3rd Airborne Battalion in the 509th Infantry Regiment.Pfeifer has won the 2010 National Amputee Golf Championship, along with three wins at the George W. Bush Warrior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-30/birdie-helps-retief-goosen-q
Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

...financial aid, counseling and tutoring opportunities. Jones' concentration did not falter, a remarkable sight for a former infantry and supply soldier diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.After he enrolled at Augusta Tech on May 1, Jones, 30...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-24/augusta-tech-offers-troop
South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'a symbol of pride in one's hatred'

...Confederate battle flag from its Statehouse dome until a 2000 compromise put a square version of the flag ? the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag ? on a 30-foot flagpole at the Confederate Soldier Monument directly in front of the Statehouse, along one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-21/south-carolina-legislator-take-down
Fort Gordon honors Vietnam vets with welcome home ceremony

...those who served in this war."The ceremony included performances from the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and 3rd Infantry Regiment Silent Drill Team. The celebration calmed to a somber mood for cannon fire and playing of Taps to remember lives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/fort-gordon-honors-vietnam-ve
Across Georgia

...fighting in July 1864.Officials say the area is within a larger "core battlefield" where Confederate trenches, a rare type of infantry and other signs of duels have been found.In other newsA 14-YEAR-OLD BOY who disappeared last week in the Chattahoochee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-08/across-georgia
Isaac McKnight

...American Legion Post #71, VFW Order of the Purple Heart, former Scoutmaster of Troop 65, member of the 101st Airborne 2 Infantry, and a life member of the NRA. He was wounded in WWII and the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, John W. McKnight...

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Isaac McKnight

...American Legion Post #71, VFW Order of the Purple Heart, former Scoutmaster of Troop 65, member of the 101st Airborne 2 Infantry, and a life member of the NRA. He was wounded in WWII and the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, John W. McKnight...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174914464
Longtime commissioner of Georgia Department of Veterans Service dead at 92

...assistance such as tax breaks and special license plates.Wheeler was a veteran himself, having served in the Army as a stateside infantry instructor during World War II. He joined the department of Veterans Service as director of its education division in 1949...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-21/longtime-commissioner-georgia
Surge of elderly World War II veterans traveling to DC on South Carolina Honor Flight

...89-year-old retiree from Columbia was shot down twice during the Korean conflict, earning both a Purple Heart and Air Medal.Army infantry veteran James Carey, 92, said he's is especially looking forward to meeting other former servicemen to exchange a few stories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-19/surge-elderly-world-war-ii-ve