1941 - 1997

The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States and its allies) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies).

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Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Duke, Jr. is one of only twelve people to ever walk on the Moon as part of the historic Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke...
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame
Charles Townes | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Charles H. Townes was born in Greenville, South Carolina, July 28, 1915, and grew up on a farm. Townes studied at Furman and Duke Universities, then headed west to Cal Tech. After getting his Ph.D...
General Jacob Edward Smart | S.C. Hall of Fame
General Jacob Edward Smart | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Jacob E. Smart served with the legendary General "Hap" Arnold in World War II, planning the daring bombing raid "Operation Tidal Wave". During the Cold War General Smart became an important leader in...