Citadel Men – The Citadel Memorial Europe

The story of ‘The Class that Never Was’ now in four languages across Europe

This article was originally published by The Citadel Newsroom on November 6, 2014. CHARLESTON,

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Dutch Veterans Honor Citadel Men at Normandy

Remembering those who gave all on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Dutch veterans pay

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LIFE AT THE CITADEL

Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, May 31, 1942, p.43 This is another in a

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Joseph Gibbs Ferrel, Class of 1946

Born on October 26, 1924, in Kern County, California to Linnie Rebecca Gibbs Ferrel

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More than a name in marble

Originally written and published in Dutch in the Limburg’s local newspaper on March Continue Reading →

Meer dan een naam in marmer

Originally written and published in Dutch in the local Limburg’s newspaper on March 26,

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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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James Guy Gilbert, Jr., Class of 1945

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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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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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

Published in August, 2012, this article originally appeared in “The Skinnie“, Continue Reading →

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 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, Class of 1944

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

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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, Class of 1946

Raleigh Batten was born on May 13, 1924, to Annabelle Schwartz and Daniel Marconi Continue Reading →

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

From The Spartanburg Herald, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Friday Morning, October 1, 1915, Page Continue Reading →

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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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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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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ANNOUNCEMENT: Major Milestone Reached

Today, The Citadel Memorial Europe is excited to announce that its website, launched April

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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

“Everyone gets a nickname.” That was the first, and seemingly, most important Continue Reading →

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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