175th Anniversary – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:24:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png 175th Anniversary – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Remembering The Class That Never Was https://today.citadel.edu/remembering-the-class-that-never-was/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:47:27 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2108 Remembering the Class that Never WasRemembering the Class that Never WasA look at the story of The Citadel Class of 1944, commonly known as "The Class that Never Was."]]> Remembering the Class that Never WasRemembering the Class that Never Was

Physical training, drills, inspections…old recruiting films from 1942 depict scenes of life in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. The films were once played at schools and theaters to promote the value of a military college education just as America was fully engaging in World War II and two years before D-Day. But cadets who were sophomores at the time of the filming were about to have their college careers interrupted in dramatic fashion.

“It’s the truth because we never had graduations, we never had ring ceremonies, and we never had any of the particulars that go with being a senior at The Citadel − any of the privileges that go with being a senior at The Citadel. So, as a result, I don’t think the label of The Class That Never was is altogether inaccurate,” said Timothy Street, member of The Citadel Class of 1944.

In honor of The Citadel’s Class of 1944 and the members of the class who served in or were killed in action in World War II, the college released rare film footage in conjunction with a video describing the experience through the eyes of Timothy Street. A WWII veteran and a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1944, Street is a lifelong resident of Charleston, S.C., where the college has been located since its founding in 1842.

Street and his classmates didn’t make it to their senior year. With a critical war need for junior officers and second lieutenants, the federal government called Street’s entire class (with the exception of three who could not serve) to war in the summer of their junior year. According to Street, it happened despite a formal objection by the college’s president Gen. Charles P. Summerall who felt the cadets would make better soldiers after they finished their military education.

“They were sent to Europe almost instantly, or at least very quickly, and they had terrible tough times because they were all the youngest grade of officer and they had the roughest duty, and we had, as a class, more fatalities than any other class at The Citadel,” Street recalled.

Street and many of his classmates did return to The Citadel to finish their degrees after serving in the war. More than 6,000 men from The Citadel served during World War II. At least 209 were killed in action or died of wounds. As for the D-Day invasion in France on June 6, 1944, 13 men from The Citadel died on that day or in the months immediately following; at least three of them were members of The Class that Never Was. Graduates of The Citadel have served America in every war since the Mexican War of 1846.

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Rewinding the celebration: The Citadel at 175 years old March 20 – 24, 2018 https://today.citadel.edu/rewinding-the-celebration-the-citadel-at-175-years-old-march-20-24-2018/ Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:35:27 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=461 Citadel Recognition Day 2018Citadel Recognition Day 2018After months of preparation, and two final days of rigorous physical tests and drills, freshmen cadets, grouped by company, marched from The Citadel’s Lesesne Gate to Marion Square on Saturday, March 24.]]> Citadel Recognition Day 2018Citadel Recognition Day 2018

Freshman earn recognition as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets

After months of preparation, and two final days of rigorous physical tests and drills, freshmen cadets, grouped by company, marched from The Citadel’s Lesesne Gate to Marion Square on Saturday, March 24. The march to the original campus location in downtown Charleston marked the end of the highly regimented way of life that is The Citadel’s Fourth-Class System.

Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Gauntlet

The Fourth-Class System, known as one of the most challenging military college training systems in the country, lays the foundation for the development of character and discipline central to the college’s mission of developing principled leaders.

Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Knobs in Barracks

Hours before the march the freshman cadets must complete an obstacle course referred to as “the gauntlet” before joining their companies in the barracks for the announcement of the end of that year’s Fourth-Class System, inspiring a flood of emotions.

Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Catherine Hill

During the march, hundreds of spectators lined the streets to cheer on the Class of 2021.While cadets made their way downtown, The Citadel Regimental Band performed “The Citadel Story” for the audience at Marion Square. The story featured cadets wearing recently restored period uniforms from every war in which Citadel men and women have fought, beginning with the Mexican-American War.

Once at Marion Square, the Class of 2021 recited “The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green.” This oath was the same one recited at the beginning of the year and marked the freshmen’s official transition into the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath Ceremony

After the oath, Rita Avila Zelinsky, commander of community affairs at the Charleston County Sherriff’s Office and member of The Citadel Class of 2003, gave the cadets a few words of wisdom. “While the Fourth-Class System is finally over, today is just the beginning”, said Zelinsky. “You have three more years as a cadet. Make them count. Live your life worthy of this calling.”

Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath Ceremony

Governor presents Order of the Palmetto to Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented the Order of the Palmetto award to Citadel President, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.), during the college’s Corps Day dress parade on Summerall Field the same day. The Order of the Palmetto is the state’s highest award.

“In grateful recognition of contributions and friendship to the State of South Carolina and her people, I do hereby confer upon Lt. General John Rosa the Order of the Palmetto with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto. In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of the Office of the Governor of the State of South Carolina at the Capitol in the City of Columbia, this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen.”

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Donna K. Rosa; Cadet Col. Dillon Graham presented with Palmetto Medal Awards

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Left to right: Citadel Board of Visitor’s member Allison Dean Love presents Palmetto Medal Award to Donna K. Rosa

Palmetto Medal Awards were presented to The Citadel’s first lady, Donna Kangeter Rosa and the regimental commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Cadet Col. Dillon Graham, in recognition of their exemplary leadership and service. Citadel Board of Visitors’ Allison Dean Love presented the awards to during the college’s Recognition Day parade.

Since 2006, Rosa has joined her husband, Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa in supporting the campus community serving as a mentor for cadets, and as a servant leader for the campus and the Charleston communities. Graham’s distinguished career as a cadet leader, academic front-runner, volunteer and commitment to serve the nation as a future United States Air Force officer were noted as his Palmetto Medal Award was announced.

Changing of the Summerall Guards

The Class of 2018 Summerall Guards reluctantly relinquished their swords to the incoming 2018-19 unit of senior cadets during a ceremony on Summerall Field on March 24. The new guards performed their first public drill before a crowd of hundreds.

Earning a position on The Citadel’s acclaimed Summerall Guards is among the highest honors a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets can attain. Each spring semester, after weeks of rigorous training and tryouts, 61 new guards are selected from more than 100 rising juniors for their physical stamina and drill proficiency.

Event honoring Joseph Shine, Class of 1971

On Friday, March 23, The Citadel community gathered to remember the late Joseph Shine, the second African-American cadet to matriculate and the only African-American member of the Class of 1971.

Joseph Shine Panel
From left to right: Tip Hargrove, Larry Furguson, Jim Lockridge

“It was more than 50 years ago that The Citadel Class of 1971 matriculated,” said Jim Lockridge, one of Shine’s Kilo Company classmates. “With that matriculation, a special trailblazer emerged from our class. That trailblazer was Joe Shine.”

Shine chose to attend The Citadel during a time of racial unrest across the nation and when the Vietnam War raged on. A history major with an Air Force ROTC scholarship, he graduated in 1971 with the rank of cadet captain and a place on regimental staff. He was also a founding member of the college’s African American Society.

“Despite the experiences of his knob year and the challenges he faced in a segregated hometown, Joe wore The Citadel ring with pride,” said Faith Rivers James, J.D., assistant provost for leadership and department head and professor of The Citadel Department of Leadership Studies. “He embodied the idea of principled leadership that the ring represents and led with humility and authenticity.”

NASA Commander, Col. Randy Bresnik ’89, provides leadership and inspiration at 11th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium

Col Bresnik Addressing the South Carolina Corps of Cadets

Col. Randy Bresnik, NASA astronaut, U.S. Marine Corps aviator, Citadel alumnus, and recent commander of the International Space Station came to his alma mater to help lead the 175thanniversary celebration. He presented the Greater Issues speech, captivating the Corps of Cadets with his powerful stories from his most recent time on the ISS, with a video of spectacular sights from space that he made with his Expedition 53 astronaut colleagues.

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“Whether it is the Marine Corps or the Peace Corps, Wall Street or Broad Street, teacher or as a preacher, life is too short to make it all about you. I know it’s hard to appreciate while you’re still rising to the sound of a bugle and standing morning inspections, but cherish the memories you have because you are making lifelong bonds with your classmates and other cadets.”

The two-day symposium attended by the Corps and guest student delegates also included a speech by author and journalist Sean Naylor, panels with leading influencers in the areas of business, engineering, humanities, mathematics and science, and student research presentations.

Principaled Leadership Symposium 2018

The Principled Leadership Symposium, led by the college’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics is one of The Citadel’s signature events.

Col Randy Bresnik Spacewalk Citadel 175th Anniversary Luncheon

Following his participation at the symposium, Bresnik spoke to attendees at a 175thanniversary luncheon sponsored by The Post and Courier about the magnificence of viewing the earth from above and about the physical willpower it took to step out into the vastness of space during three recent space walks. The Post and Courier

Following his presentation, he answered questions from the audience and greeted a long line of friends and admirers during a dessert photo session. View a photo gallery of the luncheon by the Post and Courier here.

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Col. Randy Bresnik give autograph to a young fan, Wesley Craig

View a yearlong cadet blog covering Bresnik’s Expeditions 52/53, from training until he landed back on earth, here.

Swain Boating Center groundbreaking leads way to restoring Citadel’s water culture

Swain Boating Center Groundbreaking

With hardhats on and shovels in hand, the college broke ground at the site of the future Swain Boating Center on March 22. The campus location for the boating program is where the old boathouse always was, but a generous donation from Dr. and Mrs. Christopher C. Swain, ’81, is making it possible for a state-of-the-art facility with unprecedented water access to be constructed. Additionally, the tidal creek entrance was dredged recently to allow larger watercraft to enter the center when the project is complete in mid-summer of 2019.

Swain Boating Center Construction

The college has had a strong water culture since moving to its current campus location on the bank of the Ashley River in 1922, with a sailing club, a rowing team, marine biology courses and activities designed to take advantage of the Lowcountry’s beautiful marshland and ocean access.

Washington Light Infantry presents 175th anniversary medals to cadets

Washington Light Infantry Medals

Members of the Washington Light Infantry (WLI) visited the Corps on March 20, the actual day of The Citadel’s 175th anniversary to present commemorative medals to every cadet. The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units.

“These special medals serve as a reminder of the long and special relationship between the WLI and The Citadel,” said Henry I. Siegling, WLI commander.

The WLI, organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the WLI. Volunteer corps are not generally long lived, but the group still exists today, with much of its membership coming from The Citadel.

Citadel kicks off anniversary celebration with a look at cadets uniforms since the beginning

Founded in 1842, the first twenty cadets entered The Citadel on Marion Square, in March 1843, to take up their dual roles as students and armory guards. From her inception, The Citadel has been at the forefront of every significant conflict in our nation’s history. In honor of the college’s 175th anniversary and thanks to a donation, cadet uniforms cadets wore in every conflict were restored, and The Citadel Story was revived. Read the full story here or watch a video below.

View an extensive special section about The Citadel’s 175 years presented by the POST AND COURIER in the Sunday newspaper on March 25, 2018

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A Charleston institution turns 175: The Citadel celebrates its past, looks to future https://today.citadel.edu/a-charleston-institution-turns-175-the-citadel-celebrates-its-past-looks-to-future/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:54:34 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2738 Recognition Day 2018Recognition Day 2018The Citadel marked its 175th birthday Saturday with a full day of events across Charleston.]]> Recognition Day 2018Recognition Day 2018

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Robert Behre and Gregory Yee

The Citadel marked its 175th birthday Saturday with a full day of events across Charleston, including a march of cadets from their current campus by Hampton Park to Marion Square, where the school first came to life in 1843.

In that year, an inaugural class of 20 cadets reported to an arsenal building — already called “The Citadel” by locals — that would become their new home. It’s now an Embassy Suites hotel whose crenelated parapet testifies to its military past.

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Open for business: The Citadel produces military leaders, yes, but even more pursue civilian careers https://today.citadel.edu/open-for-business-the-citadel-produces-military-leaders-yes-but-even-more-pursue-civilian-careers/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:39:37 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2733 Bastin Hall RenderingBastin Hall RenderingThe Citadel’s mission to produce ethical business leaders is paying off, as the department is in the midst of a major makeover.]]> Bastin Hall RenderingBastin Hall Rendering

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Dave Munday

The Citadel’s mission to produce ethical business leaders is paying off, as the department is in the midst of a major makeover.

