Kaitlyn Cannon

SC Vietnam Veteran Discusses Time Served as OH-6A Pilot

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Frank Walker

Lietuenant Colonel Frank Walker was born in Rock Hill, S.C. He reported to his assignment in the Republic of South Vietnam as an OH-6A Scout Pilot in November 1971.

Walker talks about the first time he flew in Vietnam, and shares a humbling story about the courage of his crew members. In regard to his retirement, he says, "I  didn’t worry about what was in the past.  I worried about what was coming up.  And I guess I can say I made lemonade out of my lemons."

SC Vietnam Veteran Reflects on His Time Served as a B-52 Navigator

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator.

“I think it was a part, something for all of us. I can’t speak for anyone except myself, but I think it’s something that affects us all, in terms of our own personal maturity, especially at a young age, and it sort of stays with you always,” says Boyd Gilbert, Vietnam Veteran and B-52 Navigator from 1970 to 1973.

He discusses his involvement in Linebacker II, the mission that made the North Vietnamese ask for a ceasefire and that brought them back to the peace negotiations.

BMX Media Showdown

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Novant Health Supercross Track

The sun beat down on the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as media professionals from the area congregated at the registration booth. After they registered with The City of Rock Hill, they received one-day USA BMX licenses, got fitted for a BMX bike and helmet, and met the professional BMX riders who would be their coaches for the day.

Behind the Scenes of “Liberty or Death - The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas”

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Historic Brattonsville Reenactment in McConnells, SC.

This past weekend, passionate Revolutionary War Reenactors set up camp in McConnells, South Carolina, despite the certainty of sweltering temperatures and cloudless skies. They came for “Liberty or Death - The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas”, which is a national reenactment event that portrayed how the turning point of the Revolution was defined in South Carolina. It was one of the largest living history demonstrations in the southeast, with hundreds of reenactors from around the country congregating to form infantry and cavalry regiments.

Chester County Farm Raises All-Natural Products

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, SC.

“I love meeting people of the community and having them come back and tell me, ‘I loved your pork chops, I love your sausages…we get so satisfied when we eat it, your chicken seems to go further than what I get from the grocery store…I love your eggs, my cakes are better.’ That’s just, that’s a big deal to me because I know that they are satisfied with what I’m doing, so what I’m doing must be right,” says Amy Thames, owner of

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