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The congressional sickle cell caucus is recruiting well-known sickle cell patients as national spokesmen and spokeswomen for a campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Rice is a member of the bipartisan group and Scott, R-S.C., is its co-chairman.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War-era veterans.
Aug. 2, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin, a confrontation between the USS Maddox and several North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats was the spark that led to an escalating U.S. presence in Vietnam. Now, 50 years later, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is organizing a special ceremony for Vietnam War-era veterans.
Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony to honor Vietnam War veterans and their families Aug. 2. During a telephone interview Thursday, Scott said the ceremony is an “awesome opportunity” to honor the sacrifice of those who served. In the past, Scott has hosted similar ceremonies for World War II and Korean War veterans.
The importance of South Carolina recognizing its veterans cannot be overlooked, said U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., who is gearing up for a celebratory event to honor those who have served. Scott is hosting the Vietnam Era Veterans Honor Ceremony on Aug. 2 in Columbia. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. Scott said each veteran will receive a Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation, as well as a pin.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a ceremony Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St. The event is free.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott is trying to get answers about the care veterans are getting in Columbia and at other VA facilities around the state.
As lawmakers continue the call for answers into the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, including South Carolina's Sen. Tim Scott, the White House released findings Friday describing "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers and internal and congressional investigators.