The expansion includes:

  • A new name. The department was renamed The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business last year after a major donation from Baker, a 1972 business school graduate who founded the Baker Motor Co., automotive empire.
  • A new home. The department is preparing to move from Bond Hall, where it shares space with administration and biology classes, to a new building called Bastin Hall, in the fall of 2019.
  • A new dean. Michael Weeks, dean of the Dunham School of Business at Houston Baptist University, a former Air Force pilot and an accomplished violinist whose specialty is strategic innovation, will take over the helm at The Citadel on July 1.
  • New specialties. This year, the Citadel began offering new programs focusing on finance, entrepreneurship and the supply chain.

About one-third of the graduates from the Charleston military college go into the military; the rest pursue civilian careers. The school has produced a long list of outstanding business leaders in its 175-year history, going back to James Coker, an 1856 graduate who founded Carolina Fiber Co., Sonoco Products and Coker College in Hartsville.

Baker is one of the more visible contemporary graduates in the Charleston area. He declined to reveal the amount of his donation last year, but it’s been called the largest in the history of the business school.

Bastin Hall is named after Rick Bastin, a 1965 business school graduate whose Florida car dealerships included the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership on the East Coast.

He donated $6 million to get the building started in September 2016. Work is expected to start this summer, near the Holliday Alumni Center across from Johnson Hagood Stadium.

All cadets — whether heading for military or business careers — are drilled in the school’s core values of honor, duty and respect. That’s a selling point in today business world, according to Iordanis Karagiannidis — often called “Dr. K” around campus — the business school’s associate dean.

“I think that is a strong selling point, when you look at the news, the lack of ethics in different businesses,” Karagiannidis said.

The new dean agrees.

“The primary attraction of the position for me was The Citadel’s commitment to its mission of developing leaders with core values of duty, honor and respect,” Weeks said. “One only needs a quick scan of the current headlines to see that our community and nation require leaders of character at every level.”

Out of 551 cadets who graduated in 2017, 191 — or 34 percent — were business majors, according to a report from the school.

A number of prominent business leaders also have earned their master’s degrees at The Citadel, which allowed MBA candidates to complete the program entirely online two years ago.

Notable Citadel business school graduates

The list of Citadel business school graduates who left their mark in the world stretches back before the Civil War. Here are a few of the more notable alumni, starting with some who have buildings and programs named after them.

Big names on campus

Tommy Baker, 1972, honorary doctorate of commerce in 2015, founder of Baker Motor Co. and namesake for The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business.

Rick Bastin, 1965, family car business in Florida included one of the largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships on the East Coast. The new home for the Baker School of Business will be named Bastin Hall, and his contributions also made possible the Rick and Mary Lee Bastin Financial Leadership Lab.

Bill Krause, 1963, president of LWK Ventures, a private advisory and investment firm; board partner at Andreessen Horowitz; operating executive and senior advisor at The Carlyle Group; operating executive at Carlyle Investment Management. Major benefactor for The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Alvah H. Chapman Jr., 1942, retired as chairman and CEO of Knight-Ridder, the international newspaper chain, then a major philanthropist in Florida. An annual business leadership award at The Citadel is named after him.

R. Hugh Daniel, 1921, chairman and CEO of Daniel Construction Co., at the time the largest construction company in the world. The Citadel library is named after him and brother Charles.

Andy Warlick1979, president and CEO of Parkdale Mills, the world’s leading manufacturer of cotton and cotton-blend yarns, donated $1 million to The Citadel Foundation for scholarships.

Other notables

Jonathan Zucker, 2006 master’s degree in business administration, 2012 honorary doctorate of commerce, president of The Intertech Group, whose portfolio includes aerospace, real estate, manufacturing, financial services and entertainment; also president of Z-Man Fishing products; major supporter of community causes.

Niall Gannon, 1990, executive director of Wealth Management at The Gannon Group in Clayton, Mo. His research on “after-tax investing” has received national recognition from academia and the financial media.

Jack Krapf, 1982, The Krapf Group of Merrill Lynch consults and advises corporations, foundations, athletes, and high net-worth families.

Tandy C. Rice Jr., 1961, president and CEO of Top Billing International of Nashville, specializing in the worldwide booking and management of some of the most notable names in country music, died at age 76 in 2015.

Raymond G. Johnson Jr., 1955, retired from the DuPont Co. as vice president of manufacturing for the fibers business, instrumental in the commercialization of KEVLAR, used in bullet-resistant vests.

Henry Dale Smith, 1947, chairman emeritus of H.D. Smith of Springfield, Ill., a major pharmaceutical wholesaler. His donation helped open the school’s public speaking lab in 1999.

Fritz Hollings, 1942, the youngest person to be elected South Carolina’s governor when he took office in 1958 at age 36, then served in the U.S. Senate for 38 years before retiring in 2004.

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From the Mexican-American War to the War on Terror, Citadel alumni have fought and died in every U.S. conflict https://today.citadel.edu/from-the-mexican-american-war-to-the-war-on-terror-citadel-alumni-have-fought-and-died-in-every-u-s-conflict/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:25:30 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2730 Citadel war memorialCitadel war memorialThe new Citadel war memorial contains the names of alumni who have been killed in U.S. wars.]]> Citadel war memorialCitadel war memorial

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Paul Bowers

The first Citadel alumnus to die in an American war was Judah Alexander from the Class of 1846, only three years after the inaugural class of cadets reported.

Alexander died on June 19, 1847 while serving in Perote during the Mexican-American War. His cause of death is listed in The Citadel archives as “battlefield disease.”

The last alumnus to die was Army Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman, a 2007 graduate. He was killed by small arms fire on Jan. 10, 2013, while on mounted patrol in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Alexander and Wittman’s names are among the 760 that appear on the Citadel War Memorial, a black granite edifice unveiled on campus in October 2017.

The memorial’s panels contain the names of alumni who have been killed in U.S. wars, including heavy casualties during the Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War.

The Citadel Foundation helped verify the names for the memorial, which was a gift from the Class of 1967 marking its 50-year anniversary. The wall does not include some service members who were killed away from the battlefield, like Navy Lt. Sean Snyder, who died in a training accident while piloting an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter on Jan. 8, 2014.

Below is the list of names that went on the memorial. Steven V. Smith, historian for The Citadel Alumni Association, helped verify each name on the list. Much like at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., he said he sees many alumni and family members reaching out to touch the names engraved in the granite.

“Every name on there has a story,” Smith said.

Judah Alexander (Class of 1846), Mexican-American War, June 19, 1847

Joseph H. Howell (Class of 1846), Mexican-American War, November 6, 1847

Allen H. Little (Class of 1852), Mexican-American War, August, 1854

Eugene Wilder (Class of 1849), Mexican-American War, August 20, 1847

Cicero Adams (Class of 1854), Civil War, January 2, 1865

Hiram Luther Adams (Class of 1860), Civil War, October, 1863

William Johnson Alexander (Class of 1867), Civil War, July 29, 1864

William Vincent Alison (Class of 1860), Civil War, May 4, 1862

John Bellinger Alison (Class of 1862), Civil War, October 2, 1866

James Ancrum (Class of 1868), Civil War, October 17, 1864

Henry M. Andrews (Class of 1851), Civil War, September 16, 1862

Alfred Henry Angel (Class of 1866), Civil War, April 24, 1865

J. A. Attaway (Class of 1864), Civil War, December 21, 1862

Lawrence Manning Austin (Class of 1857), Civil War, July 13, 1863

Benjamin Franklin Backstrom (Class of 1856), Civil War, May 31, 1862

Henry Bailey (Class of 1856), Civil War, October 30, 1863

Bernard Elliott Baker Jr. (Class of 1851), Civil War, October 22, 1864

Matthew Vassar Bancroft (Class of 1861), Civil War, June 22, 1864

John George Barber (Class of 1862), Civil War, December 20, 1861

William Thomas Barker (Class of 1862), Civil War, July 30, 1864

Hugh O’Neil Barnett (Class of 1864), Civil War, September 10, 1863

Christopher L. Beaty (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 14, 1864

John Stock Bee (Class of 1861), Civil War, July 18, 1863

Jacob H. Bell Jr. (Class of 1853), Civil War, April 15, 1862

William Silas Bellune (Class of 1850), Civil War, December 10, 1865

Henry Alexander Blue (Class of 1861), Civil War, July 13, 1861

William Allen Blue (Class of 1866), Civil War, May 4, 1864

John Andrew Blum Jr. (Class of 1863), Civil War, October 21, 1862

David, Jr. Blythe (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 3, 1863

Charles Burwell Bobo (Class of 1855), Civil War, May 20, 1864

Howard Simpson Bobo (Class of 1868), Civil War, August 16, 1864

Thomas Alexander Boggs (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 30, 1862

Davis Sloan Bomar (Class of 1855), Civil War, September 1864

James Bonham (Class of 1849), Civil War, May 29, 1863

Andrew Thomas Bowie (Class of 1862), Civil War, January 22, 1863

Beverly Blake Brantley (Class of 1863), Civil War, August 30, 1862

Walter Scott Brewster (Class of 1852), Civil War, December 13, 1864

Jesse Kilgore Brockman (Class of 1861), Civil War, May 28, 1864

A. Fuller Brooker (Class of 1851), Civil War, August 30,1862

Whitfield Butler Brooks (Class of 1867), Civil War, June 12, 1864

J. W. Brown (Class of 1862), Civil War, July 1, 1863

J. Graham Brown (Class of 1862), Civil War, June 27, 1862

Addison Duncan Brown (Class of 1867), Civil War, November 3, 1864

Albert Ovid Brown (Class of 1868), Civil War, January 29, 1865

Thomas Sumter Brownfield (Class of 1854), Civil War, July 3, 1862

Andrew Flynn Browning (Class of 1867), Civil War, April 17, 1865

George Pettigrew Brownlee (Class of 1868), Civil War, October 19, 1864

Robert Smith Bryce (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 22, 1863

George Olney Buck (Class of 1868), Civil War, January 23, 1865

Thomas C. Burns (Class of 1860), Civil War, June 27, 1862

James Hall Burns (Class of 1861), Civil War, July 1, 1863

William Louden Butler (Class of 1853), Civil War, September 20, 1863

Thomas Oliver Lowndes Butler (Class of 1863), Civil War, July 2, 1863

William C. Byars (Class of 1857), Civil War, December 24, 1861

John E. Caine (Class of 1860), Civil War, June 11, 1864

James Lawrence Caldwell (Class of 1864), Civil War, December 20, 1861

Robert Feaster Cameron (Class of 1865), Civil War, December 2, 1864

Daniel Porteous Campbell (Class of 1862), Civil War, October 22, 1862

Henry Cantey (Class of 1849), Civil War, June 7, 1863

John Dallas Chamblin (Class of 1867), Civil War, September 28, 1864

William H. Chapman (Class of 1864), Civil War, April 2, 1864

Henry William Coit (Class of 1855), Civil War, February 22, 1862

Alexander E Colclough (Class of 1861), Civil War, February 15, 1869

John B. Colding (Class of 1851), Civil War, June 13, 1863

William Preston Coleman (Class of 1856), Civil War, January 31, 1863

Benjamin Franklin Coleman (Class of 1860), Civil War, October 28, 1864

J. S. Collins (Class of 1849), Civil War, July 30, 1864

George McDuffie Connor (Class of 1853), Civil War, November 30, 1861

W. Dukes Connor (Class of 1860), Civil War, July 27, 1862

Franklin H. Connors (Class of 1865), Civil War, July 18, 1862

Jesse James Coward (Class of 1861), Civil War, October 20, 1864

Nathan D. Cox (Class of 1861), Civil War, June 20, 1864

Charles Edward Coxe (Class of 1864), Civil War, July 28, 1862

John A. Craig (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 17, 1864

Robert Walter Crawford (Class of 1860), Civil War, November 7, 1862

Randell Croft Jr. (Class of 1861), Civil War, July 26, 1862

Washington C. Cross (Class of 1846), Civil War, died in service

John C. Culbreath (Class of 1866), Civil War, April 7, 1865

Abram Jones Cunningham (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 3, 1864

Thomas H Dalrymple (Class of 1857), Civil War, July 10, 1863

William J. Darby (Class of 1857), Civil War, August 25, 1862

Edward Hamilton Darby (Class of 1863), Civil War, August 29, 1862

Henry H. Darracott (Class of 1851), Civil War, July 14, 1864

Ross C. Davis (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 23, 1864

John Mills Dean (Class of 1855), Civil War, April 6, 1862

William Marion Dean (Class of 1867), Civil War, September 27, 1863

Francois DeCaradeuc (Class of 1860), Civil War, December 2, 1862

James Edward DeLorme Sr. (Class of 1859), Civil War, October 14, 1862

W. J. Dennis (Class of 1863), Civil War, July 10, 1862

Thomas Morritt Dick (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 30, 1862

