Beaufort’s Janice Shelton, 53, enlisted in the United States Marines in Tampa in 1985. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, she entered the field of finance. In 1989, she transferred to the USMC Reserves. Among her duty stations were MCAS Cherry Point and Quantico. As a member of the highly acclaimed All-Marine volleyball team she traveled the world while competing with other nations and actively deployed to Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm. She separated in 1993 and later joined Beaufort’s law enforcement organizations, retiring from the Sherriff’s Department in 2016 with 23 years service. She is currently the commander of AMVETS Post 70, the adjutant for the VFW Post and a member of our DAV team.
– Compiled by John Chubb, American Legion Post 9. For nominations, contact email@example.com.