Celebrating the Purple Heart

BLYTHEWOOD – Displaying the sign that designates Blythewood as a Purple Heart Town are, from left: Mayor Pro Tem Eddie Baughman; Brigadier General Milford Beagle, Jr., Commander, Fort Jackson; Purple Heart recipient First Sergeant (Ret.) Brian Nolan; Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Carl Lopez; Mayor Bryan Franklin and LTC (Ret.) Cary Bond, Commander of the S.C. Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.

Town Councilman Sloan Griffin’s 10-month-old son Tristan napped through his audience with members of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle club.
Town Hall’s behind the scenes workerbees who cheerfully and carefully set everything up for the event and then took it all down included Walter Davis, left, Johna Sutton, Steve Maddox, Steve Hasterok and Rick Earnhardt.