Samuel W. Dixon (Class of 1846), Civil War, July 1863

James Blair Dotterer (Class of 1863), Civil War, September 28, 1864

Gilbert L. Shaw Douglas (Class of 1856), Civil War, March 3, 1862

Anthony White Dozier, Jr. (Class of 1864), Civil War

Edwin Cantey DuBose (Class of 1859), Civil War, May 3, 1863

William Pinckney Duncan (Class of 1853), Civil War, October 15, 1862

Robert Nance Dunlap (Class of 1856), Civil War, August 24, 1862

Thomas Hughes Dunn (Class of 1862), Civil War, May 9, 1862

John Steele Dutart (Class of 1863), Civil War, February 9, 1864

James Elias Dutart Jr. (Class of 1863), Civil War, June 22, 1864

Gerard Bull Dyer Jr. (Class of 1862), Civil War, June 1, 1864

George Egleston (Class of 1856), Civil War, August 11, 1863

Wade S. Eichelberger (Class of 1852), Civil War, December 12, 1862

Robert Edward Elfe (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 1, 1865

Hossack Farr Ellerbe (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 17, 1865

Thomas Rhett Smith Elliott Jr. (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 4, 1905

Ephraim Andrew Erwin (Class of 1860), Civil War, September 2, 1863

Andrew Jackson Evans (Class of 1849), Civil War, January 1862

John A. Evans (Class of 1856), Civil War, June 27, 1864

William J. Evans (Class of 1859), Civil War, February 26, 1863

James R. Evans (Class of 1862), Civil War, September 4, 1863

James J. Exum (Class of 1857), Civil War, September 17, 1862

James A. Finch (Class of 1856), Civil War, September 2, 1862

Thomas W. Fitzgerald (Class of 1852), Civil War, May 1863

David George Fleming (Class of 1854), Civil War, July 30, 1864

Richard M. Footman (Class of 1863), Civil War, June 30, 1862

Andrew Crawford Fraser (Class of 1862), Civil War, May 31, 1862

Joseph Edings Fripp (Class of 1862), Civil War, December 1862

James Gadsden (Class of 1852), Civil War, September 17, 1862

Thomas Norman Gadsden (Class of 1854), Civil War, June 16,1862

Franklin Gaillard (Class of 1849), Civil War, May 6, 1864

Alfred Septimus Gaillard (Class of 1860), Civil War, August 22, 1870

Thomas Edmund Gaillard (Class of 1862), Civil War, October 12, 1863

George E. Gamble (Class of 1852), Civil War, September 14, 1861

Henry Laurens Garlington (Class of 1862), Civil War, May 8, 1864

John Garlington Jr. (Class of 1862), Civil War, December 13, 1862

Richard Alexander Garner (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 7, 1864

Duff E. Gary (Class of 1857), Civil War, April 15, 1861

John Casper Gary (Class of 1865), Civil War, January 7, 1865

Benjamin Taylor Gibbes (Class of 1866), Civil War, March 14, 1864

George Thomas Gibbs (Class of 1854), Civil War, died in captivity

James Merriweather Gillam (Class of 1860), Civil War, October 15, 1864

James Dugan Gist (Class of 1855), Civil War, August 23, 1863

Meek Carothers Gladden (Class of 1862), Civil War, July 20, 1864

John F. Goode (Class of 1867), Civil War, December 29, 1864

Edward Grady (Class of 1863), Civil War, June 4, 1864

William Glenn Green Jr. (Class of 1861), Civil War, June 1, 1864

William Wayne Gregg (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 27, 1862

William B. Griffin (Class of 1862), Civil War, November 15, 1861

Joseph Williams Griffin (Class of 1863), Civil War, January 19, 1862

William Dunlap Griffin (Class of 1864), Civil War, December 21, 1862

William M. Gunnels (Class of 1863), Civil War, November 30, 1864

Thomas Lipscomb Hackett (Class of 1865), Civil War, August 25, 1864

Sylvanus P Hall (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 15, 1864

John Hall (Class of 1865), Civil War, May 15, 1864

Paul Hamilton (Class of 1863), Civil War, December 29, 1862

James Stuart Hanckel Jr. (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 25, 1862

Francis Huger Harleston (Class of 1860), Civil War, November 24, 1863

Robert A. Harris (Class of 1856), Civil War, June 2, 1866

Jesse Hartwell Hart (Class of 1855), Civil War, July 8,1864

George F. L. Hartzog (Class of 1861), Civil War, November 9, 1863

Charles Thomson Haskell Jr. (Class of 1854), Civil War, July 10, 1863

Nathaniel Augustus Heyward (Class of 1864), Civil War, August 29, 1862

William L. Hickson (Class of 1855), Civil War, October 6,1864

James J. Hoover (Class of 1863), Civil War, May 6, 1864

James Moultrie. Horlbeck (Class of 1862), Civil War, January 13, 1866

Henry Laurens Pinckney Houseal (Class of 1852), Civil War, July 13, 1862

Edmund Kortright Howard (Class of 1865), Civil War, January 28, 1864

Joseph Proctor Huger (Class of 1867), Civil War, April 14, 1864

Thomas Smythe Hughes (Class of 1867), Civil War, May 6, 1864

Moses Benbow Humphrey (Class of 1863), Civil War, April 30, 1865

Henry Screven Inglesby (Class of 1861), Civil War, November 11, 1866

William F. Irby (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 14, 1862

Thomas Pressley Jacobs (Class of 1865), Civil War, July 2, 1863

Micah Jenkins (Class of 1854), Civil War, May 6, 1864

Louis Wellington Jenkins (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 7, 1864

Thomas Albert Johnson (Class of 1868), Civil War, March 3, 1865

David M. Johnston (Class of 1855), Civil War, May 15, 1864

John J. Jones (Class of 1851), Civil War, September 24, 1862

Edwin Chandler Jones (Class of 1865), Civil War, September 11, 1863

William Henry Jordan (Class of 1866), Civil War, July 29, 1863

William Ellison June (Class of 1861), Civil War, November 26, 1863

Samuel N. Kennerly (Class of 1850), Civil War, August 21, 1864

Franklin Whitner Kilpatrick (Class of 1857), Civil War, October 28, 1863

Richard Ragin King (Class of 1856), Civil War, October 11, 1862

James B. Kinman (Class of 1864), Civil War, July 21, 1861

Simeon Sylvester Kirby (Class of 1860), Civil War, February 3, 1865

Theodore Keckeley Klinck (Class of 1860), Civil War, June 11, 1862

Pascail Dawes Klugh (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 9, 1862

Osma Knox (Class of 1868), Civil War, October 28, 1864

George B. Lalane (Class of 1862), Civil War, May 31, 1864

Thomas Gresham Lamar (Class of 1847), Civil War, October 17, 1862

Edward Payson Lawton (Class of 1850), Civil War, December, 26 1862

Jenkins Mikell Lawton (Class of 1866), Civil War, April 6, 1865

John Dozier Lee (Class of 1861), Civil War, June 30, 1862

Francis Kinloch Simons Lesesne (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 24, 1865

William Edward Lewis (Class of 1860), Civil War, May 31, 1862

John L. Litchfield (Class of 1859), Civil War, September 16, 1862

Daniel D’Oyley Logan (Class of 1853), Civil War, December 10, 1862

Samuel Catawba Lowry (Class of 1867), Civil War, July 30, 1864

William Boykin Lyles (Class of 1855), Civil War, May 31, 1862

Augustus Jackson Lythgoe (Class of 1847), Civil War, December 12, 1862

Edward Mackay (Class of 1849), Civil War, May 10, 1864

George Chisolm Mackey Jr. (Class of 1857), Civil War, May 12, 1864

G. F. Leon Massey (Class of 1867), Civil War, April 1, 1865

John J. Mathews (Class of 1848), Civil War, March, 13, 1864

William David Mayes (Class of 1859), Civil War, August 2, 1862

William Young McCammon (Class of 1852), Civil War, December 1861

Philip James McCants (Class of 1853), Civil War, April 11, 1863

Thomas Oliver McCaslan (Class of 1859), Civil War, June 30, 1862

Comillus Wycliffe McCreary (Class of 1857), Civil War, March 31, 1865

George Marshall McDowell (Class of 1859), Civil War, July 3, 1863

George Archibald McDowell (Class of 1862), Civil War, February 9, 1864

W.A. McDowell (Class of 1858), Civil War

Jonathon Jefferson McIlwain (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 19, 1863

Philip Kirk McKelvey (Class of 1857), Civil War, September 30, 1862

George W McKenzie (Class of 1865), Civil War, November 4, 1864

William Fordham McKewn (Class of 1862), Civil War, December 14, 1862

James V. McNamee (Class of 1847), Civil War, August 4, 1869

William T. Meares (Class of 1867), Civil War, May 3, 1863

Septimus Charles Miles (Class of 1853), Civil War, July 2, 1863

Paul Gervais Miller (Class of 1861), Civil War, December 19, 1861

Alexander Fraser Miller (Class of 1863), Civil War, October 3, 1864

John Alexander Miller (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 5, 1905

John Julius Miller (Class of 1866), Civil War, June 23, 1863

William Henry Jamison Mitchell (Class of 1859), Civil War, July 5, 1863

Gardner Daniel Mixson (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 5, 1905

Henry Stroheker Morrison (Class of 1866), Civil War, September 16, 1863

Joshua Lazarus Moses (Class of 1860), Civil War, April 9, 1865

Oliver Hazard Perry Moses, Jr. (Class of 1864), Civil War, August 12, 1862

Robert Ellison Muldrow (Class of 1868), Civil War, April 7, 1865

William Murray (Class of 1847), Civil War, July 23, 1864

Philip P. Murray (Class of 1861), Civil War, May 1862

James Drayton Nance (Class of 1856), Civil War, May 6, 1864

John Calhoun Neil (Class of 1863), Civil War, August 30, 1862

James F. Nelson (Class of 1865), Civil War, April 25, 1864

John R. Nettles (Class of 1860), Civil War, January 14, 1863

William Joseph Nettles (Class of 1863), Civil War, October 21, 1864

Benjamin B. Nichols (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 15, 1861

Richard F. Nichols (Class of 1865), Civil War, February 14, 1865

Russell Noble (Class of 1868), Civil War, March 15, 1865

John Taylor Norris (Class of 1861), Civil War, January 9, 1863

James Norris (Class of 1862), Civil War, November 8, 1861

William Tully Norwood (Class of 1857), Civil War, January 11, 1864

Wesley R. Norwood (Class of 1862), Civil War, May 24, 1863

Thomas T. Osborne (Class of 1867), Civil War, February 6, 1905

Barnwell Williamson Palmer (Class of 1849), Civil War, June 16, 1864

Francis Gendron Palmer (Class of 1851), Civil War, December 4, 1862

Richard Alston Palmer (Class of 1852), Civil War, July 21, 1861

John Saunders Palmer (Class of 1856), Civil War, July 29, 1864

Joseph Clarence Palmer (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 18, 1863

William M. Parker Jr. (Class of 1868), Civil War, May 3, 1865

William J. Bailey Patterson (Class of 1866), Civil War, December 7, 1864

Lamartine Peake (Class of 1856), Civil War, November 22, 1862

Andrew McIlwain Perry (Class of 1862), Civil War, October 10, 1863

James Monroe Phinney (Class of 1855), Civil War, May 31, 1862

William F. Plane (Class of 1848), Civil War, September 17, 1862

William T. Powers (Class of 1864), Civil War, September 26, 1863

James Richard Quarles (Class of 1856), Civil War, April 6, 1862

Henry M. Quarles (Class of 1862), Civil War, September 17, 1862

Joab Olin Quattlebaum (Class of 1861), Civil War, October 7, 1864

John Doyle Quattlebaum (Class of 1864), Civil War, July 30, 1864

Theodore Adolphus Quattlebaum (Class of 1864), Civil War, March 17, 1865

John Watt Rabb (Class of 1862), Civil War, June 30, 1862

William Ravenel (Class of 1866), Civil War, August 23, 1863

Michael Oliver Raysor (Class of 1857), Civil War, January 27, 1864

Samuel J. Reed (Class of 1847), Civil War, June 16, 1862

George Norton Reynolds (Class of 1860), Civil War, March 24, 1863

Ulysses Rice (Class of 1853), Civil War, July 1863

James Leroy Roach (Class of 1851), Civil War, September 18, 1862

Reuben Thomason Roberds (Class of 1854), Civil War, December 3, 1863

Owen Mortimer Roberts Jr. (Class of 1862), Civil War, October 11, 1864

George A. Ross (Class of 1856), Civil War, July 31, 1861

Reuben Frederick Ruff (Class of 1855), Civil War, June 1, 1861

Andrew Jackson Rugg (Class of 1855), Civil War, June 1, 1863

William G. Russell (Class of 1857), Civil War, July 30, 1864

William Drayton Rutherford (Class of 1857), Civil War, May 1864

Joseph Edings Sams (Class of 1868), Civil War, March 22, 1865

James Merritt Schmidt (Class of 1851), Civil War, May 16, 1864

Whitemarsh Henry Seabrook (Class of 1853), Civil War, May 20, 1864

George Washington Seabrook Jr. (Class of 1852), Civil War, April 2, 1861

John Fraser Shecut (Class of 1862), Civil War, March 7, 1905

Stephen Hill Sheldon (Class of 1861), Civil War, October 4, 1864

James Oscar Sheppard (Class of 1864), Civil War, June 12, 1864

Reeve Gibbes Shoolbred (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 22, 1863

