Timmonsville National Guard Unit set to come home


big ceremony is planned at the Florence Veterans Park for the return of the 133rd Military Police Company based in Timmonsville.

Florence Veterans Park Chairman Barry Wingard says the unit is set to arrive in Florence around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The unit has been deployed in Afghanistan since last September.

During the tour, three soldiers from the unit were killed in a suicide bomb attack in June. Five guardsmen were wounded in the attack.


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National Guard officials say their deaths are the first connected to a South Carolina Guard unit in Afghanistan since October 2010, when two were killed

Sergeant Devin Davis of Chesterfield was one of the soldiers critically wounded in the attack.

His suffered broken legs, abdominal issues and other injuries. Davis has been operated on more than a dozen surgeries to treat his wounds.

Davis' close friends say he had a minor set back, but is doing much better. He and his wife are living in an apartment near Walter Reed Military National Medical Center where Davis is being treated.

Friends say Davis still has a long road ahead of him and continues to make a remarkable recovery. They say he's looking forward to coming home to Chesterfield County.

Donations can be made to help with Davis' medical expenses at any branch First Citizens Bank in South Carolina or online through The Linkor MyFM/WCRE facebook pages.