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South Carolina Veterans Featured on ETV

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2013

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In honor of upcoming Veterans Day, two new programs on South Carolina servicemen will air Thursday, November 7 starting at 8:00 p.m. on ETV.

"Carolina Stories: General William C. Westmoreland: The Man Behind The Four Stars" provides an in-depth look at this four-star general from Spartanburg County who  graduated from West Point, earned medals for bravery in World War II, and became the Military Commander of Allied Forces in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968.

"The Man Behind The Four Stars" offers commentary from General Westmoreland's son, James Ripley Westmoreland; historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History Dr. Andrew Birtle; and S.C. State Superintendent of Education Brig. General Mick Zais, whose father, General Melvin Zais, was General Westmoreland's close friend. 

Following at 8:30 p.m., "Carolina Stories: Fallen Heroes" features two men from South Carolina who gave their lives during World War II.  William Farrow from Darlington, S.C. was one of 80 airmen to volunteer with the famous Doolittle Raid in 1942. After the raid, Farrow had to bail out in Japanese-held territories, was captured and later executed. Thomas Dry Howie from Abbeville, S.C. was given command of the 3rd Battalion after D-Day and sent to take the pivotal town of Saint-Lo, France. He was killed before reaching the town, but his men draped an American Flag over his body and transported him the remaining distance.  Howie has a monument in Abbeville that reads, "Dead in France, Deathless in Fame."

"Carolina Stories: General William C. Westmoreland: The Man Behind The Four Stars" and "Carolina Stories: Fallen Heroes" are part of a continuing South Carolina ETV series on South Carolina Hall of Fame inductees and were produced in part by a production grant from the S.C. Hall of Fame. Both documentaries were made by Emmy-award winning Mark Adams; executive producers are Steve Folks and Amy Shumaker. 

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.

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South Carolina Veterans Featured on ETV
Bill Farrow
South Carolina Veterans Featured on ETV
Thomas Dry Howie

South Carolina Veterans Featured on ETV
General William C. Westmoreland
South Carolina Veterans Featured on ETV
General William C. Westmoreland in helicopter


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