Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Former Senator John Drummond died Saturday. He was 96-years-old. He represented Ninety Six and Greenwood County during his 44 years in politics.
Drummond was a World War II Veteran. In a statement, Governor Nikki Haley said, "A World War II fighter pilot and prisoner of war who became a fighter for Greenwood County in the Senate, John Drummond was born to serve, and he lived an extraordinary life. Michael and I lift up the Drummond family in prayer and join them in giving thanks for Senator Drummond's sacrifice and service."
Haley has ordered the flags atop the South Carolina Statehouse to fly at half-staff on the day of Senator Drummond's funeral.
Senator Nikki Setzler also released a statement about Drummond: "It was my privilege to serve in the Senate with John Drummond. He was a true American hero of World War II who dedicated his life to serving his nation, his state and the people of Greenwood County. He was a statesman in every sense of the word who put his God, his family and his country above all else. Rest in peace my dear friend."