Sumter Purple Hearts donate to Shaw airmen


Sumter's Gen. George L. Mabry Jr. Chapter of the Military Order of Purple Heart recently donated $2,000 in Walmart gift cards to the Shaw Air Force Base First Sergeants Council. The council, consisting of Shaw first sergeants, will distribute the gift cards to airmen in need of assistance during the Christmas holidays. Pictured above during the presentation of the gift cards are members of the First Sergeants Council and members of Chapter 817. At the center of the photo in dark clothing from left are Patriot Ron Harvin, Chapter Commander Harry Thompson, Base Welfare Officer Patriot Jessie Burgess, Evette Bohannan and Chapter Treasurer Dave Nesbitt.