Washington Pinckney Shooter (Class of 1859), Civil War, May 12, 1864

Edward Bryant Simmons (Class of 1865), Civil War, September 30, 1864

Thomas D. Singleton (Class of 1856), Civil War, February, 1862

Wilson B. Smith (Class of 1861), Civil War, July 20, 1864

Benjamin W. Smith (Class of 1862), Civil War, July 2, 1863

William Mason Smith (Class of 1863), Civil War, August 16, 1864

James Russell Spann (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 24, 1864

Walter D. Spann (Class of 1866), Civil War, February 7, 1905

James Edwin Spears (Class of 1859), Civil War, August 29, 1865

Edward Allston Stanley (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 9, 1864

James Stewart (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 21, 1864

Gilbert Moyer de Lafayette Strait (Class of 1856), Civil War, October 18, 1863

Oswald Eve Strohecker (Class of 1860), Civil War, October 27, 1864

William H Strother (Class of 1859), Civil War, October 14, 1864

John Calhoun Summer (Class of 1862), Civil War, December 13, 1862

Robert E. Sweat (Class of 1857), Civil War, August 19, 1861

Lawrence Jackson Sweat (Class of 1863), Civil War, October 17, 1863

Samuel Jackson Taylor (Class of 1863), Civil War, May 8, 1864

John Team (Class of 1864), Civil War, November 1, 1861

Gilbert Vergereau Tennent (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 18, 1863

Charles Courtenay Tew (Class of 1846), Civil War, September 17, 1862

William Thompson (Class of 1855), Civil War, August 6, 1863

Stringfellow Turner (Class of 1867), Civil War, February 16, 1865

William Peter Turpin (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 6, 1864

John M. Verdier (Class of 1855), Civil War, January 25, 1862

John Bordenave Villepigue (Class of 1849), Civil War, November 9, 1862

James Walker Vinson (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 20, 1863

William Henry Wagner (Class of 1847), Civil War, October 13, 1863

Edward James Walker (Class of 1851), Civil War, August 21, 1864

Henry Pinckney Walker Jr (Class of 1862), Civil War, August 9, 1862

Arthur Wardlaw (Class of 1866), Civil War, May 5, 1864

Lockwood States Webb (Class of 1860), Civil War, June 27, 1862

David E. Wells (Class of 1865), Civil War, June 30, 1862

William Whetstone (Class of 1859), Civil War, November 25, 1863

John Marshall Whilden (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 7, 1862

Leonard Anthony White (Class of 1855), Civil War, June 6, 1864

Edward Bishop White (Class of 1859), Civil War, August 31, 1862

Thomas C. White (Class of 1861), Civil War, December 15, 1862

B. T. Whitehead (Class of 1855), Civil War, September 7, 1864

William Whittemore (Class of 1854), Civil War, December 15, 1861

Reddick McKelvin Wiggins (Class of 1864), Civil War, May 30, 1862

Daniel Taylor Williams (Class of 1852), Civil War, August 21, 1864

Nicholas Wilson (Class of 1861), Civil War, September 14, 1862

James Wooten (Class of 1861), Civil War, August 4, 1864

Thomas McCullough Wylie (Class of 1861), Civil War, February 7, 1905

Richard W. Yeadon (Class of 1865), Civil War, January 28, 1864

Oliver Johnson Youmans (Class of 1859), Civil War, May 6, 1864

Robert James Cochran (Class of 1917), WWI, October 10, 1918

John Hodges David, Jr. (Class of 1914), WWI, March 1, 1918

Reginald Victor Dicks (Class of 1921), WWI, October 22, 1918

Arthur Thomas Elmore (Class of 1917), WWI, July 13, 1918

James Hill Holmes, Jr. (Class of 1915), WWI, July 19, 1918

Julius Andrew Mood, Jr. (Class of 1916), WWI, July 21, 1918

William A. Mulloy (Class of 1909), WWI, October 8, 1918

William Montague Nicholls (Class of 1912), WWI, August 26, 1915

Ozburne Thomas Sanders (Class of 1909), WWI, October 15, 1918

William Howe Simons (Class of 1890), WWI, April 12, 1918

John Lionel Weeks (Class of 1917), WWI, November 2, 1920

Robert Henry Willis, Jr. (Class of 1908), WWI, September 13, 1918

George Hampton Yarborough, Jr. (Class of 1916), WWI, June 27, 1918

James Karl Bolton (Class of 1916), Dominican Republic, January 10, 1917

William Carl Byrd (Class of 1916), Nicaragua, March 8, 1928

Richard Grandison Howard (Class of 1917), Dominican Republic, August 14, 1919

Edward Clarke Smith (Class of 1914), Punitive Expedition, March 1, 1917

Andrew Nourse Alexander, Jr (Class of 1945), WWII, August 10, 1945

Henry Liles Allen (Class of 1940), WWII, February 25, 1944

Joseph Altomari (Class of 1945), WWII, May 10, 1945

Charles Francis Anderson, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, November 13, 1944

Joseph Andrews (Class of 1940), WWII, August 15, 1944

Burt Williams Andrews, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, November 3, 1946

Perry Baggs (Class of 1932), WWII, May 31, 1944

Charles Adolph Bahn, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, January 12, 1945

Herbert B. Bass (Class of 1941), WWII, June 14, 1944

Hugh Van Der Veer Batchelder (Class of 1945), WWII, January 1, 1945

Robert Alexander Bates (Class of 1945), WWII, November 3, 1944

Raleigh Blackwell Batten (Class of 1946), WWII, March 11, 1945

James Theodore Baugh (Class of 1943), WWII, February 24, 1945

Julian Fearing Baum (Class of 1946), WWII, August 13, 1947

Robert Lewis Bedle, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, June 17, 1941

Frederick William Beidelman, Jr. (Class of 1943), WWII, October 26, 1944

William Beattie Bendure (Class of 1946), WWII, January 27, 1945

Hugh Woodrow Benson (Class of 1940), WWII, September 1, 1945

Paul Alva Blakeman (Class of 1944), WWII, July 23, 1943

Jesse Wooten Booker, III (Class of 1943), WWII, August 27, 1944

Thomas McCullough Boulware, IV (Class of 1941), WWII, March 11, 1944

Harry Grimshaw Bowers (Class of 1935), WWII, December 21, 1943

William Francis Boyd (Class of 1931), WWII, February 27, 1945

George Gilbert Branson (Class of 1937), WWII, July 28, 1945

Robert Moffatt Brice (Class of 1942), WWII, June 6, 1944

Wade Hampton Britt, Jr. (Class of 1936), WWII, April 13, 1943

Joseph Dexter Brown, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, June 25, 1944

Herman B. Brown, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, September 6, 1943

Pope Lott Browne (Class of 1933), WWII, October 24, 1944

George Blalock Browning (Class of 1943), WWII, January 4, 1945

Paul Browning, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, November 22, 1944

Alton Houston Bryant (Class of 1940), WWII, December 15, 1944

Stephen Munger Byars, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, December 15, 1944

Hal Alexander Calhoun (Class of 1943), WWII, February 5, 1945

Frank Zeigler Campbell (Class of 1944), WWII, October 9, 1945

Thomas E. Campbell, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, March 24, 1945

Frederick Scott Campbell, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, May 25, 1945

Frank William Cantillion (Class of 1946), WWII, May 2, 1944

Ross L. Carmichael (Class of 1946), WWII, February 23, 1944

James Hoyt Carter, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, October 11, 1945

Gerald Richard Casey (Class of 1946), WWII, February 21, 1945

Harold Bradford Chandler, Jr. (Class of 1939), WWII, December 5, 1942

Edward Gray Cherry, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, March 15, 1945

William Henderson Coffield, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, July 9, 1942

Joseph Plowden Cole (Class of 1940), WWII, July 15, 1942

Forrest Hugh Coleman, Jr. (Class of 1930), WWII, November 20, 1944

Charles Donald Connolly (Class of 1946), WWII, September 3, 1946

Charles Herbert Cooper (Class of 1940), WWII, August 28, 1942

Grady Cannon Corley (Class of 1937), WWII, June 5, 1944

Wade Rushton Cothran, Jr. (Class of 1916), WWII, January 22, 1945

John Henry Cotter (Class of 1946), WWII, February 19, 1945

Walter Steele Covington, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, December 9, 1944

Eugene Rice Cowan (Class of 1938), WWII, April 28, 1944

Walter Jackson Cowart (Class of 1945), WWII, September 13, 1943

Arthur Barton Cross, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, January 30, 1945

John Hackett Culbertson (Class of 1937), WWII, June 16, 1945

Peter Franklin Cureton, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, November 21, 1944

Richard Furman Dabbs (Class of 1941), WWII, September 15, 1942

John Shipp Daniel (Class of 1940), WWII, October 27, 1942

William Gadsden Daniels (Class of 1942), WWII, October 6, 1944

William Fred Davis (Class of 1945), WWII, February 19, 1945

Wilton Earl Davis (Class of 1926), WWII, December 25, 1944

Joseph Carr Davis (Class of 1932), WWII, August 19, 1945

Younkin Davis (Class of 1946), WWII, June 17, 1945

William Jacob DeWitt (Class of 1942), WWII, February 18, 1945

Thompson Gallety Dicks (Class of 1944), WWII, June 6, 1944

James Tredway Dixon (Class of 1936), WWII, July 27, 1944

Joseph Ambrose Doyle, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, April 28, 1945

Archelaus Augustus Drake, III (Class of 1945), WWII, December 5, 1944

Charlie Manly Dukes III (Class of 1945), WWII, June 6, 1944

Francis Hill Durant (Class of 1938), WWII, October 1, 1942

Thomas Baylis Earle (Class of 1938), WWII, July 15, 1944

Charles Graham Edwards (Class of 1939), WWII, April 21, 1945

Walter Guy Efird, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, September 7, 1944

Charles Emil Eichenberger, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, September 12, 1942

William Haselden Ellerbe (Class of 1940), WWII, May 26, 1945

William Herbert Ellis, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, January 9, 1945

Richard Louis Engel (Class of 1944), WWII, December 31, 1944

Roy Robin English, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, March 22, 1945

Walter Raymond Erness (Class of 1941), WWII, December 13, 1942

Robert Cleveland Evins (Class of 1938), WWII, June 17, 1944

Joseph Gibbs Ferrel (Class of 1946), WWII, November 17, 1944

John Russell Ferris (Class of 1943), WWII, February 23, 1945

Owen Willoughby Fields, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, July 13, 1944

Furman Henry Finklea (Class of 1936), WWII, August 1, 1944

Paul Smith Floyd (Class of 1945), WWII, February 1, 1945

George Thomas Ford, Jr. (Class of 1933), WWII, December 17, 1943

Ralph Palmer Ford, Jr. (Class of 1936), WWII, December 15, 1944

Griffeth Harrison Fort (Class of 1945), WWII, December 17, 1944

Jack Johnston Foster (Class of 1943), WWII, January 6, 1945

Richard Bishop Franklin (Class of 1940), WWII, September 8, 1944

John Hobson Franks (Class of 1943), WWII, December 31, 1944

George Bryan French (Class of 1931), WWII, April 23, 1943

Henry David Fulmer, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, December 19, 1944

