The ‘Masketeers’ of South Carolina DAR

DAR members volunteer to sew masks amid pandemic

By Lynda Abegg
Special to The Courier

PICKENS — Sgt. 1st Class Jamal Gregg had a problem.

He needed 1,000 black masks for his South Carolina National Guard Unit at the McCrady Training Center in Eastover. He had requisitioned masks, but was told production was backed up and it could be a while.

He was told by a friend of a friend that the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) may be able to solve his problem. Gregg graduated from Creek Bridge High in Marion and said he knew South Carolinians had a lot of “passion,” but didn’t know what to

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