After nearly 44 years of military service, including duty in Vietnam, the last serving Vietnam War veteran in the South Carolina Army National Guard is retiring. A retirement ceremony is Sunday for Chief Warrant Officer Eric Seymore.
Seymore began his military career in 1970, after Basic Combat Training at Fort Polk, La. and attended flight school at Fort Rucker, Ala. In 1971, he flew the UH-1H (Huey) helicopter for the 114th Assault Helicopter Company in Vinh Long, Vietnam. There he flew more than 900 combat hours.