Francis Lawrence Gaffney (Class of 1918), WWII, October 22, 1942

Robert Melvin Gallagher (Class of 1945), WWII, April 21, 1944

Creswell Garlington, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, December 3, 1944

William Henry Garmen (Class of 1946), WWII, January 9, 1945

Claude Jackson Gasque, Jr. (Class of 1936), WWII, August 9, 1942

Woodfin Grady Gaston, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, January 12, 1945

Warren William Gates, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, July 23, 1942

Thomas Brown Gautier, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, December 9, 1944

John Jefferson Gee (Class of 1930), WWII, July 17, 1944

Clough Farrar Gee, III (Class of 1939), WWII, June 7, 1944

Herman John Gerdes, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, July 2, 1944

Walter Edward Gibson (Class of 1944), WWII, June 11, 1944

James Guy Gilbert, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, December 23, 1944

Wilson Glover, III (Class of 1940), WWII, January 27, 1945

John Lawrence Glynn, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, January 28, 1945

Albert Keller Godwin (Class of 1931), WWII, December 15, 1944

Walter Clinton Goodpasture, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, November 30, 1942

Thomas Edward Goodson, Jr. (Class of 1939), WWII, June 14, 1944

Edward Smith Gordon (Class of 1932), WWII, March 31, 1942

George Brown Gregory, Jr. (Class of 1935), WWII, May 6, 1945

Albert Edward Gresham (Class of 1942), WWII, September 8, 1941

Arthur Calvin Griffin, Jr. (Class of 1934), WWII, August 7, 1944

Frank Elmer Grogan, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, March 25, 1945

Mervin Eugene Gross (Class of 1920), WWII, October 18, 1946

Albert Starke Hagood (Class of 1931), WWII, March 23, 1945

Ernest Scott Haile, II (Class of 1939), WWII, September 7, 1944

Elias Porter Haizlip (Class of 1944), WWII, September 28, 1943

Robert Clark Hale (Class of 1927), WWII, August 12, 1944

Thomas Cook Hamer, Jr. (Class of 1931), WWII, May 20, 1942

Jule Hancock, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, October 14, 1944

Theodore Hanford (Class of 1942), WWII, December 25, 1944

Ralph Alexander Hardee (Class of 1944), WWII, August 9, 1944

Enon Walter Harvey, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, July 13, 1945

David Bennet Henderson (Class of 1941), WWII, June 3, 1942

James William Hendon, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, March 1, 1945

Harry Frierson Hendry, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, January 13, 1945

William Alvin Henson, II (Class of 1944), WWII, September 28, 1944

Allard Barnwell Heyward (Class of 1931), WWII, June 7, 1944

Caswell Marbury Higgs (Class of 1944), WWII, March 28, 1945

James Peurifoy Hill (Class of 1924), WWII, September 14, 1946

James Culpeper Hill, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, February 20, 1945

James Carroll Hill, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, April 16, 1945

Theodore Loveland Hinman (Class of 1941), WWII, January 13, 1943

Thomas Edward Hinton, Jr. (Class of 1947), WWII, December 5, 1945

Jack Willis Holt (Class of 1941), WWII, October 16, 1943

Gilmer Herriott Holton, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, June 7, 1942

Thomas Dry Howie (Class of 1929), WWII, July 17, 1944

Dwight Hughes III (Class of 1941), WWII, May 31, 1944

Arthur Bradlee Hunt, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, November 21, 1944

Thomas Lea Hutchings, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, September 16, 1944

Benjamin Henry Ivey (Class of 1933), WWII, January 9, 1945

Jesse King Jackson (Class of 1937), WWII, June 23, 1941

John Evans James, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, December 24, 1944

Norwood Thomas Jenkins (Class of 1942), WWII, February 17, 1944

Allen Jones Jervey, Jr. (Class of 1933), WWII, June 17, 1942

James Cookson Johnson, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, December 29, 1943

Harry Vance Johnson, Jr. (Class of 1943), WWII, April 3, 1945

Ira Boyd Jones, III (Class of 1940), WWII, August 2, 1945

Lucius Joseph Jumper (Class of 1945), WWII, January 2, 1945

Franklyn Madden Ketchum (Class of 1942), WWII, August 16, 1944

Ralph Emory Kibler, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, May 11, 1944

Vernon Height King, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, March 27, 1944

Richard Brady Knapp (Class of 1939), WWII, August 23, 1944

Clark Lewis Knotts (Class of 1941), WWII, August 6, 1944

Harvey Robert Kolker (Class of 1944), WWII, January 10, 1945

Francis Vernon Lael (Class of 1940), WWII, April 5, 1944

James Lee Land (Class of 1937), WWII, October 4, 1943

George Rhea Land, Jr. (Class of 1939), WWII, April 2, 1943

Harry Bell Launius, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, January 27, 1945

Robert Henry Law (Class of 1945), WWII, April 29, 1945

John Thomas Leonard, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, December 13, 1944

Charles Pritchard Lesesne (Class of 1933), WWII, March 31, 1945

James Alexander Logan (Class of 1908), WWII, September 4, 1943

Langdon Dwight Long (Class of 1940), WWII, June 3, 1942

Roy Hamilton Long, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, April 29, 1945

Roland Louis Luerich, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, June 4, 1944

John Register Lyons (Class of 1939), WWII, October 9, 1941

Robert Harry Mackenzie, Jr. (Class of 1934), WWII, November 13, 1944

Jack Alger Mahony, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, July 1, 1943

Vestal Malone (Class of 1945), WWII, January 6, 1946

Richard Lee Mann (Class of 1944), WWII, April 20, 1944

James Lawrence Manning (Class of 1942), WWII, December 21, 1944

Joy McDowell Marriott, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, May 3, 1945

John Catlett Martin (Class of 1941), WWII, January 7, 1943

Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, February 8, 1945

William James Maxwell, Jr. (Class of 1920), WWII, April 1, 1944

John Bernard Mayes (Class of 1940), WWII, December 18, 1942

Joseph Lynn McCarthy (Class of 1928), WWII, January 9, 1945

Robert Crawford McClane (Class of 1946), WWII, November 1, 1945

George Bray McMillan (Class of 1939), WWII, June 24, 1944

Edward Tate McMillan, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, November 16, 1942

John Bunyan McMillan, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, January 3, 1945

Frederick Davenport Melton (Class of 1945), WWII, October 3, 1944

Peter Nicholas Meros (Class of 1939), WWII, June 7, 1945

Richard Heilman Metzger (Class of 1946), WWII, May 12, 1945

Lindsay Baker Milikin (Class of 1939), WWII, September 14, 1943

Benjamin Willis Mills, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, September 7, 1944

Archibald Solomon Mills, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, September 21, 1943

Beverly W. Mitchell (Class of 1934), WWII, November 21, 1942

Edwin Browning Moore (Class of 1944), WWII, March 1, 1945

John Isaac Moore, III (Class of 1940), WWII, October 24, 1944

James Hollenbeck Morehouse, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, March 18, 1945

Harold Burris Morse (Class of 1942), WWII, February 4, 1945

George Franklin Moznette, Jr. (Class of 1939), WWII, January 8, 1943

Robert Edward Murphy (Class of 1943), WWII, November 2, 1943

William John Nally (Class of 1944), WWII, June 25, 1945

Fielding Jessup Nelson (Class of 1946), WWII, June 2, 1944

Manning Lionel Nelson, Jr. (Class of 1938), WWII, March 28, 1945

Edwin Karl Newman (Class of 1939), WWII, February 26, 1945

Rufus Alexander Oliphant, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, February 15, 1943

Andrew Peter Olsen, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, May 22, 1944

Richard Paul Padgett (Class of 1944), WWII, April 30, 1945

Maxwell Farmer Parrott (Class of 1937), WWII, December 4, 1944

Edward Eugene Parsons (Class of 1942), WWII, May 20, 1944

Griffith Rutherford Paul (Class of 1942), WWII, January 20, 1943

Kingsley Robert Pearse (Class of 1946), WWII, November 14, 1944

William Young Pearson (Class of 1944), WWII, May 25, 1944

Ernest Ferdinand Peschau, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, June 8, 1944

John Wilbur Peterson (Class of 1945), WWII, March 6, 1945

Perry Moses Phelps (Class of 1929), WWII, March 10, 1945

David Prichard Pilson (Class of 1945), WWII, April 10, 1945

Robert Edward Poland (Class of 1942), WWII, April 4, 1943

JAMES HENRY Pound (Class of 1941), WWII, May 22, 1944

Martin Thomas Powers, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, March 11, 1944

James Calvin Raymond (Class of 1946), WWII, April 2, 1945

Russell Eugene Reeves, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, July 30, 1945

James Davis Rembert (Class of 1946), WWII, April 14, 1945

Alston Pringle Rhett (Class of 1909), WWII, January 20, 1945

Paul Richardson (Class of 1944), WWII, June 27, 1944

Herman Franklin Ridenour (Class of 1944), WWII, April 10, 1944

Bruce Curtis Robbins (Class of 1943), WWII, January 3, 1945

Jenkins Mikell Robertson, Jr. (Class of 1926), WWII, October 2, 1942

David Albert Robins (Class of 1946), WWII, July 21, 1944

Hugh Corbin Rogers (Class of 1942), WWII, December 21, 1944

Robert Cowan Rolph (Class of 1946), WWII, February 25, 1945

Ray Rankin Rossell, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, April 23, 1945

Marvin Roth (Class of 1944), WWII, April 25, 1945

William Milling Royall (Class of 1942), WWII, November 19, 1944

Michael I. Rudich (Class of 1945), WWII, April 9, 1944

Harry Hampton Salley (Class of 1941), WWII, May 20, 1944

Martin Frederick Schnibben, Jr. (Class of 1943), WWII, February 12, 1945

Henry Ernest Seeman (Class of 1943), WWII, March 3, 1944

Allen Jones Seiller (Class of 1943), WWII, October 8, 1943

Jerome Chris Serros (Class of 1942), WWII, November 2, 1944

Franklin Merle Shaw (Class of 1933), WWII, April 20, 1944

Alexander Beaty Sherard (Class of 1932), WWII, July 14, 1943

Fred Burnham Shifflet, Jr. (Class of 1942), WWII, March 3, 1943

Lu Shu-Chin (Class of 1929), WWII, April 21, 1905

William Henry Sills (Class of 1931), WWII, February 3, 1942

Benjamin Hume Simons, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, February 3, 1946

Charles Henry Sims (Class of 1941), WWII, July 12, 1945

Albert Harold Sims (Class of 1944), WWII, March 28, 1945

Waverly Owen Skidmore (Class of 1946), WWII, October 13, 1944

Henry Sylvain Solomon (Class of 1946), WWII, March 10, 1945

Walter Hardy Spence (Class of 1944), WWII, December 14, 1944

Samuel Rigby Sprott, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, March 24, 1944

Harry Ferrell Stallings, Jr. (Class of 1939), WWII, April 16, 1945

William Kirkland Stewart (Class of 1941), WWII, February 25, 1945

Maurice Merton Stone (Class of 1940), WWII, October 24, 1945

Walter Scott Strong, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, February 2, 1945

Marion Stuckey (Class of 1945), WWII, January 4, 1945

John Mason Whiting Stulz (Class of 1945), WWII, August 1, 1945

Henry Major Taylor (Class of 1939), WWII, June 6, 1944

William Arthur Teague, II (Class of 1946), WWII, July 13, 1945

Loring Haynes Terry (Class of 1939), WWII, June 2, 1941

Charles Marion Thirlkeld, Jr. (Class of 1944), WWII, January 3, 1945

James Goodlett Thornton, Jr. (Class of 1940), WWII, September 14, 1944

Tang Tieh-Ching (Class of 1934), WWII, April 1, 1944

Robert Francis Touhey, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, August 8, 1945

Joseph Barre Traywick (Class of 1931), WWII, November 8, 1944

Thomas Mulloy Trotti (Class of 1937), WWII, February 22, 1945

Frank Leslie Vernon (Class of 1939), WWII, May 29, 1945

John Alexander Walts (Class of 1945), WWII, March 6, 1946

Benton Armfield Waugh (Class of 1943), WWII, January 5, 1946

George Roland Weeks (Class of 1929), WWII, January 30, 1945

Wilson Adelbert Wendt (Class of 1945), WWII, April 11, 1945

William Robert Werden, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, December 15, 1942

Richard Harry Whitaker (Class of 1944), WWII, June 30, 1944

Jack Brinson Whitaker (Class of 1945), WWII, December 31, 1944

Henry Purefoy Whitehurst, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, August 9, 1942

