NEWS

July 4th, 2016 – 930am

WLI Reading of the Declaration of Independance at the steps of the Old Exchange Building and Dungeon, intersection of East Bay and Broad Street.

Declaration

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Corporal Ronald Theiling awarded WLI Commendation Medal

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For meritorious service and achievement while serving as an historical research consultant to the Washington Light Infantry and Sumter Guards Board of Officers for the period 1 October through 30 October 2015.  Corporal Theiling’s extensive research and investigative shills contributed significantly to establishing the historical facts surrounding the American Legion’s World War I memorial monuments dedicated to Charlestonians who perished in the Great War.  His detailed presentation of the historical events leading to the establishment and dedication of the monuments was critical in enabling the Washington Light Infantry and Sumter Guards Board of Officers to determine the appropriate course of action to take in an extremely sensitive situation.  Corporal Theiling’s diligent and exemplary performance of duty reflects great credit upon himself and the Washington Light Infantry.DSC_0096

Captain Stephen Edgar awarded WLI Commendation Medal

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For meritorious service and achievement while serving as the Chairman of the Marion Square Flag Pole Project on behalf of the Washington Light Infantry and Sumter Guards Board of Officers for the period 1 September 2014 through 11 November 2015.  Captain Edgar’s determined efforts, despite the many technical difficulties encountered, resulted in ultimately locating and purchasing the appropriate flag pole for display of the flag of the United States of America on Marion Square.  His resourcefulness and determination enabled the flag pole to be permanently installed in time for the formal dedication ceremony which was held on Veterans Day 2015.  Captain Edgar’s diligent and exemplary performance of duty reflects great credit upon himself and the Washington Light Infantry.

Town of Mount Pleasant HONORS Jimmy Seignious

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On the dark and dreary afternoon of Thursday, January 28th, the town of Mount Pleasant brightened the day by dedicating the athletic fields on Egypt Road to our beloved Jimmy Seignious.  Jimmy attended The Citadel as a Veteran Student  after his service in Viet Nam.  Upon graduation, he went to work for the fledgling Recreation Department for the Town of Mount Pleasant.  He worked for Citadel Grad, Dick Jones.  For many, many years Jimmy dedicated himself and sacrificed his family time to manage and direct the operational aspects of the athletic fields and the many programs for our youth.  Numerous WLI members were on hand that morning to remember and honor Jimmy’s tireless work for the Town of Mount Pleasant.  Centered in the photo with our Commander is his lovely wife Becky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Washington Light Infantry - Charleston SC