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Local vets head to Raleigh to air concerns

Local vets head to Raleigh to air concerns

  Special to The Pee Dee Post * Talking Points * Legislative Goals * NC Veterans Facts RALEIGH — Jeff Joyner and Carlton Hawkins of American Legion Post 147, Rockingham,… Read more »

Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

DAR chapter helps to preserve gravesite of Henry William Harrington ROCKINGHAM — The mission of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is to promote historic preservation, education… Read more »

Curry: Benefits unknown for new NC veterans affairs

Curry: Benefits unknown for new NC veterans affairs

Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal to establish a new state government department for information technology makes sense. But lawmakers should revisit a similar proposal for a department targeting veterans affairs. Those… Read more »

This Day in NC History: The fall of Raleigh

This Day in NC History: The fall of Raleigh

On April 13, 1865,the city of Raleigh surrendered to the army of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman. The city’s loss was the latest in a growing accumulation of Confederate setbacks. Three… Read more »

Nearly 6 years after Fort Hood shooting, Lunsford receives Purple Heart

Nearly 6 years after Fort Hood shooting, Lunsford receives Purple Heart

Former Rockingham man shot 7 times in 2009 Army base attack By Heather Graham-Ashley III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs Related coverage * Video of Friday’s ceremony * Feb. 8:… Read more »

Hike for the 22 set for April 25

Hike for the 22 set for April 25

Event to highlight veteran suicide awareness, prevention By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * ‘Either I shoot guns or I draw’ * Area vets rally for PTSD awareness * New challenge highlights PTSD… Read more »

This Day in NC History: Charlotte’s massive WWI installation

This Day in NC History: Charlotte’s massive WWI installation

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. That summer, Major General Leonard Wood, charged with selecting sites for new military camps, visited Charlotte as part of a… Read more »

‘There’s plenty of eggs’

‘There’s plenty of eggs’

American Legion Post 147 wraps up Easter Sunday with egg hunt By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery LEDBETTER — More than 80 people took part in the annual tradition of… Read more »

Tailgating on Little River

Tailgating on Little River

Memorial kayak trip planned in honor of Zachary Goforth By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Memorial River Run FB page * Aug. 26, 2014: Former county man dies in ATV crash… Read more »

American Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

American Legion: VA must ‘hold true to its mission’

WASHINGTON D.C. —  The American Legion’s national commander, Michael D. Helm, admonished the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating its informal claims process, which has been used in roughly half of all such… Read more »

JROTC hosts formal dining-in

JROTC hosts formal dining-in

In an effort to establish new traditions, Richmond Senior High School’s JROTC hosted its first Formal Dining In on Tuesday, March 24. Dressed in their dapper duds, cadets from all… Read more »

JROTC sets the table for new tradition

JROTC sets the table for new tradition

 Dining-in set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com When members of the Richmond Senior High School’s Raider Battalion fall in Tuesday at Cole Auditorium, it will be the… Read more »

PDP creates community scholarship

PDP creates community scholarship

To be awarded to Raider senior in May Staff report * Application form (PDF) ROCKINGHAM — The Pee Dee Post is proud to announce the creation of The Pee Dee… Read more »

Stevenson: Lies weaken American

Stevenson: Lies weaken American

Brian Williams of NBC tells us that he was aboard a helicopter in Iraq that took ground fire and was forced to land. FALSE:  His helicopter arrived at the scene one… Read more »

Pinter: 3 reasons why veterans leave the military they love

Pinter: 3 reasons why veterans leave the military they love

By J.J. Pinter Team Red, White and Blue “If you loved being in the Army so much, then why did you get out?”  Change the branch of service as necessary,… Read more »

‘Soldiers don’t giggle’

‘Soldiers don’t giggle’

Middle school teacher takes students back to Nazi Germany By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — There was no Facebook back then. No Instagram. No cellphones to text mom or dad… Read more »

‘Full speed ahead’ for PeeDeePost.com

‘Full speed ahead’ for PeeDeePost.com

  Previous coverage * The ethical choice * The numbers quantify the need * Readers flock to PeeDeePost.com * Let’s talk about community involvement * 62,462 photos and counting * The Post suspends operations Staff… Read more »

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Rockingham’s Joyner in capitol to lobby for veterans * American Legion legislative priorities WASHINGTON D.C. — In a hearing room packed with more than 300 veterans and their families, American Legion National Commander Michael… Read more »

Local pigeon club keeps history alive

Local pigeon club keeps history alive

Special to The Pee Dee Post RICHMOND COUNTY — As Danny Clifton stood sentry, scanning the skies from his picnic table in Rockingham, he had a healthy hunch that Pretty… Read more »

This Day in NC History: Females in the U.S. Marine Corps

This Day in NC History: Females in the U.S. Marine Corps

On February 13, 1943, the first women to sign up for non-clerical duties enlisted in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The Women’s Reserve was formed in 1942 when plans were put… Read more »

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