John Ward Ford

1876 John Ward Ford was born July 18, 1876 in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina, son of Flemmond P. Ford and Susannah Medlin Ford. 1943 On November 28, 1943, J. W. Ford was listed in the newspaper article “Lieut. Recounts War Adventure.“ 1951 John Ward Ford passed away on June 29, 1951 in Columbia, he was buried in Spears Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Pontiac, … Continue reading John Ward Ford

SGT Herbert H. Hornsby

1922 SGT Herbert H. Hornsby was born October 16, 1922 in Kershaw county, South Carolina, the son of Eddie D Hornsby and Jannie C. Cook Hornsby. 1944 On November 12, 1944, Pvt. Herbert Hornsby was listed in the newspaper article “Mrs. E. D. Hornsby.” 1951 SGT Herbert H. Hornsby passed away on June 23, 1951 he was buried in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. On … Continue reading SGT Herbert H. Hornsby

Shell Explosion Kills Fort Soldier, Injures 37 Other During Drill

8th Division Men Hit After Mortar Fires Ammunition Withdrawn From Firing Pending Outcome of Probe One soldier was killed and 37 injured on Fort Jackson firing range yesterday when a 60 – millimeter mortar shell reportedly exploded about 10 feet from the mouth of the gun that fired it. Eight of the victims were on the “seriously injured” listed and nine suffered only superficial wounds … Continue reading Shell Explosion Kills Fort Soldier, Injures 37 Other During Drill