WWII – The Citadel Memorial Europe

JAMES LAWRENCE MANNING, ’42

Born December 3, 1921 to Minnie Holland and Lawrence Albert Manning, Jr. in Latta,

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GRIFFETH HARRISON FORT, Class of 1945

Born December 3, 1921 to Edwin Hubert and Martha Azalea Thompson Fort in Rogersville,

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The Citadel’s Gold Star Banner in Summerall Chapel

Today is Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day. On June 23, 1936, a joint

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JAMES GOODLETT THORNTON, JR., ’40

On D-Day, Captain Thornton should have been on Omaha beach commanding a company of

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Roland Louis Luerich, Jr., ’42

Born on December 16, 1916, in Milford, PA, and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, Roland

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Fielding Jessup Nelson, Class of 1946

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 28, 1924, to Blanche J. Nelson and Carl

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Bruce Curtis Robbins, ’43

Born on April 9, 1923, in Sulphur Springs township, Rutherford County, N.C., to Nevada

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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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Melvin Charles Helfers, ’37

By Col. Jared Kline, ’80, USA (Ret.) It is 23 September, and I have

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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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Charles Alister Witsell, Jr., Class of 1946

Born on April 21, 1924, in Colleton County, South Carolina, to Pauline and Charles

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Joseph Altomari, Class of 1945

Born in 1923 to Maria and Pasquala Altomari, Joseph grew up at 60-12 68th

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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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Thomas Edwin Campbell, Jr., Class of 1946

Born on May 12, 1924, in Florence, Alabama, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas “Ed” Continue Reading →

Perry Moses Phelps, ’29

Perry M. Phelps was born in North Carolina to Rosalie Virginia Moses and Aaron

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Edwin Browning Moore, Class of 1944

E.B. Moore was born on September 19, 1923 in Manila, Philippine Islands. His father,

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Thomas Franklin Woodhead, Class of 1946

Thomas Franklin Woodhead was born on November 20, 1924 to Gertrude Easterly Woodhead and

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Mysterieuze verbintenis maakt een Nederlandse Citadel-Cadet trots tijdens de Amerikaanse Veteransday en ver daarna

The Citadel Newsroom, November 11, 2016. Read the English version: Uncanny connection brings pride

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Waverly Owen Skidmore, Class of 1946

Owen Skidmore was born on September 24, 1923, to Mattie Owen and Lloyd J. Skidmore

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William Gadsen Daniels, ’42

Born on August 27, 1920, to Susan M. Daniels and George B. Daniels, William

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Martin Frederick Schnibben, Jr., ’43

Born on February 4, 1922, to Mrs. Leah Martha Stooks Schnibben and Mr. Martin

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Thomas Hutson Martin, Jr., Class of 1940

This biography was written by a West Point classmate (Class of 1943) and published

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William Beattie Bendure, Class of 1946

Born on February 25, 1925, William Bendure, of Mahoning County, Ohio, graduated from Stauton

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Vestal Malone, Class of 1945

On August 9, 1924, Vestal Malone was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba to Mrs. Claire

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Marion Stuckey, Class of 1945

Born Buddy Marion Skinner on September 12, 1924 in South Carolina, Marion was the

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John Evans James, Jr., Class of 1944

Born on September 5, 1923 to Mr. Jack E. James and Mrs. Myrtle Allen

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Archelaus Augustus Drake, III, Class of 1945

Born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1923 to Mrs. Mary Blackmar Drake and Mr.

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The class where 34 seats remained empty.

Originally written and published in the regional Dutch newspaper, Dagblad de Continue Reading →

Joseph Gibbs Ferrel, Class of 1946

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

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ABMCeducation.org is live!

Washington D.C. – National History Day (NHD), the American Battle Monuments Commission Continue Reading →

Joseph Barre Traywick, Class of 1931

Born on August 31, 1910, to Mrs. Janie Crute Traywick and Dr. A.P. Traywick,

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William Cleveland Whitley, ’43

Born on November 5, 1921, to Virgnia and William C. Whitley, Sr., William Junior

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Burt Williams Andrews, Jr., ’42

Burt W. Andrews, Jr., was born on March 16, 1921 in Baltimore, Maryland and

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Robert Alexander Bates, Class of 1945

Robert Bates was a native of Park Ridge, Illinois, born on September 9, 1923

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Richard Brady Knapp, ’39

Born in the State of Missouri on February 11, 1918 to Mrs. Ethel M.

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Joseph Andrews, ’40

Born on July 23, 1918 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to Mr. and Mrs. Burt

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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I wear the ring

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

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