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World War II Members

(Photo by Bill Bengston)

Pictured left to right:  Seated: John Boswell, W.O. Gwin, Jack Kendall, Delray Herrington (94 years old, and the group’s senior member), and Victor “Red” Martin. ​

Second Row: Beverly Funderburg, Ed Zeigler, Carl Schutte, and Max Whitaker.

​Back Row:  Les Culpepper, Arnold Silvert, Marvin “Doc” Buncher, Faber Hance, and A.W. “Dick” Schoenfelder.

On Thursday, September 2, 2010 in keeping with a tradition that started in 1970, a group of World War II Veterans, now members of  The American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta, gathered at The Post 71 Home for a group picture.  This traditional picture occasion was the brain child of the late North Augusta newspaperman Sam Woodring, who was a World War II veteran and a member of Post 71.  Mr. Woodring proposed in 1970 that on September 2, and every five years thereafter, any World War II veterans in the North Augusta area should gather for a group photo to commemorate the Japanese surrender ceremony that took place on the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri, on September 2, 1945, thereby ending all hostilities of World War II. This particular photo commemorates the 65th Anniversary of that historic occasion.

VJ Day Remembrance

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World War II Veterens in 2015

Photo Courtesy of Bill Bengtson & The North Augusta Star