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About the list of Citadel fallen Print E-mail

Taps: Remembering the fallen
Citadel war deaths are listed on the linked pages below. Each list is categorized by the name of the military engagement (war), the class year of the fallen soldier, their name, and their date of death (if available). Citadel alumni have died in all of the following military engagements:

  • Mexican War
  • War Between The States
  • Indian Wars
  • World War I
  • U.S. Expeditionary Force/Central America, 1916-1933
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War
  • Lebanon, Grenada, Persian Gulf War
  • War on Terrorism
 
Mexican War Print E-mail

 

The US Government formed the Palmetto Regiment to engage in hostilities that arose with the Mexican government.
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War Between The States Print E-mail

 

 

There were 224 living Citadel graduates when South Carolina announced it was seceding from the Union and 209 served in the confederate armed forces during the period referred to as The War Between the States (1861-1865). Of the 15 who did not serve 5 were ministers of the gospel, 2 were physicians, 2 civilian engineers for the confederate government, 1 railway official, 3 resided in California and one was studying in Germany.
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Indian Wars Print E-mail

Numerous Citadel Alumni traveled West to settle before and after The War Between The States.

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World War I Print E-mail

 

During World War I, 316 Citadel graduates and an undetermined number of alumni served in Europe.
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U.S. Expeditionary Force/Central America, 1916-1933 Print E-mail

The US Government dispatched a small force of marines to stabilize certain governments and maintain order in countries such as Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Three Citadel alumni are known to have lost their lives in battle while supporting those elected governments.

 

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World War II Print E-mail

 

During World War II, among the nation's colleges and universities, The Citadel had the distinction of providing to the armed forces the highest percentage of its students to enter military service with the single exception of the national service academies.
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Korean War Print E-mail

 

 

Several thousand Citadel alumni were on duty when the Korean War broke out.
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Vietnam War Print E-mail

 

Captain Terry Cordell was the first American officer to fall in Vietnam, and 58,000 American servicemen followed him, to include 76 known Citadel alumni. Four of our alumni earned the Distinguished Service Cross and 1 earned the Navy Cross--------all for "extraordinary heroism".  Most of the list below are graduates, all of whom died on or near the field of battle as a result of hostile action, wounds, or illness in the battle zone.  Alumni are constantly being researched and listed as we discover their names. If you have additional information on those Citadel alumni who may have met the same fate as those listed below, please provide all information so their sacrifice is recognized. 

 

When visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, the panel and row (listed below) may be used to locate the name of that particular Citadel alumnus.

 

Credits to Mike Stannard, '65 for his research on this page.

 

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Lebanon, Grenada, Persian Gulf War Print E-mail

One Citadel alumnus died in each of these conflicts: Lebanon, Grenada, and the Persian Gulf War.

 

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War on Terrorism Print E-mail

Throughout The Citadel's history, the military college has produced scores of graduates who have selflessly served their country, often giving their lives, to protect our freedom and the freedom of our allies. As we fight the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and other regions, we are proud to recognize our cadets and graduates who are continuing that tradition.

 

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ClassRank, Name, UnitBattleDeath Date
1985Click here to view a larger version.LTC Chad Buehring (USA)KIA, Baghdad, IraqOctober 26, 2003
1985Click here to view a larger version.MSG Robert V. Derenda (USA)KIA, IraqAugust 5, 2005
1987Click here to view a larger version.Officer Arsenio Domingo Jr. (CPD)KIA, Over IraqJanuary 7, 2006
1989Click here to view a larger version.CPT Patrick McKenna (USA)KIA, Over northern IraqApril 14, 1994
1993Click here to view a larger version.CPT Christopher Kenny (USA)KIA, Baghdad, IraqMay 3, 2004
1996Click here to view a larger version.CPT Benjamin Sammis (USMC)KIA, Over central IraqApril 5, 2003
1997Click here to view a larger version.CPT Daniel W. Eggers (USA)KIA, AfghanistanMay 29, 2004
1997Click here to view a larger version.MAJ Brian Michael Mescall (USA)KIA, Jaldak, AfghanistanJanuary 9, 2009
1998Click here to view a larger version.LTJG Peter Ober (USN)KIA, In air crash returning from combatJuly 16, 2003
2001Click here to view a larger version.1LT Shane Childers (USMC)KIA, Ramallah Oil Fields, IraqMarch 21, 2003
2001Click here to view a larger version.1LT Dan Thomas Malcom (USMC)KIA, Fallujah, IraqNovember 10, 2004
2004Click here to view a larger version.1LT Almar Fitzgerald (USMC)KIA, IraqFebruary 21, 2006
2004Click here to view a larger version.Capt Warren A. Frank (USMC)KIA, Biaj, IraqNovember 25, 2008
2004Click here to view a larger version.Capt Ryan Hall (USAF)KIA, Killed during combat op in AfghanistanFebruary 18, 2012
2004Click here to view a larger version.1/Lt Ryan Rawl (SC Army National Guard)KIA, Khost, Afghanistan20 June 2012
2005Click here to view a larger version.1LT Joshua Booth (USMC)KIA, IraqOctober 17, 2006
2005Click here to view a larger version.LCPL Timothy Creager (USMC)KIA, IraqJuly 1, 2004
2005Click here to view a larger version.LT. Sean Snyder (USN)January 8, 2014
2007Click here to view a larger version.SGT Aaron X. Wittman (USA)KIA, Nangarhar Province, AfghanistanJanuary 10, 2013
2009Click here to view a larger version.LCPL Jonathan A. Taylor (USMC)KIA, Helmand province of AfghanistanDecember 1, 2009

 

 
All fallen alumni Print E-mail

 

All fallen Citadel alumni are listed on this page.
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Abbreviations Print E-mail

This page summarizes some of the abbreviations used in the list of fallen alumni, including cemetery codes (for World War II), and other miscellaneous abbreviations (for World War II).

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