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Fallen Marine memorialized by family and friends

Fallen Marine memorialized by family and friends

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A quiet fell over the room as a group of Dietrich Schmieman's fellow Marines stood in a line facing their commanding officer. The crowd hushed in silence as the roll call started. Each of the Marines answered -- until Schmieman's name was called. "Sgt. Schmieman," the call started. "Sgt. Dietrich Schmieman! Sgt. Dietrich Aaron Schmieman!" As a 21-gun salute boomed outside, sniffles and sobs broke out among the 200 people gathered Saturday at Central Church in Richland.


Veteran gets first look at her mortgage-free home

Veteran gets first look at her mortgage-free home

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Army veteran Erica Corley, who is a single mom of two kids, 13 and 10 years old, got the keys to her mortgage-free home near Dallas, TX, thanks to Chase and Operation Homefront.Erica enlisted in 2009, served sev...

WWII Veteran returns battlefield flag to Japan

WWII Veteran returns battlefield flag to Japan

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U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo took a ‘good luck’ flag from the body of a dead Japanese corporal 73 years ago during World War II. Now the 93-year-old veteran is making a journey of 10,000 miles to return the flag to the ...

Navy veteran spending retirement sending care packages to service members

Navy veteran spending retirement sending care packages to service members

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LUMBERTON — While retirement is for relaxing, Navy veteran David Wagner spends some of his giving back to the military - something he would have wanted for himself when he served.For the past two years, Wagner...

Decorated war veteran has home totally redone by Charleston volunteers

Decorated war veteran has home totally redone by Charleston volunteers

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A decorated war veteran and a purple heart recipient has been staying in a motel for months because his home was unlivable.As a beloved member of the Charleston community, his fellow neighbors and members of the C...