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June 28 Relic Room lecture to address failure to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Vietnam

[caption id="attachment_22258" align="alignnone" width="2984"] President Lyndon Johnson (right) appointed CIA veteran Robert Komer to run the multiple-agency "pacification" effort in Vietnam.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – America fought two wars in Vietnam. One was on the battlefield, where U.S. forces nearly always prevailed. The other was a struggle for the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese people.…
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Ann Malpass Nominated for GFWC Jennie Award.

The Woman’s Club of Cayce is pleased to announce its nomination of Ann Malpass for the General Federation of Women’s Club’s prestigious Jennie Award. The Jennie is a national honor that recognizes extraordinary Woman’s Club members for lifetime personal excellence as volunteers within their clubs, their community and as family members. A dynamic member of…
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Video tells the story of one South Carolinian on D-Day

[caption id="attachment_21966" align="alignleft" width="224"] James Mooneyhan[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – On June 6, 1944, Lt. James Richard Mooneyhan landed on the stretch of Norman shoreline code-named Dog Green – the same sector of Omaha Beach depicted in the harrowing opening minutes of “Saving Private Ryan.” For most of the rest of his life, like so many…
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South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Announces 2019-20 President and Board of Directors

South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association Announces 2019-20 President and Board of Directors Myrtle Beach, S.C. – May 16, 2019 – The South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA) announced its 2019-20 officers and board of directors during the organization’s annual conference in Myrtle Beach. SCEDA and its 800+ members have been the ‘Voice of Economic Development’…
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Life in a Cold War missile silo: free lecture at the Relic Room

[caption id="attachment_21856" align="alignleft" width="300"] Inside a nuclear missile silo control capsule during the Cold War.[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – How did it feel to be at the tip of the nuclear spear during the Cold War? Specifically, what was life like sealed up for 24-hour shifts in a missile silo, 60 feet beneath the earth? Former…
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Lecture at museum to tell story of young boy’s account of the Civil War

[caption id="attachment_21630" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jan Croon[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – When LeRoy Wiley Gresham was 8 years old, he and some friends were playing where they shouldn’t have been – in a burned-out building in his hometown of Macon, Ga. The chimney collapsed, and one of LeRoy’s legs was crushed. His days as a healthy, active…
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Author Jerred Metz to discuss new novel about 30th Division in World War I

[caption id="attachment_21585" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jerred Metz[/caption] COLUMBIA, SC – Local author Jerred Metz has just released a novel based on the experience of the 30th Infantry Division in France in the First World War. On Sunday, May 5, he will talk about it and sign copies at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military…
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Hear about Wade Hampton’s Iron Scouts, the ‘Confederate Special Forces’

[caption id="attachment_21506" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Thomas[/caption] COLUMBIA, S.C. – They were stationed permanently behind enemy lines, where they gathered intelligence, identified targets of opportunity, and engaged in guerrilla warfare. Union soldiers dubbed them the “Iron Scouts.” To author Michael Thomas, they were “Confederate Special Forces.” Thomas, who has written a book about the special unit…
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