Seniors & Aging

Myrtle Beach-area groups and organizations for veterans

VFW Posts

• Post 7735, Myrtle Beach Memorial Post, 330 Rainer St., Conway. call 488-9955. Meets fourth Tuesday monthly at 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach.

• Post 10420, Murrells Inlet Post, P. O. Box 308, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-6900. Meets third Saturday monthly at 4359 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet.

• Post 6444, Georgetown Memorial Post, P.O. Box 54, Georgetown. Call 546-0529. Meets third Wednesday monthly at 711 CHurch St., Georgetown.

• Post 10804, North Myrtle Beach Post, 111 Highway 57 N., Little River. Call 399-0877. Meets second Saturday monthly at 111 Highway 57 N., Little River.

• Post 7288, Calabash Post, 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C. Call 910-579-3577. Meets first Tuesday monthly at 900 Carter Drive, Calabash, N.C.

• Post 8866, Holden Beach Post, 573 Sabbath Home Road, Supply, N.C. Call 910-842-5535. Meets second Tuesday monthly at 573 Sabbath Home Road, Supply, N.C.

American Legion Posts

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Veterans Affairs

• Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, 3381 Phyllis Blvd, Myrtle Beach. Call 477-0177. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Myrtle Beach Vet Center, 2024 Corporate Suite Drive, Suite 103, Myrtle Beach. Call 465-0713 or 465-0713.

Daughters of the American Revolution

• The Winyah Chapter, Georgetown

• Theodosia Burr Chapter, Myrtle Beach. Jodie Gee, regent, Barbara Jenkins, registrar, Visit


Rolling Thunder S.C. Chapter 3

Bill DeVaughn, chapter president, or 685-1793 or, P.O. Box 370, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597

Tee Off For A Cause

The purpose of this organization is awareness and fundraising to help satisfy the multi-dimensional needs of veterans of the armed services who have served in the Iraq or Afghanistan theaters of conflict since September 11, 2001 and who have, as a result, suffered injuries or illnesses, plus their caregivers.

Their annual Golf Tournament is to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Fred Kane, President: 333-7974 or; P.O. Box 3661, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Disabled American Veterans Grand Chapter 30

Where | 2987 Church St., Myrtle Beach, between extensions of 29th and 38th avenues North, west of U.S. 17 Bypass

Office open | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Services include | Free transportation for injured and ill veterans to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities – such as commutes between the VA Primary Care Clinic in Myrtle Beach and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston – and free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the VA and other government agencies

Lifetime membership | Free for ages 80 and older, $140 ages 71-79, $180 ages 61-70, $230 ages 41-60, and $250 ages 40 and younger

Also | Meetings at 7 p.m. first Thursday monthly

Information | 448-6483 or, and locally:

Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center

When | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Fridays

Where | 4254 Stella Court; Little River

Services include | Operation Welcome Home, through which volunteers, upon prior invitation, will go wherever requested to greet any service member upon their return.

Information | 427-4568 or, and email

Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers

Meetings at 7 p.m. on third Thursday each month at American Legion Post 186, 4285 Pine Drive, Little River.

Information | 390-5639, email, or U.S. mail to P.O. Box 893, Longs, SC 29568

Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina

Requesting | Names and addresses of deployed military personnel for future “Hero Box” mailings – send name, full mailing address and deployment dates to

Meetings at 6 p.m. on fourth Monday each month at Moose Lodge, 479 Burcale Road, in Forestbrook community, near Arrowhead Country Club

Information | 903-1012 or, or email

Scents For Soldiers

Benefiting | healing of wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (800-(301-295-4000, 800-526-7101 or, and helping their families

Donations welcome | P.O. Box 30607; Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Information | 458-5873, or email Christina Shealy, founder, at

Hall Of Heroes

When | Open 9 a.m. daily

Where | Sands Ocean Dunes Resort, 201 75th. Ave. N., Myrtle Beach

How much | Free

Includes | Scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, with all 58,253 names; information about each U.S. war/conflict; displays on flags and the Korean War; Gold Dog Tag display honoring those that died in hostile action since the Vietnam War; and names and location of the 2,984 Americans who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.

Information | 692-5265, 692-5100 or

‘Mini Military Museum’

Where | Veterans Cafe & Grille, 3544 Northgate Blvd., Myrtle Beach, in Northgate Plaza, off S.C. 707 at southwest corner at U.S. Bypass, near Dollar General

When | 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays

Also | Monthly meetings for veterans of the Merchant Marines and all services, by John. T. Schmidt Chapter/Palmetto Mariners, with lunch and fellowship at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. Details at 651-8046 or

Information | 232-8387

‘Ruckabye Baby’

Who | A volunteer, all-donation-funded group co-founded by Chelsea Carey – who grew up in Myrtle Beach – that provides wounded military personnel and veterans with debilitating injuries their own baby carriers so they don’t miss out on bonding with and holding their young children safely and comfortably

What | Soft-structured, customized carriers, all new and with warranties

How much | Free to veterans who apply

Information | 209-975-7825 (RUCK),, email, or by U.S. mail to Ruckabye Baby, 3601 Bluebird Ave., McAllen, TX 78504

Military Officers Association of America

Who | Grand Strand Chapter

Meets | 6 p.m. second Tuesday monthly

Where | Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach

Information | 449-6807 or

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Based in | Springfield, Va. – 703-354-2140, 888-668-1656 or

S.C. contact | Richard Roszellecq of Bluffton, adjutant, 843-815-2184, or email

Also | Purple Hearts Reunited, which helps return lost medals to recipients’ families:, email, or by U.S. mail: P.O. Box 2121, Georgia, VT 05468

World War II Registry

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