Pvt. Julian Snype

June 18, 2024

Pvt. Julian Snype is our newest Veteran of the Week!

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System celebrated the 100th birthday of Pvt. Snype, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, June 14, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Snype joined the Army in 1943 as an 18-year-old. He had grown up on a Johns Island family farm. After getting out of the military and living in New York for a short stint as a meat packer, he has since lived in Charleston. Snype loaded ammunition and firearms onto trucks during WWII, usually loading and un-loading them for trips back and forth to the front lines.

During the celebration of his accomplishments, Snype was presented with a “shadowbox” style gift commemorating his years of service during such an influential time in history for both our country and the world. During the shadowbox presentation, U.S. Air Force Reserve Brigadier General John Painter, who is also a Chaplain at the Ralph H. Johnson VA, presented his award and thanked him for his valiant and brave service.