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Lowcountry's first major bowl game shifts spotlight to military veterans


In less than 24 hours, the Lowcountry will witness its first major bowl game.

Before the ball is ever snapped, participants in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl will pay homage to the men and women who've served in the United States military.

Bowl Chairman Tommy McQueeney said Friday, the game will bring in service members from military bases throughout South Carolina and Georgia.

The committee has also organized a special presentation of the game ball.  The Army Golden Nights are scheduled to parachute into Johnson Hagood Stadium to present to ball to members of the Wounded Warrior Project.

"I just get goose bumps thinking about what they're doing," said Sgt. Mace Johnson, who served in the US Marine Corp until 2010.

"For me just getting invited was for lack of a better word awesome," he said.

"I couldn't believe it."

A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Medal of Honor Museum and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Kickoff at Johnson Hagood Stadium is set for two o'clock.  

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