SCNG Honors Fallen Heroes

The South Carolina National Guard will be supporting communities throughout the state to honor the fallen over Memorial Day weekend.
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the S.C. National Guard has deployed more than 18,000 Soldiers and Airmen overseas.  Sixteen Soldiers from the S.C. Army National Guard have paid the ultimate price supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Local soldier being remembered are:
Operation Enduring Freedom- Afghanistan
SSG James Bullard- 28, of Marion, S.C.; assigned to the South Carolina National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, in Marion, S.C.; died Oct. 30, 2007 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using rocket-propelled grenade fire, machine gun fire, mortars and small-arms fire during combat operations.
SGT Edward Philpot- of Latta, SC; He was killed from a non-combat related Humvee rollover accident in Afghanistan Oct. 3, 2007.  Philpot was assigned to 1st Battalion, 263rd Armor Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, Dillon, SC.