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Bank supports film honoring WWII vet
World War II veteran Damon “Rocky” Gause’s family poses with Wayne Garrison, South State Bank vice president, right. In the center is Ginger Gause, granddaughter of Rocky Gause and Ruth Gause Carter, and at left is Cary Carter, son of Ruth Gause Carter.

South State Bank’s Jefferson office donated $1,000 to the World War II Foundation to support the production of a documentary chronicling Jefferson native Damon “Rocky” Gause’s escape from the Japanese in World War II.

“We are thankful to be able to help tell this amazing story of survival about a local hero,” said Wayne Garrison, vice president of South State Bank. “When we heard about the documentary, we wanted to be a part of it and I encourage other companies and local individuals to support bringing this incredible story to life.”

Donations can be made by check or online at

Donors will be recognized in the credits of the documentary film when it airs nationally on PBS stations in 2015.


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