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Citadel News Service
22 Feb 2008

MacArthur, Cincinnati awards presented

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, presented the prestigious Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation and Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina awards during the Feb. 22 military dress parade.

Cadet Lt. Col. William Morris Coleman of Greenville, S.C., received the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation.

The Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation presents its annual award to outstanding cadets of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States. Cadets are recognized for excelling in athletics, academics and leadership in the Corps of Cadets and excelling by the standards set by the AMCSUS. It is among the college’s most prestigious annual awards presentations.

A civil engineering major, Coleman is commander of Second Battalion. A graduate of Mauldin High School, Coleman is the recipient of a four-year Naval ROTC scholarship, The Citadel Foundation Scholarship and Life Scholarship. While at The Citadel, Coleman has been consistently recognized for academic achievement on the Dean’s List and Gold Stars. He is the recipient of the Benjamin W. Sammis Engineering Award, the Military Order of World Wars Award and the American Legion Military Award for Excellence.

Coleman is scheduled to graduate in May 2008. He will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps upon his graduation. He is the son of Beverly Ashmore of Greenville and M. Dale Coleman of Simpsonville. 

Cadet Col. Chase Henderson Mohler of Beaufort, S.C., is the 2008 recipient of Medal of the Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina Award.

The award is given annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the combined qualities of a good soldier and a good citizen – characteristics of the patriots who fought to obtain America’s freedom and which the Society pledges to perpetuate. These citizen-soldier characteristics are modeled after Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer who became a successful general, and charter members of the Society of the Cincinnati, include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette.

Mohler is the regimental commander, the top ranking cadet who oversees the 2,000-member South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Majoring in Political Science – American Government, Mohler is a Citadel Scholar, is active in intramural sports and has consistently been honored for outstanding academic achievement while a cadet.

Mohler is scheduled to graduate in May 2008. He is the son of Dr. Christopher and Janine Mohler of Beaufort.

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