William Cleveland Whitley, Jr. (Class of 1943), WWII, November 4, 1944

Charles Richard Whitwell, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, January 11, 1943

Robert Napier Winslow, Jr. (Class of 1945), WWII, August 1, 1944

Charles Alister Witsell, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, May 26, 1944

Thomas Franklin Woodhead (Class of 1946), WWII, December 10, 1944

Charles Clarence Young, Jr. (Class of 1941), WWII, March 23, 1944

John Kenneth Zahn, Jr. (Class of 1946), WWII, September 11, 1944

Frank Elwood Bloomenshine (Class of 1949), Korea, August 25, 1950

Bob Pearce Cannon (Class of 1951), Korea, December 4, 1952

Charles Long Casey (Class of 1951), Korea, January 23, 1952

James Franklin Davis (Class of 1951), Korea, May 10, 1953

Richard Nicholas D’Errico (Class of 1944), Korea, January 19, 1952

James Futrell Exley (Class of 1949), Korea, April 5, 1951

Herman Louis Falk, Jr. (Class of 1950), Korea, May 31, 1951

William Clyde Fowler (Class of 1951), Korea, January 30, 1951

Francis Lamar Gasque (Class of 1950), Korea, July 30, 1953

William Wayne Graham (Class of 1945), Korea, February 8, 1953

Paul Morgan Hall (Class of 1945), Korea, June 12, 1953

William Calvin Hall (Class of 1949), Korea, April 25, 1951

John William Hill, Jr. (Class of 1949), Korea, September 10, 1952

Wesley Hartwell Johnson (Class of 1948), Korea, July 27, 1950

Noble Raymond Kean (Class of 1941), Korea, November 20, 1952

Myrth Jimmie Killingsworth, Jr (Class of 1951), Korea, October 14, 1952

Edmund Jones Lilly, III (Class of 1949), Korea, September 3, 1950

Gordon Ackly Littlefield (Class of 1942), Korea, March 17, 1951

William Kennedy Mauldin (Class of 1944), Korea, February 21, 1952

William Henry McLellan (Class of 1950), Korea, September 19, 1951

William Kendrick Mordecai (Class of 1950), Korea, November 15, 1950

Andrew James Morgan, Jr. (Class of 1951), Korea, December 14, 1952

Julius Elliot O’Neal (Class of 1940), Korea, October 23, 1951

Clyde Percy Padgett, Jr. (Class of 1950), Korea, January 3, 1951

Thomas Preston Pearce (Class of 1951), Korea, August 12, 1952

John Eugene Pound (Class of 1946), Korea, February 22, 1952

Edward Rutledge Ravenel, III (Class of 1949), Korea, September 5, 1950

Molten Ancrum Shuler, Jr. (Class of 1943), Korea, August 24, 1952

Richard Tarlton Smock (Class of 1950), Korea, June 6, 1951

Solomon Lee Van Meter, III (Class of 1947), Korea, July 9, 1953

Desmond Roy Wilkerson (Class of 1951), Korea, November 28, 1950

William Forman Abernethy (Class of 1962), Vietnam, July 21, 1967

Barry Kenneth Allmond (Class of 1968), Vietnam, May 11, 1972

Ronald Anthony Ashe (Class of 1968), Vietnam, July 30, 1972

James Westley Ayers (Class of 1957), Vietnam, May 26, 1967

Jere Alen Barton (Class of 1961), Vietnam, June 7, 1970

Sam Festis Beach, Jr. (Class of 1963), Vietnam, January 17, 1968

Samuel Richard Bird (Class of 1961), Vietnam, October 18, 1984

Davis James Boardman (Class of 1963), Vietnam, February 1, 1968

John Fredrick Bradman (Class of 1968), Vietnam, February 18, 1970

David Chappell Brown (Class of 1965), Vietnam, January 1, 1968

Donald Bryant Button (Class of 1956), Vietnam, May 24, 1968

John Werner Carlson (Class of 1960), Vietnam, December 7, 1966

Fred Joshua Carter (Class of 1967), Vietnam, November 5, 1969

Robert Henry Carter, Jr. (Class of 1956), Vietnam, May 27, 1969

Thomas James Chiminello (Class of 1964), Vietnam, October 29, 1967

Christopher L. Clearwaters (Class of 1969), Vietnam, February 20, 1971

Glenn Richard Cook (Class of 1967), Vietnam, October 21, 1969

Terry Denver Cordell (Class of 1957), Vietnam, October 15, 1962

Stephen Winfield Davis (Class of 1966), Vietnam, August 18, 1967

Henry Albert Deutsch (Class of 1962), Vietnam, May 11, 1965

Morris Frank Dixon, Jr. (Class of 1963), Vietnam, September 5, 1967

William Caldwell Donics (Class of 1968), Vietnam, May 15, 1969

Leo Michael Donker (Class of 1956), Vietnam, April 3, 1966

Raymond Edgar Doyle, Jr. (Class of 1958), Vietnam, April 12, 1963

Joe Wofford Eubanks (Class of 1969), Vietnam, June 2, 1972

Amos Oliver Fox (Class of 1952), Vietnam, April 23, 1968

Thomas Walter Foy (Class of 1966), Vietnam, May 15, 1968

John Luther Fuller, Jr. (Class of 1966), Vietnam, March 23, 1967

Charles Jack Girard (Class of 1938), Vietnam, January 17, 1970

Roger Lee Graham (Class of 1956), Vietnam, June 10, 1969

Lawrence Douglass Greene (Class of 1965), Vietnam, January 30, 1968

Charles Edward Heine (Class of 1964), Vietnam, January 3, 1969

Frederick Young Holjes (Class of 1967), Vietnam, March 22, 1968

Carter Avery Howell (Class of 1969), Vietnam, March 7, 1972

Thomas Simcock Hubbell (Class of 1962), Vietnam, December 27, 1967

Robert Gerald Hunter (Class of 1963), Vietnam, May 25, 1966

James Terry Jackson (Class of 1961), Vietnam, March 23, 1972

Fred Orr Jackson, Jr. (Class of 1966), Vietnam, September 5, 1969

Benjamin Edward Kelly, Jr. (Class of 1961), Vietnam, August 30, 1967

Terry Treloar Koonce (Class of 1960), Vietnam, December 25, 1967

Kurt Lloyd Kuhns, Sr. (Class of 1962), Vietnam, September 8, 1967

Richard Edward Legate (Class of 1962), Vietnam, March 25, 1967

Ephriam Rutledge Liles, II (Class of 1969), Vietnam, July 4, 1969

Thomas Joseph Margle (Class of 1957), Vietnam, February 15, 1968

William Livingston Mc Cormick (Class of 1967), Vietnam, March 7, 1969

Thomas Curtis Metsker (Class of 1961), Vietnam, November 14, 1965

Richard Mershon Milikin, III (Class of 1963), Vietnam, August 20, 1967

George Louis Miner (Class of 1967), Vietnam, August 17, 1969

Joseph Cyril Missar, Jr. (Class of 1965), Vietnam, May 6, 1966

Neal Emil Monette (Class of 1962), Vietnam, March 11, 1969

Phillip Jacob Moog (Class of 1964), Vietnam, August 10, 1966

Clarence Larry Moorer (Class of 1959), Vietnam, December 12, 1963

Frank Monroe Murphy (Class of 1965), Vietnam, December 7, 1966

Hugh Reavis Nelson (Class of 1959), Vietnam, June 5, 1966

Rodolph Lee Nunn, Jr. (Class of 1951), Vietnam, June 6, 1968

Thomas Duckett O’Connor (Class of 1967), Vietnam, January 3, 1968

Richard William O’Keefe (Class of 1967), Vietnam, February 11, 1971

John Thomas Orrico (Class of 1970), Vietnam, August 4, 1969

Woodrow Wilson Parker, II (Class of 1965), Vietnam, April 24, 1968

Carl Alfred Peterson (Class of 1968), Vietnam, August 10, 1969

Anthony George Prior (Class of 1964), Vietnam, May 27, 1968

William David Howsare Ragin (Class of 1961), Vietnam, August 20, 1964

Richard James Regan (Class of 1964), Vietnam, August 11, 1965

Richard Glenn Repole (Class of 1969), Vietnam, July 8, 1970

Arthur Clifton Retzlaff (Class of 1965), Vietnam, July 10, 1967

Ferris Ansel Rhodes, Jr. (Class of 1959), Vietnam, January 3, 1971

William Daniel Sands, III (Class of 1962), Vietnam, March 22, 1967

Sam Michael Savas, Jr. (Class of 1951), Vietnam, October 12, 1965

Johnnie Paul Sawyer (Class of 1959), Vietnam, May 29, 1966

Robert Francis Scherdin (Class of 1969), Vietnam, December 29, 1968

Kenneth Martin Schlie (Class of 1968), Vietnam, October 20, 1970

Richard Herman Schmidt (Class of 1952), Vietnam, May 17, 1966

Mark Mac Donald Serrem (Class of 1966), Vietnam, January 31, 1968

Earl Frederick Smith (Class of 1966), Vietnam, January 26, 1967

William Robert Spillers (Class of 1952), Vietnam, December 17, 1969

Charles E. Suprenant, Jr. (Class of 1968), Vietnam, April 2, 1970

Unk Viruch Tangnoi (Class of 1963), Vietnam, June 25, 1968

James Clinton Tarkenton, III (Class of 1964), Vietnam, March 19, 1967

George Thomas Taylor, Jr. (Class of 1967), Vietnam, May 21, 1971

William A. Thomas (Class of 1962), Vietnam, April 21, 1972

David Bruce Tucker (Class of 1961), Vietnam, October 1, 1967

Bruce Richard Welge (Class of 1967), Vietnam, January 26, 1969

Hugh William Wellons (Class of 1964), Vietnam, October 13, 1966

David John Wick Widder (Class of 1959), Vietnam, March 24, 1965

William Esley Wood, Jr. (Class of 1959), Vietnam, April 21, 1971

Robert Francis Woodhouse, Jr. (Class of 1968), Vietnam, July 7, 1970

Charles Jeffrey Schnorf (Class of 1981), U.S. Military Operations (1983-1994), October 23, 1983

Michael Francis Ritz (Class of 1977), U.S. Military Operations (1983-1994), October 26, 1983

Mario Fajardo (Class of 1984), U.S. Military Operations (1983-1994), February 26, 1991

Patrick Michael McKenna (Class of 1989), U.S. Military Operations (1983-1994), April 14, 1994

Joseph John Pycior (Class of 1984), 9/11 Pentagon, September 11, 2001

Therrell Shane Childers (Class of 2001), Iraqi Freedom, March 21, 2003

Benjamin Wilson Sammis (Class of 1996), Iraqi Freedom, April 5, 2003

Charles Henry Buehring (Class of 1985), Iraqi Freedom, October 26, 2003

Christopher James Kenny (Class of 1993), Iraqi Freedom, May 3, 2004

Timothy Ryan Creager (Class of 2005), Iraqi Freedom, July 1, 2004

Dan Thomas Malcom (Class of 2001), Iraqi Freedom, November 10, 2004

Robert V. Derenda (Class of 1985), Iraqi Freedom, August 5, 2005

Arsenio Ducusin Domingo Jr. (Class of 1987), Iraqi Freedom, January 7, 2006

Almar Laron Fitzgerald (Class of 2004), Iraqi Freedom, February 21, 2006

Joshua loren Booth (Class of 2005), Iraqi Freedom, October 17, 2006

Warren Andrew Frank (Class of 2004), Iraqi Freedom, November 25, 2008

Peter Benjamin Ober (Class of 1998), Iraqi Freedom, July 16, 2003

Daniel William Eggers (Class of 1997), Enduring Freedom, May 29, 2004

Brian Michael Mescall (Class of 1997), Enduring Freedom, January 9, 2009

Jonathan Andrew Taylor (Class of 2009), Enduring Freedom, December 1, 2009

Ryan Preston Hall (Class of 2004), Enduring Freedom, February 18, 2012

Ryan Davis Rawl (Class of 2004), Enduring Freedom, June 20, 2012

Aaron Xavier Wittman (Class of 2007), Enduring Freedom, January 10, 2013

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How The Citadel became a political bastion in its own right https://today.citadel.edu/how-the-citadel-became-a-political-bastion-in-its-own-right/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:02:14 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2727 Joe Riley Speaker 2017Joe Riley Speaker 2017The Citadel's unintentional political tradition began with Gen. Johnson Hagood, for whom The Citadel's football stadium is named. ]]> Joe Riley Speaker 2017Joe Riley Speaker 2017

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Caitlin Byrd

Before Hurricane Hugo tore into Charleston in September 1989, Mayor Joe Riley envisioned a battlefield.

