Turkey Hunter

County Man Achieves
Wild Turkey Royal Slam


  A Saluda County man achieved something few wild turkey hunters ever accomplish - a Royal Slam.
  Ed Hallman accomplished this recognition recently in Mexico.
  Before he could earn the Royal Slam, he first had to accomplish the Grand Slam.
  The Grand Slam began when he shot an Eastern wild turkey right here in Saluda County. Next, was a Rio Grande turkey, killed in Haskel, Texas. A Merrian turkey was killed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the Badlands of Kyle, South Dakota. The Grand Slam was completed when he bagged a Osceola turkey at Lake Butler, Florida.
  In May Hallman travelled to Rayon, Sonora, Mexico, where he shot the Goulds wild turkey, pictured above, to achieve the Royal Slam.
  The Wild Turkey Federation also has World, Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Super slams. The U.S. Super entails harvesting a wild turkey in every state, except Alaska!
  Hallman said getting his gun into Mexico and getting his gun and part of the trophy turkey out of Mexico took going through a great deal of red tape.
  Hallman is pictured above center. One his right is the guide, Jesus, and on his left is Jesus’ assistant Martin.

AMERICAN LEGION MEETING - In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. That being said, The Honorable Representative Cally R. “Cal” Forrest, District 39, was the keynote speaker at the June American Legion Post 65 meeting. Representative Forrest gave the Legionnaires and Ladies Auxiliary an update on business at the State House.  Forrest then entertained several questions; the question of most concern was  about the new legislation on gas tax.  Pictured left to right front row:  Post 65 Commander Al Butler, The Honorable Cal Forrest, and outgoing District 15 Commander Ron Price. Second row: Membership Officer Marvin Gootee, Chaplain John Hood and incoming District 15 Commander Leroy Williams.

Information Sought On
County War Dead

  Ben Ward and Angel Cruz,  members of Saluda American Legion Post 65, have had some success in the project to put stories behind the names listed on the Saluda County memorial to the soldiers from here who died in war.
  No information has been found on these fallen service members on Saluda War Memorial listed below.
  If you kow anything about these fallen heroes, please contact Ben Ward (cellno 864-466-5195 or bac2boots@ gmail.com) or Angel Cruz (864-377-4191 or acruzn@ yahoo.com).
  Korea -  Bogus Padgett; Emanuel Solomon.
  World War I -  William Elbert Long, JR.; Charles Miller; Joseph Williams.
  Vietnam - Raymond Golston; William Golston, JR.
  World War II -  William M. Able; Jefferson C. Anderson; George P. Berry; Martin L. Berry; Leon Boatwright; George W. Chapman; Robert E. Chaney; Robert G. Cloer; Johnnie M. Daniel; Richard F. Dorn; Steven Duncan; Edward English; Alvin Etheredge; Andrew T. Force; James O. Forrest; Jacob A. Frazier, JR.; Ernest E. Guin; Harold F. Holley; William M. Holloway; Joe D. Jennings; Andrew Jordan; William Johns; Arnold B. Lorick; Morris Matthews; Ira J. McCarty; Fred McDowell; Nathern T. Mille;r Harvey H. Miller; Haskel Miller; Herman D. Powell; Claude Rothelle, Jr.; Peter Simmons.