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(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.
World War II Veterens in 2015
Photo Courtesy of Bill Bengtson & The North Augusta Star
Post 71 of North Augusta, SC has many very active members with distinguished service to their country and community. This project highlights them and our newest members. We will be posting more members as we try desperately to capture them all and their unique stories. Click here to Read More...