He stood on flat Lowcountry ground, but in his mind’s eye, he saw a hill. The enemy, he said, was always just over the crest.

Now, the storm was nearing Charleston. The enemy approached.

“If we ease up, we are going to lose,” Riley told his staff, relaying the mental picture to them. “We’re going to deal with it, and we are not going to quit. We will not relent.”

Winds during Hugo would gust at more than 150 mph. The metal of the Ben Sawyer Bridge would twist into the water below.

It was the most devastating storm in South Carolina’s history, one that did more than $6 billion worth of damage to the city. Riley, a Citadel graduate, would lead Charleston through it all.

“In life, you show up on time and report for duty,” Riley said. “The Citadel taught me that.”

Since its establishment in 1842, The Citadel has focused on training the next generation of leaders, including political ones.

To date, some 30 leaders, including mayors, legislators, governors, ambassadors and congressmen, as well as senators, judges and members of White House staff, claim The Citadel as their alma mater.

“The Citadel can even boast having two different alums who were governors of two different states at the exact same time,” said Scott Buchanan, a political scientist at The Citadel.

A lesson in multi-tasking

The Citadel’s unintentional political tradition began with Gen. Johnson Hagood, for whom The Citadel’s football stadium is named. Hagood, who graduated at the top of his class in 1847, the school’s second year, would go on to become governor of South Carolina from 1880-1882. He would not be the last.

To date, The Citadel has produced six state governors, three U.S. senators and five U.S. ambassadors.

“Civic-minded people are attracted to the college because of its nature. It’s a values-based education,” said Col. John Dorrian, vice president of The Citadel’s Office of Communications and Marketing.

One of the school’s most famous political leaders is Fritz Hollings. The Democrat served as governor of South Carolina from 1959-1963. He would go on to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate and would win a special election in 1966 that would send him to Washington. He was re-elected six more times.

He also had a short-lived presidential campaign, in 1984.

Along with Hagood, Hollings and Riley, other political Citadel notables include John West, South Carolina governor from 1971-1975, and former U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, a South Carolina Republican who donated his 2009 congressional pay raise to charity after he said it was unmerited.

Recently, two more joined the ranks of cadets elected public office.

Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets in 1999, is a Republican state lawmaker representing Berkeley and Charleston counties. Will Haynie, who graduated with the class of 1983, is the mayor of Mount Pleasant.

When Haynie was in his senior year, he failed when he led his class through its first practice march to the stadium for a football game. The feeling, he said, was awful. The lesson, he later realized, was invaluable.

“As a leader, you learn there will be good days and bad days,” he said. “I count myself fortunate to have been taught that at an early age at The Citadel.”

The school now includes explicit leadership course requirements.

Riley, one of the nation’s longest-serving mayors who recently returned to teach a course at the school, said those ideas have always been injected into The Citadel itself.

“One thing The Citadel teaches you, which you don’t know you’re being taught, is an important lifelong lesson about the necessity of being able to attend to many different responsibilities essentially at the same time,” he said. “You have to have your room in impeccable order, your bed made, your brass polished and your shoes shined.”

It also teaches its cadets about teamwork.

‘It’s only natural’

Author and Citadel alumnus Pat Conroy called the Cops of Cadets a “brotherhood.”

In politics, that connection can come in handy.

“A large part of politics is knowing people who can put you in contact with other people,” said Buchanan.

And The Citadel has its share of connections.

Former presidential hopeful and ex-Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum sent two of his sons  —  John and Daniel — to The Citadel.

The school also produces its share of politically engaged students who eventually may become future political leaders themselves.

The Citadel Republican Society, which got its start in 1975, can serve as an informal incubator for conservative-leaning students with an interest in politics. Zac Rutherford, the group’s previous president, worked on Mace’s Statehouse campaign. He currently works for U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Mount Pleasant.

“We’ve sent students to Florida and Virginia for tight races and of course here in town for local races. They are involved,” said DuBose Kapeluck, chairman of The Citadel’s political science department and adviser for The Citadel Republican Society.

With between 350 and 400 current members, the society describes itself as the school’s largest and most active club. It also repeatedly attracts big-name political stars to come and speak.

Before Donald Trump officially became a Republican presidential candidate, he spoke to The Citadel Republican Society in 2015. Last year, Trump’s former White House Strategist Steve Bannon addressed the group.

“Cadets come out of The Citadel with a strong sense of self, a good sense of right and wrong, and they are pretty fearless in promoting and advocating for what they think is the right thing to do,” Kapeluck said. “It’s only natural when we see that translate into politics.”

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‘Citadel cadets will play:’ History of athletics at The Citadel long and (sometimes) storied https://today.citadel.edu/citadel-cadets-will-play-history-of-athletics-at-the-citadel-long-and-sometimes-storied/ Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:57:22 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2724 Citadel 1900 baseball teamCitadel 1900 baseball teamSince the days of scheduling baseball games around picnics, Bulldog athletics has grown into a $17 million per year enterprise.]]> Citadel 1900 baseball teamCitadel 1900 baseball team

As seen in The Post and Courier,by Jeff Hartsell

Professor D.G. Dwight, manager of the baseball team at Porter Military Academy, announced in the March 31, 1895, edition of The News and Courier that his team would play a series of games against the South Carolina Military Academy, commonly known as The Citadel.

The “series will commence as soon after Easter as the numerous picnic goings will permit,” the story reported. “This is said on the suggestion that the Citadel cadets will play.”

Some 123 years later, picnics and Citadel athletics still go together — just check out the tailgating scene around Johnson Hagood Stadium on fall football Saturdays.

Since the days of scheduling baseball games around picnics, Bulldog athletics has grown into a $17 million per year enterprise, with some 360 varsity athletes in 12 varsity sports for men and women.

Despite the obstacles inherent in recruiting to a military school, and a student body that can’t grow much beyond the 2,000-member Corps of Cadets, The Citadel has had its moments of glory in athletics, such as four Southern Conference championships in football, including back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016, and a 1990 trip to the College World Series in baseball.

Here’s how the Bulldogs got there:

Early days

A 1900 edition of The Citadel’s yearbook, the earliest available at the school’s Daniel Library, describes some of the school’s earliest athletic ventures.

The “Hilt-to-Hilt Fencing Club” featured some 30 members who cheered: “Hilt to Hilt! Hilt to Hilt! ‘Rah for the blood that’s never spilt.”

The Eureka Tennis Club had 10 members and wore garnet and black; the “Base Ball” team had a seven-game schedule. The basketball team played its first varsity game in 1900-01, a 25-7 loss to College of Charleston.

An item in the 1905 edition of The Sphinx describes the introduction of football at The Citadel.

“Heretofore, this especial branch of athletics has been discouraged by those in authority, and the Cadets were not even permitted practice games among themselves,” the author, William W. Dick, notes. “This restriction was removed, however, at the annual meeting of the Board of Visitors in December, a petition to this effect having been made by a number of Second Classmen, with the result that under certain limitations football is now countenanced in the school.”

The first Citadel football game on record is a 0-0 tie with Porter Military Academy in 1905. The team went on to defeat Porter Military twice, and lose to Welsh Neck High School, Fort Moultrie and South Carolina.

A 1931 Citadel game against Clemson was perhaps the most consequential college football game in state history.

The Bulldogs, who went 5-4-1 that season under coach Johnny Floyd, upset the heavily favored Tigers 6-0 in a game played at Florence Memorial Stadium. So shocked were Clemson officials, including coach Jess Neely, that they met in a car outside the stadium immediately after the game to discuss reviving Clemson football.

That emergency meeting led to the establishment of IPTAY, the fundraising group that has fueled Clemson athletics ever since, including national championships in football in 1981 and 2016.

In 1936, The Citadel joined the Southern Conference, which at the time included schools such as Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee.

The Citadel moved its football games from Hampton Park to a stadium on Hagood Avenue in 1927. Johnson Hagood Stadium (named after a 19th century chair of the school’s Board of Visitors who also served as governor) opened in 1948 and gained fame in 1999 when crew members of the Civil War-era submarine the H.L Hunley were found buried underneath it. The stadium was renovated in the mid-2000s.

During the heyday of Citadel boxing in the 1940s, large crowds flocked to watch matches. The Bulldogs won a SoCon boxing title in 1949, and Hall of Famer Gunner Ohlandt (Class of 1951) was a football and boxing star considered one of the best athletes ever at The Citadel.

Modern era

The post-war period of the late 1950s and early 1960s was a golden era of sorts for Citadel athletics under the leadership of school president Gen. Mark Clark and athletic director Eddie Teague.

The Bulldogs won SoCon championships in football (1961), track and field (three straight from 1959-61), tennis (1961) and golf (1964). The 1960 football team won the Tangerine Bowl. Coach Norm Sloan’s “Whiz Kid” basketball teams had three straight winning seasons from 1957-60. Mel Thompson’s 1960-61 basketball team snapped West Virginia’s 44-game home winning streak on the way to a 17-8 record.

Even the rifle team got in on the glory, winning national titles in 1963 and 1965 to add to the championships won in 1939 and 1953.

The late 1960s saw the introduction of the first black cadets and black athletes at The Citadel. Florida native Norman Seabrooks became the Bulldogs’ first black football player in 1969, and went on to be a three-year starter, a first-team all-SoCon pick and a member of the school’s athletics Hall of Fame.

The late Oscar Scott became the school’s first black basketball player in 1972.

In the 1970s, Citadel football gained a reputation as a “cradle of coaches.” Bobby Ross, who coached Georgia Tech to a national title and San Diego to a Super Bowl, worked at The Citadel, as did Al Davis (future owner of the Oakland Raiders); Frank Beamer (head coach at Virginia Tech); and Ralph Friedgen (head coach, Maryland).

The early 1990s brought another peak to Citadel athletics, with Chal Port’s 1990 baseball team ascending to the College World Series, and Charlie Taaffe’s 1992 football team rising to No. 1 in the nation in Division I-AA, defeating Arkansas and Army and winning the SoCon title.

Women were admitted to The Citadel in 1995, and women’s athletics have grown slowly over time to include varsity teams in cross country, golf, rifle, soccer, track and field, and volleyball. Runner Mandy Garcia was the school’s first female scholarship athlete; weight-thrower Stephanie McNeil is regarded as the top female athlete in school history.

Baseball coach Fred Jordan’s teams won 12 SoCon tournament and regular-season titles, and the SoCon baseball tournament enjoyed its greatest success during a 19-year run in Charleston from 1990-2008, with Joseph P. Riley (a Citadel alumnus) Park opening along the Ashley River in 1997.

The hiring of Mike Houston as football coach in 2014 revived Bulldogs’ football. Houston won a SoCon title in 2015, and his offensive coordinator, Brent Thompson, took over and won a second title in 2016.

The Citadel has sent players such as Paul Maguire, Stump Mitchell, Travis Jervey, Greg Davis and Andre Roberts to the NFL, but the most famous Citadel athlete of all time might be the late Pat Conroy. The famed author played basketball at The Citadel in the 1960s and wrote a best-selling memoir about his hoops career, titled “My Losing Season.”

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Governor presents Order of the Palmetto award to Citadel President https://today.citadel.edu/governor-presents-order-of-the-palmetto-award-to-citadel-president/ Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:44:39 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=2736 As seen in WBTV, by Michal Higdon

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster presented the president of The Citadel with the state’s highest civilian honor Saturday.

Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF received the Order of the Palmetto after a parade on the campus.

Rosa will be retiring from his 12-year tenure as president of The Citadel on June 1.

The Citadel Board of Visitors nominated him for the award.

McMaster, Rosa and Citadel Board of Visitors Chair Col. Fred Price, Jr. took review of The South Carolina Corps of Cadets dress parade on Summerall Field. McMaster then presented the award to Rosa.

A synopsis of the nomination letter sent to the Governor by Price reads:

Lt. Gen. Rosa put forth a bold plan that inspired donor generosity and new programs that would position the college for increased national prominence. The result of this ambitious effort has become evident by numerous metrics. For the past seven consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named The Citadel the number one public college in the South for institutions offering up to a master’s degree, and Money Magazine voted The Citadel the number one best value in the South for its 2015-2016 rankings.  The Citadel has consistently had one of the highest four-year graduation rates of all South Carolina colleges during his tenure.

