Salute To Service

Evey Saturday 2pm to 4pm on 106.3 WORD.

The Upstate's very own, Jon Turner and Chuck Porter, have discussions with those who serve for our country and our communities!  As veterans, they raise awareness of issues and events of our Active and Reserve Military, Veterans and First Responders.  Jon and Chuck share stories with our audience, both humerous and touching, give advice, and talk with a variety of guests.  Whether you've been in the service, currently serving, have friends or family members serving, or just a huge supporter to our service members, this is the show for you.
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Chuck Porter

• Born in Greer, grew up in Taylors
• Graduated from Eastside HS
• Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1990, served 6 years as a helicopter mechanic on UH1N and AH1W airframes
• Spent some time working on a degree in Criminal Justice at Greenville Tech
• Hired by the Greer PD in 1998, worked as a uniform patrol officer until 2000
• Joined the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in 2000, worked in Uniform Patrol and Investigations
• Gave in to the desire to start a small business and left the SO to run it full time in 2011
• Married, 3 daughters, bald.

Jon Turner

  • Born in Bowling Green, KY but was raised in and live most my life in Upstate S.C.
  • Met my wife on the school bus, Bus #8, going to Easley Jr. High. Dated for 6 ½ years, got married in 1987…and have 2 terrific daughters.
  • Enlisted in the Army, January 1984, served 7 years and 10 months and reached the rank of Sergeant. Worked primarily with weapons electronics systems such as the MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket Systems) and spent my last few years working with the AH-64 Apache program when it was first fielded to active duty units.
  • Army Career Duty Stations Include: Ft. Dix, NJ, Ft. Gordon, GA, Ft. Riley, KS, Camp Carroll, Republic of South Korea, Hunter Army Airfield, GA.
    Served in Desert Shield / Desert Storm, K Co. 159th Aviation Regiment, 18th Airborne Corps.

  • Honorably Discharged in August 1991 and moved back to Greenville, SC with my wife and our first daughter. Worked various part-time jobs while I attended USC – Upstate and earned my B.A. Degree in 1995.
  • Hobbies are writing, kayak fishing, shooting, reading good books….and am a politics & news junky…
  • Achievements that I am most proud of… Being married to my high school sweetheart and best friend for over 27 years and having to incredible daughters. Second, having served in the U.S. Army…and taking those experiences along with other life experiences and finding ways to reach out to others, help those who need a helping hand…and Pay It Forward for the kindnesses shown to me in my own life.
  • Love living in Greenville / Upstate of South Carolina….Been a great place to raise a family, make friends…and have a good life.

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