“Duty is the sublimest word in the English language.” – Robert E. Lee


In fifteen American and two Commonwealth cemeteries in Europe and North Africa, 47 Citadel Men rest in peace, and another nine are memorialized on Tablets of the Missing. These men share a special bond – they were members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets while attending The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. Here, we honor and remember them.

Richard Louis Engel, ’44

Hailing from Roebling, New Jersey, a company town founded by the Roebling Family most

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JAMES GUY GILBERT, JR., ’45

James Gilbert, Jr., of Albemarle County, Virginia, entered The Citadel in the Fall of

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JOHN BERNARD MAYES, Class of 1940

Born on September 2, 1918, John B. Mayes entered The Citadel with the Class

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En annonçant le 70e anniversaire de la classe qui n’a jamais existé

Un  70e anniversaire souvenir du Memorial Day et  du jour J : extraits de

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THOMAS BROWN GAUTIER, JR., ’42

Thomas Brown Gautier, Jr., a native of Charleston, was born January 20, 1921.  He

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The Class That Never Was

This story was originally published in the Sandlapper, Autumn 2009. It is posted here in its

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They are my men, and I will bring them back!

The first step I took when I began researching the Citadel War Dead interred

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Lt. William Henson Killed in Action

WILLIAM ALVIN HENSON, II, Class of 1944 June 8, 1923 – September 28, 1944

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“America’s Band” in 2015: The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes Invited Back to Tattoo in Scotland to Represent the US

In 2015, The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes will proudly represent the United States

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REMEMBERING OUR WORLD WAR II CITADEL ALUMNI AT D DAY +70

by Steven V. Smith, ’84 – Chair, CAA History Committee This article originally appeared

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Presentazione del 70mo anniversario della Classe dei mai laureati

Un Giorno della Memoria e commemorazione del 70mo anniversario del D-Day: rari filmati dagli

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Joseph Carr Davis, Class of 1932

During the Fall of 2013, The Citadel Memorial Europe was able to find enough

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Aankondiging van het zeventigjarig jubileum van “De klas die nooit bestond”

Een herinnering vanwege Memorial Day en de zeventigste herdenking van D-Day: zeldzame filmbeelden uit

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POWs reunite after almost 70 years

This news article was originally published by the Opelika Observer on Thursday, 28 November, 2013.

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He Served: Henry Garlington, ’45

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The Citadel Man Who Became A Legend

By Rose Marie Godley, Citadel News Director This article originally appeared in Alumni News

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The 70th Anniversary of The Class that Never Was

A Memorial Day and D-Day 70th anniversary remembrance: Rare film footage from The Citadel

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I loved it because of you

By Clemson Turregano, ’83 MARGRATEN, Holland. Citadel friends and Army friends, I have to

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Honoring those who gave all

On Saturday, May 24, 2014, a Memorial Day ceremony was held at Ardennes American

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Honoring the Citadel Men at Manila American Cemetery

By Matt Lacina, ‘89 Last summer, my family and I visited the Philippines. Seeing and

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CASWELL MARBURY HIGGS, ’44

Caswell M. Higgs was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 15, 1921 to Mary Claire

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RALEIGH BLACKWELL BATTEN, ’46

Raleigh Batten was born on May 13, 1924, in South Carolina and grew up in Charleston.

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2013 blogging year-in-review

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of The Citadel Memorial Europe Foundation,

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WALTER RAYMOND ERNESS, ’41

Walter Raymond Erness, born June 7, 1917, graduated from The Citadel with a bachelor’s

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Citadel Men, Margraten Boys and a Debt of Honor

by Steven V. Smith, ’84 – Chair, CAA History Committee This article originally appeared

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No greater devotion to or love for our Alma Mater…

The Citadel’s Class of 1931 [1] “We, the members of the Junior class, are

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Citadel’s first WWI casualty member of Class of 1912

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A beautiful sad place…

By Maurice Heemels On Sunday May 26, 2013, the soldiers resting in the American

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Citadel Man in Hamburg’s Ohlsdorf Friedhof

Thanks to the dedicated research efforts of Steve Smith, ’84, it has come to

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Memories of Memorial Day at Margraten

This past Memorial Day was the most impressive I have experienced. Not because of

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“Sad Message Reaches Parents”

W.S. Covington, Jr. [Class of 1946] Missing In Action Sad Message That Prominent Young

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One Year of The Citadel Memorial Europe

WE REMEMBER… One year ago, I published I wear the ring and publicly announced the Continue Reading →

29th Mourns “Major of St. Lo”

By Hal Boyle With the 116th Infantry Regiment in France, July 23 – (delayed)

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A Face and Story with Every Name…

In my previous post, I lamented how I had not yet found a picture or

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Bulldog Gridiron Warrior Lost at Loos 1915

Yesterday, I was searching for articles about William Montague Nicholls, Class of 1912, the

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The Big, Red Flag

You may be scratching your head wondering about the red flag seen in several

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The Citadel “Brand of Brothers”

If you ever watched the HBO series Band of Brothers or read the Stephen

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FIRST CITADEL MAN LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE

The News and Courier Charleston, South Carolina March 13, 1918 [1] – Lieut. J.

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Second Citadel Man at Lorraine American Cemetery

In my previous post, I remarked that at Lorraine American Cemetery, the largest American

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Life Member of the Association of Citadel Men

The four years we spent in the Corps of Cadets in Charleston, South Carolina

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Legend of The Boo

I met Col. Bill DeMarco, USAF, ’88 last May at Cambridge American Cemetery, where,

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The Great War 1914 – 1918

1Lt. J.H. David, Jr., ’14 [2] Last week, in memoriam pages were created for

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Visit to Normandy – Agenda

Back to Part 1 – Prelude Normandy Trip 2012 Agenda I am sharing this

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Visit to Normandy – Prelude

NORMANDY. I can think of only a few places on this earth whose name

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Lt. Charles M. Thirlkeld ’44, 506th PIR, Easy Company

When I started this journey, I hoped that I could help put faces to

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Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in Belgium and The Netherlands – Part II

Back to Part I – Henri-Chapelle __________ “Oos Heim” Margraten Having made the trip

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Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in Belgium and The Netherlands – Part I

Finally, after many years of wanting to get to Margraten for Memorial Weekend, I

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The Major of St. Lô

“The development of character is at the heart of our development, not just as

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Citadel Men and Margraten Boys

Among the 8,301 American G.I.s interred in the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten there

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1LT Edwin “Benny” Newman ’39

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I wear the ring

For a Citadel graduate, the band of brotherhood formed and embedded in the course

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And so a journey begins…

I graduated from The Citadel May 13th, 1989, and, that same day, received a

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