Under Lt. Gen. Rosa’s strategic plan, leader development training has evolved into a curriculum that is overseen by the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. The Krause Center hosts Leadership Day, a day devoted entirely to service learning and ethics training. At the 10th Annual Leadership Day, cadets and graduate and evening undergraduate students contributed more than 12,000 volunteer hours in the community in a single day, resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $115,000, benefiting Lowcountry schools and nonprofit organizations. For its deep commitment to community service and civic engagement, The Citadel was recognized as one of the most civic-minded colleges in America with Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. Only about two percent of colleges in the nation have earned this distinction.

A lifetime achievement award, the Order of the Palmetto can be presented by the governor to citizens deserving recognition for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance.

Recipients have included Gen. William Childs Westmoreland, Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyeth, Frederick Zeigler and Anita Zucker.

The Corps Day Jeep Review Parade, celebrating The Citadel’s 175th anniversary, is open to the public and is one of a series of events taking place during the anniversary week. Highlights of the public events happening Saturday include:

  • 8–9:30 a.m. Open barracks with pipe band performances
  • 8–9:30 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion and new Summerall Guards perform on Summerall Field
  • 10 a.m. Corps Day Jeep Review Parade, Governor’s presentation and Palmetto Medals presentation on Summerall Field
  • 3 p.m. Freshmen depart for Marion Square from the campus gates
  • 3:20 p.m. “The Citadel Story” performed at Marion Square
  • 3:35 p.m. Marching cadets arrive for “The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green” at Marion Square
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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presents the Order of the Palmetto to Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.) during the college’s Corps Day dress parade on Summerall Field.

“In grateful recognition of contributions and friendship to the State of South Carolina and her people, I do hereby confer upon Lt. General John Rosa the Order of the Palmetto with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereto. In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name and affixed the seal of the Office of the Governor of the State of South Carolina at the Capitol in the City of Columbia, this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen.” –Henry McMaster, Governor

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March 23

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will present Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.)  with the state’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Palmetto, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. The Governor, Rosa and Citadel Board of Visitors Chair Col. Fred L. Price, Jr.will take review of The South Carolina Corps of Cadets dress parade on Summerall Field, after which the Governor is expected to present the award.

Rosa will be retiring from his 12-year tenure as president of The Citadel on June 1. The Citadel Board of Visitors nominated him for the award. A synopsis of the nomination letter sent to the Governor by Price reads:

Lt. Gen. Rosa put forth a bold plan that inspired donor generosity and new programs that would position the college for increased national prominence. The result of this ambitious effort has become evident by numerous metrics. For the past seven consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named The Citadel the number one public college in the South for institutions offering up to a master’s degree, and Money Magazine voted The Citadel the number one best value in the South for its 2015-2016 rankings.  The Citadel has consistently had one of the highest four-year graduation rates of all South Carolina colleges during his tenure.

Under Lt. Gen. Rosa’s strategic plan, leader development training has evolved into a curriculum that is overseen by the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. The Krause Center hosts Leadership Day, a day devoted entirely to service learning and ethics training. At the 10th Annual Leadership Day, cadets and graduate and evening undergraduate students contributed more than 12,000 volunteer hours in the community in a single day, resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $115,000, benefiting Lowcountry schools and nonprofit organizations. For its deep commitment to community service and civic engagement, The Citadel was recognized as one of the most civic-minded colleges in America with Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. Only about 2 percent of colleges in the nation have earned this distinction.

A lifetime achievement award, the state’s governors can present The Order of the Palmetto to citizens deserving recognition for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance. Recipients have included Gen. William Childs Westmoreland, Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyeth, Frederick Zeigler and Anita Zucker. A partial list is located in the digital collection of the South Carolina State Library.

The Corps Day Jeep Review Parade, celebrating The Citadel’s 175th anniversary, is open to the public and is one of a series of events taking place during the anniversary week. Highlights of the public events happening Saturday include:

  • 8–9:30 a.m. Open barracks with pipe band performances
  • 8–9:30 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion and new Summerall Guards perform on Summerall Field
  • 10 a.m. Corps Day Jeep Review Parade, Governor’s presentation and Palmetto Medals presentation on Summerall Field
  • 3 p.m. Freshmen depart for Marion Square from the campus gates
  • 3:20 p.m. “The Citadel Story” performed at Marion Square
  • 3:35 p.m. Marching cadets arrive for “The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green” at Marion Square
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Commemorating 175 years of leadership and service week March 20 – 24 https://today.citadel.edu/commemorating-175-years-of-leadership-and-service-week-march-20-24/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:33:10 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=515 Cadets Marching Downtown CharlestonCadets Marching Downtown CharlestonThe Citadel will recognize the college’s 175th anniversary with the traditional military pageantry and devotion to leadership development for which it is celebrated. The activities begin March 20, 2018.]]> Cadets Marching Downtown CharlestonCadets Marching Downtown Charleston

Honor, duty, respect, patriotic pageantry and the iconic March to Marion Square

The Citadel 175th Anniversary LogoThe Citadel will recognize the college’s 175th anniversary with the traditional military pageantry and devotion to leadership development for which it is celebrated. The activities begin March 20, 2018, with the distribution of commemorative medals to every cadet on the day 175 years ago in 1842 when the first cadets reported to the original Citadel campus on Marion Square.

The tributes conclude with the iconic march by freshmen in their brilliant white dress uniforms from the Lesesne Gates on campus, to Marion Square. There, the freshmen attend The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green, finalizing their recognition as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets before their families, friends and hundreds of onlookers packed around the square.

“Those of us leading the South Carolina Corps of Cadets learn many positive lessons from the men and women who have gone before us here. It is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of so many generations of Citadel alumni who have served or are serving our nation, state and our communities as principled leaders,” said South Carolina Corps of Cadets Regimental Commander Cadet George “Dillon” Graham.

Presentation of 175th Anniversary medals to cadets by Washington Light Infantry

11a.m.
March 20
Barrack gates
Media encouraged; not open to the public

Washington Light Infantry LogoMembers of the Washington Light infantry (WLI) will visit The Citadel campus on the actual day of The Military College of South Carolina’s 175th Anniversary, March 20. Following the 11a.m. parade practice, members of the WLI will be at the entrance gates of each of the five barracks to present commemorative medals to every cadet.

The Washington Light Infantry (WLI), organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the WLI. The group has existed ever since, with much of its membership coming from The Citadel.

“The Washington Light Infantry decided to have special medals created commemorating the 175th anniversary of The Citadel in recognition of the historical relationship between the WLI and the college,” said Henry I. Siegling, WLI commander. “Not only was the WLI present at the creation of the school in 1842 but it was instrumental in getting The Citadel reopened in 1882 following the War Between the States. We are honored to award these medals to each member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as a reminder of our continued close ties.”

In addition to serving its country in every military engagement, the WLI had the honor of participating as a military unit in centennial celebrations and ceremonial parades around the nation. Volunteer corps like the WLI are not generally long lived, but this corps, combining social and military features, is marked by extraordinary vitality.

NASA Col. Randy Bresnik featured speaker at 11th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium

March 22-23
Presentations open to the public; free

Col Randy Bresnik ISS CitadelThe Citadel’s Principled Leadership Symposium is an annual event held in conjunction with Corps Day Weekend each year for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, The Citadel Graduate College students, visiting student delegates, the campus community and the Charleston community. The 2018 symposium held March 22 -23, will feature speakers, panels and cadet presentations in support of The Citadel’s 175th Anniversary which is Tuesday, March 20, but will be celebrated all week.

The first Principled Leadership Symposium was held in 2008. It has become a signature event for the college and The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. The center is the college organization focused on enhancing leadership development and ethical growth at The Citadel.

Some highlights of the symposium include:

  • Col. Randy Bresnik, NASA astronaut, U.S. Marine Corps aviator, Citadel alumnus, and recent commander of the International Space Station. Greater Issues address keynote speaker
  • Sean Naylor, author and journalist
  • Panels with leading influencers in the areas of business, education, engineering, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics.
  • Presentation of the Krause Center Award

To view the full schedule, click here.

The Post and Courier luncheon honoring The Citadel’s 175 years of leadership and service

12:30 –2:45 p.m.
March 22
Holliday Alumni Center
Open to public; ticket required

Citadel 175th Anniversary LuncheonThe Post and Courier is sponsoring a luncheon to recognize The Citadel’s 175 years of leadership and service to Charleston and to the nation. Speakers at the ticketed event include The Citadel President, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, NASA astronaut and Class of ’89 alumnus, Col. Randy Bresnik, and the Regimental Commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, George “Dillon” Graham. Bresnik’s presentation will include an opportunity for attendees to ask him questions about recently commanding the International Space Station. The luncheon will be followed by a coffee and dessert meet and greet and photo opportunity with Rosa, Bresnik, and Graham.

Tickets can be purchased through The Post and Courier for $50 per person on their website, by calling (843) 958-7395, or by emailing sdaily@postandcourier.com.

The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics honors top performers

5:30 p.m.
March 22
Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard
Open to the public; ticket required

The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics hosts the 11th Annual Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet on March 22 at the Charleston Marriott. The banquet honors the academic accomplishments of exceptional cadets and students, outstanding faculty and distinguished alumni.

Cadets and students honored at the banquet will include Cadet James L. Andrus, Jr.; Cadet G. Dillon Graham; and J. Judson Riser. Citadel alumni to be honored will include brothers David Swain and Christopher Swain, M.D.; Michael Johns, Ph.D.; and Maj. Gen. James Duckett. Citadel faculty to be honored include Isaac Metts, Ph.D., and Katherine Zanin, Ph.D.

Tickets to the banquet are $100 and can be purchased by emailing ssm@citadel.edu or by calling 843-953-5300. To view The Citadel’s news release on the banquet, please visit The Citadel Campus Newsroom.

Citadel Class of 1971 remembers second African-American graduate, Joseph Shine

8 – 9:15a.m. ; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Same program at two times)
March 23
Summerall Chapel
Free; open to public

A presentation in remembrance of Joseph Shine will take place on March 23 in Summerall Chapel. In 1967, Shine became the second African-American cadet to matriculate to The Citadel (after Charles Foster in 1966) and the only African-American member of the Class of 1971 South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

More than 50 years after his matriculation, The Citadel community will gather to reminisce about Shine and describe the perseverance and class unity it took for him to complete knob year to join the Long Gray Line with them.

Speakers at the event will include two of Shine’s Kilo Company classmates, Jim Lockridge and Tip Hargrove, as well as Larry Furguson, Ph.D., Class of 1973.

Recognition Day, March to Marion Square, “The Citadel Story,” and oath ceremony

March 24
Various times
Open to public

Recognition Day is a monumental event in the life of a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. For freshmen, known as knobs, it means the end of the highly regimented way of life that is The Citadel’s Four-Class System known as one of the most challenging military college training systems in the country. The day includes open barracks for visitors, a dress parade, rigorous physical training tests and other activities, which are crowned by one of the iconic sites of Charleston – the Recognition Day March to Marion Square.

Schedule highlights include:

  • 8–9:30 a.m. Open barracks with pipe band performances
  • 8 – 9:30 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion and Summerall Guards perform on Summerall Field
  • 10 a.m. Corps Day Jeep Review Parade and Palmetto Medals presentation on Summerall Field
  • 3 p.m. Freshmen depart for Marion Square from the campus gates
  • 3:20 p.m. “The Citadel Story” performed at Marion Square
  • 3:35 p.m. Marching cadets arrive for The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green

First, cadets depart from campus greeted by hundreds of people lining the streets to cheer them on. While they are marching, The Citadel Regimental Band will perform “The Citadel Story” for the audience at Marion Square. The story includes music, a reading, and cadets wearing recently restored period uniforms from every war in which Citadel men and women have fought, beginning with the Mexican-American War.

When the freshmen arrive, they will attend “The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green.” The oath marks their transition to officially becoming members of the Corps. The green at Marion Square was the original parade ground for the college, in 1842, next to the college’s original structure that is now the Embassy Suites.

The march follows three weeks of transition to recognition training during which the freshmen take classes examining student ethics and leadership skills and the honor code. They also undergo inspections and drills training.

View an interactive timeline exploring The Citadel’s 175 years here

The Citadel’s yearlong commemoration of the 175-anniversary celebration launched in the fall of 2017 with the unveiling of the winning poster from an anniversary design contest at the first home football game of the season.

Original Citadel Campus 1842

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