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Corporal Dylan Walters has quite the interesting start to his Marine Corps career, especially to fellow South Carolina natives. His time with the Corps began on the West Coast, and continued across the country on the East Coast of the Palmetto State. Walters is from San Diego and went to boo…

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Sergeant Greg Sword served for 14 years in the Army Reserves. When he was away from drill, Sword did a lot of contract work as well. He went on four different deployments between the two jobs, three to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

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Major Chris Huber has been serving in the U.S. Army since graduating from the Citadel in 2009. The engineer originally was working as a civilian and attending drill like any normal National Guard soldier would. Now, he serves in the Active Guard Reserve.

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Sergeant First Class Bobby Edwards served 17 and a half years in the U.S. Army before medically retiring from Fort Jackson earlier this year in March. The former Ranger instructor now works part-time behind a gun counter and full-time as a nonprofit creator. 

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Lieutenant Craig Augenstein graduated from the Naval Academy in 1987. After the academy, he went to nuclear power school and became a nuclear officer on a submarine in Charleston. In his five years of service, he went on a couple deployments to the Mediterranean and just north of the Arctic Circle.

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Staff Sergeant Jason Dersch served for 14 years in the armed forces. The airborne soldier originally got out of the Army while he was starting a family. Eight months later, he was back in a blue uniform as an Airman. Dersch went back to the Army as a sniper after four years.

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Sergeant First Class Bobby Cash retired from the Army after 21 years of service in 2016. The Alabama native served as an MP all over the world and after multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, decided it was time to settle down.

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Harrison Church has been in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He was on active duty as an Aviation Boatswains Mate Equipment (ABE) specializing in Catapult Operations/Maintenance on USS George HW Bush CVN-77. Church switched to the reserves in 2018 while wanting to pursue a college degree.

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Staff Sergeant Derek Rast has been serving in the Army for the last 12 years and said he plans on staying in for at least 20. The National Guard recruiter joked that he would not be here if it weren't for the National Guard.

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Fort Jackson hosted a change of command ceremony Friday morning, wishing their 51st Commanding General, Brigadier General Milford H. Beagle Jr. (Beags), the best as he continues his career as the Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in New York. The Enoree, SC native…

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Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr., Commanding General of Fort Jackson, was presented with a special award for his career of outstanding achievement and service to South Carolina Tuesday at the State House. Governor Henry McMaster honored Beagle with the Order of the Palmetto as he prepare…

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Master Sergeant John Melson started his military career right out of high school in the Marine Corps. He came home from school one day and said his mother was hosting a Marine recruiter at their house. His journey began from there.

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Jonathan Mayberry served for eight years before he was medically retired from the Army due to combat wounds he received while deployed in Baghdad. Mayberry is honored to have been awarded two Purple Hearts and said he uses his second chance as a reminder to pay it forward.

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Brooks Herring served in the US Navy from 2005 to 2011, deploying to Iraq and Africa, and as an Army civilian to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2013. He was born on Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, but hails from Conway, SC, and graduated from Conway High School in 2004.

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Retired US Air Force Master Sergeant Edwin "Ted" Tufts II is originally from Massachusetts. He's lived in South Carolina for more than 20 years now, but admits he misses the cold weather and snowfall that the north provided. His wife, on the other hand, comically explained to him when he was…

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US Air Force veteran Justin Mcgrady served from 2006 to 2012. He's a Midlands local, born and raised in West Columbia. After high school, Justin attended college in Charleston. Realizing the expense his parents were taking on sending him to school, he made the decision to drop out and join t…