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The Place, The Legend, The Man

The residents of Bishopville, a small South Carolina town, filled the streets, Aug. 29, for a special celebration honoring their hometown hero. The motto “Heritage, History, Home,” proudly painted on the Main Street mural perfectly embodied the town’s spirit as everyone gathered for the return of retired Major James “Jim” Capers Jr. Maj. Capers, described by his comrades as the “utmost Marine”, is the recipient of a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with “V” for valor, and three Purple Hearts…
Retired Maj. James Capers Jr. smiles after a plaque was unveiled in his honor in his hometown of Bishopville, S.C., at the town’s Memorial Park, Aug. 29.

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Author: Petty Officer 2nd Class Rachael A Treon

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