Cross of Malta

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Department of South Carolina

State Awards Chairman

Augustus Singleton

Cross of Malta

This page contains all the State Awards for Year 2016-2017 except Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen, and Teacher


Web Site Award: VFW Post 6734
Presented at Spring Conference February 4, 2017

Communications Award: VFW Post 3433
Presented at Spring Conference February 4, 2017

EMT of the Year: Phillip Polston, Lancaster County EMS, sponsored by VFW Post 12136


Firefighter of the Year: Antoine Kelly, Lesington County Fire, sponsored by VFW Post 8738


Law Enforcement Officer of the Year: Robert D. Sharpe, West Columbia Police, sponsored by VFW Post 8738

Scout winners:
1st Place:
Braxton D. McDuffie
Troop  74     Sponsored by Post 4262
134 Bradstone Rd.,  Irmo, SC  29063

2nd Place:
Bryan D. Singleton,II
Troop  74     Sponsored by Post 4262
206 Beckworth Lane, Irmo, SC 29063

3rd Place:
Luke A. Dowdle
Troop  137     Sponsored by Post  6381
4505 Lockhart Rd.,  Sharon, SC  29742

Department Awards:

2015-2016 Most Outstanding Community Service Award
Gandy-Griffin VFW Post 4262

J. Francis Carlisle Award
Melvin E. Stewart
VFW Post 4262 - District 2
Most Outstanding Post Chaplain of the Year 2015-2016

Melvin L. "Mel" Emore Award
2015-2016 Most Outstanding Post Quartermaster
Garfield L. Woods, Post 6734

Melvin L. "Mel" Emore Award
2015-2016 Most Outstanding District Quartermaster
Clyde Lindasay, District 4

Samuel U. Roach Award
2015-2016 Most Outstanding Post Commander
Edward J. Irick, Jr., Post 6734

Louis Thornton Award
Most Outstanding VFW Member
Roy N. Miller, Post 6734

James W. Cothran Award
2015-2016 Most Outstanding VFW Post
Captain Charles F. Gandy VFW Post 6734

First Place in New Membership Recruiting 2015-2016
Ervin Johnson, VFW Post 4262

ALL STATE POSTS/DISTRICTS 2015-2016

Post 9509
Post 1845
Post 5932
Post 6734
Post 2889
Post 3746
Post 9138
Post 12136
Post 6444
Post 10804
Post 10058
District 5

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