Carolina Midlands Post Wounded Warrior Efforts
Repairing the roof of a wounded warrior's home
The SAME Carolina Midlands Post completed repairing the home of an injured veteran on Aug. 17, 2012. Twenty-seven volunteers pitched in to repair the roof of Sgt. 1st Class Chris Aubrey, a wounded warrior who was stationed at Fort Jackson. Sgt. 1st Class Aubrey resides in Lugoff, S.C.
Improving the home of a World War II Veteran
On Nov. 11, 2011, members of the Carolina’s Midlands Post teamed up with a group of volunteers to make home repairs for Bob Fogle, a 91-year old World War II veteran. Fogle, who served in the Army Air Corps as a flight engineer, lives with his wife near Columbia, S.C.
The Post made necessary renovations to the Fogle's home including replacement of decayed wood, painting, construction of a ramp, landscaping and installation of a new garage door and electric operator. The Post worked with Home Works of America, a local charity specializing in home repairs along with volunteers from Shaw Air Force Base and McEntire Joint National Guard Base to complete the repairs.
“Working with the Fogles was a very meaningful way to say thanks. The tremendous outpouring of support from the community was a dramatic demonstration of our respect for Mr. Fogle and other veterans,” said Nelson McLeod, former president of Carolina Midlands Post.
On Feb. 3, 2012, the Carolina Midlands Post removed old shingles and installed new ones for Antonio Cowell, a local wounded warrior in Sumter, SC. Members of the Post organized the team which included volunteers from Shaw Air Force Base 20th Civil Engineering Squadron; Sumter County Sheriff's office; Fort Roofing and Sheet Metal Works; ARM Environmental Services, Inc. and Duro-Last Roofing. Materials were donated by Best Distributing Company and Fort Roofing. Cowell was grateful to all of the volunteers for his renovated roof.