Sgt. Maj. Luther Smalls of Beaufort is retiring from the U.S. Army.
Smalls has served for more than 28 years, rising to the operations sergeant major of Headquarters Battery 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas.
"His steadfast commitment and relentless pursuit of excellence significantly enhanced the effectiveness and readiness of the commands in which he served," a news release stated. " ... He is recognized for his distinguished performance of duty in the finest traditions of the United States Army from June 10, 1986, to June 30, 2014."
He graduated from Beaufort High School in 1985.
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