To the roughly 40,000 people who visit the Lowcountry’s treasured Angel Oak tree each year, Frank deLoach is an approachable artist, sitting beneath the tree’s canopy, hands trained on a large canvas, eyes focused on a centuries-old southern icon.

Edwin McKinney rarely leaves home without covering his head with a ball cap identifying him as a World War II veteran. He has three different military hats—each one often attracting strangers to the 89-year-old. They thank him, shake his hand and buy him lunch, according to his daughter Tam Wright.

Wearing an eye patch and missing an arm, retired 1st Lt. Patrick Cleburne ‘Clebe’ McClary III, USMC, looks as if he is chiseled and forged out of someone’s imagination; a combat hero personified.

Wearing an eye patch and missing an arm, retired 1st Lt. Patrick Cleburne ‘Clebe’ McClary III, USMC, looks as if he is chiseled and forged out of someone’s imagination; a combat hero personified.

James Sutherland served in United States Navy for 11 years during peacetime and wartime. Medical issues brought him back to civilian life but his faith in America and his patriotism is as strong as ever, even as a resurgence of social and political issues hit home, he is forever, ready and w…

Arthur Ellis vividly recalls his days as a runner in the United States Army during World War II where he traveled by foot, Jeep and horse, delivering confidential messages enclosed in an envelope between war officials. More than 70 years later in his Summerville home, Ellis still has plenty …

Earlier this year Knightsville resident Todd Howard celebrated military service totaling two decades—he’s served his country off-and-on since 1990. Though it’s not a life he regrets, it’s also not a life that’s been easy—one filled with memories and moments that have shaped the man he is tod…

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