More than 50 soldiers were welcomed back to the Cornhusker state after deployment in the Middle East, among them was a husband and father from Blue Hill, who had a pretty special introduction to a new member of his family.
The Lowcountry is observing Memorial Day, honoring veterans across the country who have donated their lives to help keep us safe, and dozens of veterans and families of veterans gathered at Patriots Point for an annual ceremony.
Vester Owens was born in rural Cross, on April 9, 1922. A black man born in the segregated south, he worked as a plowman in the cotton fields until drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He left his home in Berkeley County to help storm the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day in 1944 during World War II.