CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A huge honor was given to the district commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Lt. Col. Ed Chamberlain received the state's highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto.
It was first awarded in 1971 recognizing a person for lifetime achievements and contributions to our state.
Chamberlain was recognized for his role in the feasibility study to deepen the Port of Charleston.
"I'm extremely humbled to be able to receive something not only from Gov. Haley, but also from Mayor Riley," Lt. Col Chamberlain said."All the endorsements are not of me, but they're of the Charleston district because we have a pretty small team focused on trying to do things better, trying to do things faster."
Gov. Nikki Haley says that South Carolina will forever be thankful for what Lt. Col. Chamberlain has done for our state.