In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has begun a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.
All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to the present are eligible to be featured. All that is needed is a picture and basic information.
The veteran of the month for April 2019 is Army Specialist Shirl F. Willard of Horry County. Having previously served in Powidz, Poland, Shirl is currently stationed in Georgia.
She is a recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and believes that the US Army was a moving force in teaching her discipline and helping her achieve her goals.
She made lifelong friendships with a diverse group of individuals and values their comradery and fellowship.
For more information or to feature a hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at 843-915-5480.