• Service members from all branches were in the stands for the Gamecocks' final home game of the season, a 69-24 victory over the Troy Trojans.

    USC salutes troops

    Service members from all branches were in the stands for the Gamecocks' final home game of the season, a 69-24 victory over the Troy Trojans.

  • Master Sgt. Peter Lara, the Army Times 2009 Soldier of the Year, prepares to shake hands with World War II veteran Byron "Gene" Burns. They were among the five veterans honored during halftime.

    USC salutes troops

    Master Sgt. Peter Lara, the Army Times 2009 Soldier of the Year, prepares to shake hands with World War II veteran Byron "Gene" Burns. They were among the five veterans honored during halftime.

  • USC running back Marcus Lattimore finds an opening late in the second quarter of the Gamecocks' final home game of the season Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Lattimore scored  three touchdowns and ran for 102 yards, propelling him to 1,066 yards rushing for the season. The Gamecocks dominated the game from the beginning, taking a 56-7 lead on their way to a 69-24 victory.

    USC salutes troops

    USC running back Marcus Lattimore finds an opening late in the second quarter of the Gamecocks' final home game of the season Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Lattimore scored three touchdowns and ran for 102 yards, propelling him to 1,066 yards...

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina football team capped off its annual military appreciation day with a big win over Troy.

Service members from all branches, including Fort Jackson Soldiers, were at hand to participate in the halftime festivities and witness the Gamecocks' 69-24 victory.

The USC marching band was joined by the 282nd Army Band during the halftime show to provide a patriotic soundtrack while service members took the field to loud cheers from the fans.

Five veterans were honored during the activities and received game balls from USC president Harris Pastides and athletic director Eric Hyman.

The finale of the celebration was a fly-over by four military jets, which prompted chants of, "USA, USA," from the crowd.

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