James Carroll Kemp was born in Edgefield, S.C. on September 14, 1913 to Albert Lee and Eva Kemp. Kemp was a 1935 graduate of Wofford College and served in the U.S. Army during WWII (March 1941 to January 1946). Assigned to the 3d Battalion 22d Infantry, 4th Division he crossed the Normand beaches as the battalion’s adjutant; later becoming its’ executive officer in late July and to battalion commander on 17 November when the battalion commander was wounded in the Hurtgen Forest. He received the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Silver Star with Oakleaf Cluster, Bronze Star with Oakleaf Cluster, ETO Ribbon with Five Battle Stars and Arrowhead, French Croix de Guerre avec de Vermeil and Belgian Fouragere. Kemp passed away September 18, 1992.