Around 30 marines injured in Iraq or Afghanistan from Camp LeJune and Camp Pendelton are spending some R and R over the next few days at Lake Keowee in Oconee county. The Roger C. Peace Rehab hospital, part of the Greenville hospital system, and Keowee Kee partner together for the “Honoring their Service” initiative.
Tracie Hawkins is with Roger Peace Rehab. “We want these Marines to have a time of relaxation and rest here in the upstate. It’s an exciting time for us, for Roger Peace, and Keowee , so we can give back to them.”
The Marines were greeted at the Greenville-Pickens speedway in Easley by dozens of Motorcyclists who led the escort to Keowee Kee. The group will depart the upstate on Thursday.