Stories by Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors being investigated in recruit death

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2 fighter pilots with families after surviving collision

Two F-16 fighter pilots who survived a midair collision in Georgia are home with their families, the commander of the South Carolina National Guard said Wednesday.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Collection of Marine Corps films to be preserved, put online

A treasure trove of silent, color films showing U.S. Marines in action during World War II, Korea and Vietnam is being brought out of storage, preserved and placed online for everyone to see.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Clyburn donates historic papers to USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Man charged in officer's death armed during previous arrests

The man charged with shooting a police officer to death with a stolen gun at a South Carolina mall was carrying multiple weapons during two earlier arrests, police records show.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Police: Officer killed in mall shooting; suspect charged

FOREST ACRES, S.C. - Police Officer Gregory Alia had welcomed a baby son into the world just months before a man with a stolen gun killed the policeman at a South Carolina mall, authorities said ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Old cannons sought from SC river

COLUMBIA - Underwater archaeologists on Tuesday plan to lift three heavy Civil War-era cannons from the waters of a South Carolina river where they have lain hidden for 150 years.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Poll: Majority of Americans support Confederate flag removal

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds meets with the approval of 57 percent of Americans, but 34 percent believe it was the wrong move, a ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Most favor SC removal of Confederate flag

COLUMBIA- A national survey shows 57 percent of Americans support South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds while 34 percent are opposed.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Man, 68, son, 30, named plane crash victims

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - A man and his adult son were on board a small plane that was destroyed when it collided with an F-16 fighter jet over a rural, sparsely populated area in South Carolina, a ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Last victim from Charleston church shooting is buried

The last of the victims of the Charleston church shooting to be eulogized was remembered as a man known by the nickname "Super," who lived his life with a driving force to serve his fellow men and ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, May 24, 2015

USC obtains large Dashiell Hammett collection

COLUMBIA - A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired by the University of South Carolina and will be made available in the coming ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient escorting WWII vets to DC

COLUMBIA - It's been almost a year since President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on Kyle Carpenter for saving the life of a fellow Marine by throwing himself on a grenade in Afghanistan.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Sunday, April 19, 2015

World War II, Korean War veterans to tour memorials in DC

COLUMBIA - Four months ago, only six World War II veterans had signed on to fly to Washington, D.C., in May for a special tour to see the memorials built in their honor.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, March 7, 2015

USC students capture voices at Guantanamo

COLUMBIA - A dozen graduate students from the University of South Carolina are spending spring break documenting the daily lives of military and civilian residents at the Guantanamo Naval Base in ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Thursday, March 5, 2015

SC panel advances bill to drop wait for vet in-state tuition

COLUMBIA - Out-of-state military veterans could come to South Carolina and immediately pay instate tuition at its colleges and universities, under legislation endorsed Thursday by a state Senate ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SC Honor Flight seeks World War II vets for May flight to DC monuments

COLUMBIA - World War II and Korean War veteran Edward Purcell Jr. says he knows he's blessed to enjoy good health and a robust spirit, given his 89 years and the fact that he was shot down twice ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Deaths of 2 young women spur proposals on waterway safety

COLUMBIA - The parents of two young women killed in separate watercraft accidents last year are hoping South Carolina lawmakers take steps to improve water safety and spare others their grief.
By Susanne M. Schafer

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Voters to consider 2 constitutional questions on ballot

COLUMBIA - There are two questions on Tuesday's ballot about changing South Carolina's Constitution.
By Susanne M. Schafer
 
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