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Citadel News Service
18 Mar 2006

Members of 2007 Summerall Guards make debut during Corps Day

The 2007 Summerall Guards, the precision drill platoon at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, made their official debut March 18 during the 163rd birthday celebration of the founding of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Each spring, rising seniors are selected by the outgoing guards for their physical stamina and drill proficiency. Membership in the Summerall Guards* is considered a high honor at the college. The platoon's purpose is to exemplify, through a unique series of movements based on the old German close order drill and performed to a silent count, the exactness and thoroughness with which The Citadel cadet is trained.

The platoon is named for General Charles P. Summerall, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and president of The Citadel from 1931 until 1953.

Alabama
Tyler Jonathan Hughes, Florala
Austin Grey McLain, Huntsville
David Charles Sumlin, Fairhope

Connecticut
Lionel Frederic Grebert, Trumball
Christopher John DiNoto, Newtown

Florida
George Joseph Aubin, Tallahassee
Dustin Winship Henderson, Largo
John David Langer, Ocala
Angelo Thomas Medico, Coral Springs
Christopher Michael Morrow, Valrico

Georgia
Timothy Robert Bauler Jr., Statesboro
John McKenzie North, Alpharetta
Ryan Austin Quinn, Marietta
Brandon Todd Olson, Marietta
Patrick John Wheale, Augusta

Massachusettes
William Ripley Houpt, Sudbury
Patrick Michael McNamara, Plymouth

New Jersey
Michael Langdon Drozd, Hillsborough
Kevin J. MacDevette, Oradell

North Carolina
Curtis Tucker Knie, Fayetteville

Pennsylvania
Alan James Jersey, Pittsburgh
Raymond Anthony Kuderka, Thorton
Joshua Michael Smith, Spring Grove

South Carolina
Michael Sinclair Bolick, Florence
James Andrew Byars, Columbia
Jeffrey Adam Day, Greer
Ryan Clark Cummins, Beaufort
Joshua Mark Dockery, Rock Hill
Jonathan Thomas Dove, Darlington
Andrew Simonds Drury III, Charleston
Philip Andrew Ellis, Fountain Inn
Bryan James Allen Fox, Columbia
Shaun Allen Futch, Ninety Six
Jacob Timothy Hurley, Spartanburg
Joseph S. Hodges, Blair
Joseph Franklin Jordan III, Taylors
Eric Andrew Mattoon, Hilton Head Island
John Alexander McCune, Blythewood
Peter Hector McEachin, Florence
Les Michael Phillips, Summerville
Joshua Edwin Pozsik, Columbia
Taylor English Senter, Sumter
Curtis Lee Shelton, James Island
John Wallace Steadman, Columbia
Dwayne Anthony Steppe, Columbia
John David Teague III, Rock Hill
William Harry Temple, Murrells Inlet
Alexander L. Torr, Murrell's Inlet
Logan McCuen Vaughan, Easley
Matthew Burl Walters, Murrells Inlet

Tennessee
Joe Thomas Zoretic, Nashville

Texas
Adam Catarino Alcaraz, Houston
William Bo Kennedy, Sealy

Utah
Nicholas Michael Mengis, Salt Lake City

Virginia
Julian Lynch Parsons, Newport News
Michael C. Sadler, Front Royal
Robert Brandon Wilkins, Stuart

Washington
Cody Sandquist, Camas

*Note some members of the Summerall Guards did not authorize the college to release their names under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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