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Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union announces the passing of Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (January 31, 2022) — Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union is saddened to announce the passing of Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired on January 27, 2022, at the age of 102.

Lt/Col. Kendrick served on the Board of Directors for Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union from 1985 to 2018, when he was named Board of Director Emeritus. Prior to serving on the Board of Directors at Carolina Trust, Colonel Kendrick served as a USAF pilot during World War II.

He started his extensive career in 1936 whenever he entered The Citadel in Charleston, SC and became interested in flying. Although he never anticipated becoming a fighter pilot, he fulfilled many successful missions throughout his distinguished military career. During his military career he learned to fly over 14 different types of airplanes including a WWI plane that had no brakes and no radio. His favorite plane is the B-25.

After WWII, Lt/Col. Kendrick was stationed in Washington, DC and Germany before he retired in Myrtle Beach, in February 1968, after 28 years of service.

Colonel Kendrick spent his life serving others and is truly a man of honor.

In honor of Lt/Col. Kendrick, Carolina Trust Federal established the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union Annual Veterans Scholarship. The scholarship goes to Veterans Services at Coastal Carolina University, to help support military veterans and participants in the ROTC program.

In 2021, The City of Myrtle Beach recognized him by proclaiming the week of May 17 – 23, as James B. Kendrick week, in honor of his birthday on May 17.

“Colonel Kendrick was my mentor, fellow Air Force officer and pilot, and above all a trusted Christian friend who will be greatly missed,” said B. Michael Marlowe, Carolina Trust Board Chairman.

Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired


About Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union

For over 60 years, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union has provided our members with a better way of banking. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, the Credit Union returns profits to member/owners through competitive rates, lower fees, personal attention and innovative services. Membership is open to residents and business owners of Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County, SC as well as Brunswick County, NC. To learn more about Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, call Jessica Wilson, CDO at 843-504-6425 or visit www.carolinatrust.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CarolinaTrustFCU.

Contacts

Jessica Wilson
843-504-6425

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