Donald Raborn was born in Aiken, SC, in 1972 and is the son of Lewis B. Raborn and Annie G. Cumbee. He lived in Columbia, SC for 15 years before moving to Rock Hill, SC in 1987. He graduated in 1990 from Northwestern High School. Donald joined the Palmetto Battalion in 1989 and is a 25 year member. He joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 1993 in Chester, SC under his Confederate ancestor, Private William Martin Raborn of the 19th SC Inf. Of Co. D from Edgefield, SC. Army of Tennessee. He is a member of the Walker-Gaston Camp #86 , for 21 years. Donald has served as Camp Commander – 1995-2000, 2002-2005,2006-2013 for a total of 15 years as Commander for the Walker-Gaston camp. Donald has been serving on the SC Division Flag Preservation Committee for the past 3 years as a representative from the 3rd Brigade.
Anderson Langdale is a member of Secession Camp #4 in Charleston, South Carolina. Since 1993 he has served in various offices in the South Carolina Division, including Camp 2nd Lt. Commander, Camp Genealogist, Camp Recruiting and Retention Chairman and has served as SC Division Genealogist since 2010. He is a Life Member of National, SC Division and Camp. He is a Descendant of His Great-Great Grandfather Private Josiah William Marmaduke Langdale who served and died in Company I of the 11th SC Infantry.
Dennis Todd is a member of the Horry Rough and Ready’s Camp #1026 of Myrtle Beach, SC. Dennis has been a member of the SCV since 1987 and is the descendant of his Great Great Grandfather, Private Hilliard Todd who served in Company K of the 1st SC Artillery.Compatriot Todd has held numerous posts and offices in the organization including:Camp Commander, Camp Adjutant, Camp Historian, South Carolina Division Lt. Commander, Division Chief of Staff, Division Adjutant, and has served as Division historian for at least 15 years. He also served as Army Historian during the 1990’s.
Nationally, Dennis served also served as Inspector.
Col. Vic Phillips is Past Commander and Life Member of the Pee Dee Rifles, SCV Camp 1419, the SC Division and the National organization of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is urrently a member of the SC Division Staff, serving as the Division Inspector and member of the Budget Committee. He currently serves his camp as Newsletter Editor.
Vic served in the US Army from 1958 – 1960 and was assigned to the 51st Infantry Brigade, the 178th Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Sill, OK. He also served in the US Navy from 1960–1964 as an Aviation Electronics Technician with VR8 (Airtransron 8) at Moffett Field, CA. He was stationed at NATTC Memphis, TN and NAS Barbers Point, HI prior to VR8. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (at large); and a life member of the American Legion (at large).
After his military service he was employed with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company (A T & T) and retired in 1991 after 28 years of service Mr. Phillips is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), Outside Plant Designer (OSPD), Registered Telecommunications Project Manager (RTPM(i), BICSI Registered Technician. He was President of the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) in 1988 – 1989 and spent 9 years on its board of directors in various offices. He is currently Chair of the NxtGEN Committee of BICSI and a Master Instructor in infrastructure design. He was commissioned by Gov. John Y. Brown in 1988 as a Colonel while serving as President of BICSI.
After retiring from BellSouth, he established an international consulting firm, Information Transport Systems Designers International (ITSDI). ITSDI is a full service consulting company that specializes in telecommunications infrastructure design for inside plant and outside plant; the management of infrastructure projects; QA and Inspection for telecommunications infrastructure; addressing needs assessment for clients and the preparation of the project
manual for telecommunications infrastructure projects.
He is an active life member of the Single Action Shooting Society; an Endowment Member of the National Rifles
Association, life member of the Friends of the Florence Stockade serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors; life
member of Wildlife Action, Inc. serving as a Range Safety Officer; a life member of Amity Lodge #340 AFM and Past
Master of Amity Lodge; a life member of the York Rite of Freemasons, Past High Priest of Campbell Chapter 31, Past
Illustrious Master of Chepas Council 13 and Past Commander of Florence Commandary 10; and a life member of the
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction.He currently serves on the Division Staff as Inspector and is a South Carolina Division Guardian.
Dean Stevens Sr. is a member of Palmetto Camp #22 in Columbia, South Carolina. Dean has been a member since 2003 and is the descendant of his Great Great Great Grandfather Private William Turner Stevens who served in Company B of the 2nd South Carolina State Troops. Dean has served in various offices in the South Carolina Division, including Camp 1st Lt. Commander, Camp Commander, 6th Brigade Commander, CMD Chair, Color Sergeant, and served as Division IT 2011-2014.
Paul C. Graham has been a member of the SCV since 2004 and is a member of Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp No 273 in Columbia, SC. He is a direct descendant of John Powell Graham of Davis Station, Colleton County, SC, who served as a Private in Company D of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry. As Division editor, Compatriot Graham’s job is to oversee the production of the division’s tri-annual publication, The Palmetto Partisan Journal. Previous to his appointment to the editorship to the division journal, he served as one of its associate editors.
Ron York is a member of the Pee Dee Rifles Camp 1419 in Florence, SC. Ron has been a member since 1995 and is the descendant of Private Reuben A Deal who served with Company A of the 33rd NC Infantry. The duties of the Convention Planning Chair is to provide guidance and assist with planning for a local camps to host a productive State Convention that meets the need of the Division Staff. Ron grew up in Statesville, NC / Graduated high school in 1988, served in the USMC from 1988-2000. He is married with 2 children, and currently works as a Senior Recruiter at Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group.
Randy Burbage is a founding member of Secession Camp #4 in Charleston, SC. Randy has been a member since 1985 and is the descendant of his Great Great Grandfather, Private John William Burbage who served in Company D of the 2nd SC Cavalry. As chairman of the Flag Preservation Committee it is his responsibility to guide the Flag Committee in selecting which South Carolina Confederate Flags to acquire and conserve for future generations. Randy has also been a member of Hunley Commission since 1995.
Stephen L Douglas is a member of and is presently the adjutant and newsletter editor the Colonel Henry Laurens Benbow Camp #859 in Manning, SC. Stephen joined the SCV in — and is the descendant of –. He is a charter member of the Eutaw Regiment Camp #1189, and is also a charter member of the Col. Stephen Jackson chapter of the Military Order of Stars and Bars. He is a Life Member of both national and division levels of the SCV and
MOS&B and past president of the Santee Lions Club and Zone Chairman of the South Carolina Lions. Steve is a Master Mason and a member of Charity Lodge #62 in Elloree.
Bucky Sutton is a member of the Brigadier General Micah Jenkins Camp #1569 in Rockhill, SC and joined in 2009. He is the descendant of Private Bryant Washington Dees who served in Co. A. 48th North Carolina Infantry. He currently serves as the Commander, BG Micah Jenkins. Camp #1569.
Commander Henry Richardson is a member of the Colonel Joseph Norton Camp 45 in Seneca, SC. Henry joined the SCV in June of 2000 and is the great grandson of Private Robert O Richardson who served in CO I 1st Regiment (Butlers) South Carolina Infantry. Henry has been Camp Adjutant since 2002, Lt Commander for the camp, 1st Brigade Lt Commander, 1st Brigade Commander, and serves as committee chair for the SC Division Heritage for Youth Committee. The duties of the Division Lt Commander are to plan and institute a growth plan for the Division and to assist Division camps in growing their membership.
Albert Jackson is a member of Colonel Henry Laurens Benbow Camp #859. Albert has been a member since 2002 and is the descendant of Lieutenant Maxillan Frank Jackson who served in the 26th SC Infantry, Lt. David Townley Redfearn, and Pvt. Thomas McMillan. He is the GG Grandson off Col. Stephen Jackson, a Signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Jackson has served as a Camp Commander for four terms, Chairman of the SCSCV Signers Monument Committee, and on the National level he has served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee. He has received numerous National and State Awards. The top award, John Amasa May Lifetime Achievement, was presented to him in 2008. HE is a charter member of Stephen Jackson MOSB Chapter. He has served on various civic and camp related committees. His business experience has been in the field of finance having held top positions.