2012 Summerall Guards make debut before huge Corps Day crowd
The 2012 Summerall Guards made its debut during the 168th Corps Day celebration Saturday, March 19, 2011, at The Citadel.
Sixty-one rising seniors who have gone through a rigorous physical training and initiation process comprise the silent precision drill platoon. Members are chosen for their physical stamina and drill proficiency. Membership is considered a high honor by cadets at the military college.
During the exchange of rifles ceremony, the 2011 platoon presented the annual Clubb Award to Cadet Will Walker, Class of 2011, of Waynesville, N.C. The award is presented to the member of the Summerall Guards voted by his peers as its most outstanding member. The award is named for Harold K. Clubb, Class of '68, who died in a plane crash in 1971.
Also presented was the Anthony Griffin Sword, which is passed down from the current Summerall Guards commander to the new commander each year. Cadet Matthew Barry Moser of Camden, S.C., the commander of the 2012 Summerall Guards, received the sword during the rifle exchange.
Here are the members of the 2012 Summerall Guards:
Kent Gonzales, Weddington, N.C.
Brian Paul Cirillo, Fort Mill, S.C.
John Saxon Bethmann, Jacksonville, Fla.
Andrew Vail, Vienna, Va.
Brett Andrew Collins, Longwood, Fla.
Timothy James Fischer, Cincinnati, Ohio
James Thomas Beattie, Hartsville, S.C.
Frank Samuel Dioguardi, Massapequa, N.Y.
Ellison Capers Glenn, Pawleys Island, S.C.
Mark Austin Hood, Columbia, S.C.
Chad Michael Bonner, Tega Cay, S.C.
Ryan Schieber, Ivyland, Pa.
Charles Bellamy Aimar, Charleston, S.C.
Byron Doan, Charleston, S.C.
Anthony J. Koert, Stanhope, N.J.
Matthew Barry Moser, Camden, S.C., guard commander
Aaron Dumond, Buford, Ga.
Ian Robert Sher, Miami, Fla.
Daniel R. Taylor, Charlotte, N.C .
Alan M. Riley, Goose Creek, S.C.
Max Joseph Tresnak, Platte City, Mo.
James Neil Brabham, Greer, S.C.
Adam Patrick Shuster, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Thomas Kelly Starnes, Rock Hill, S.C.
Sutton Lee Ward, Sarasota, Fla.
Matthew Cason Collier, Greer, S.C., supply sergeant
Michael Joseph Tyo Fox, Rochester, N.Y.
Colt Marcyan, Lake Forest, Ill.
Graham Reeder, Denton, Texas
Edwin C. Stephens III, Mullins, S.C.
Lucas Christopher Wren, New Knoxville, Ohio
Ryan Emerson Orcutt, Loveland, Ohio
Colin Alexander Raden, Rockville, Md.
Samuel Colby Venuti, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Adam Christopher Lawrence, Walhalla, S.C.
Joel Anthony Pellicci, Columbia, S.C.
David Matthew Webb, Middletown, Del., front guide
Ryan Thomas Heavner, Hagerstown, Md.
Michael Ryan Brooks, Colorado Springs, Colo
Kyle Christopher Fry, Simpsonville, S.C.
James Joseph Hurton, Saunderstown, R.I.
Christopher S. Meindl, Wayland, Mass.
Skylar Martin Moran, Goose Creek, S.C.
William Kory Hood, Evans, Ga.
Bryan Michael Pompeii, Weddington, N.C.
William Robert Duin, Bellaire, Texas
Jeffrey H. Hill, Hendersonville, N.C.
Collin Christian Alexander, Simpsonville, S.C.
Thomas Cook, Lake City, S.C.
Ryan Trey Moseley, Villa Rica, Ga.
Nathaniel P. Woolsey, Ridgefield, Wash.
Nicholas S. Stilwell, Hoschton, Ga.
Corbin Andrew Aldridge, Manning, S.C.
Charles Lawrence Smith, Kirtland, Ohio
Christopher Troy Evans, Moncks Corner, S.C.
Ryan James Smith, Wadsworth, Ohio
Anthony Allen Rera, Cornwall, N.Y., rear guide
Devin Michael Hamilton, Chesapeake, Va.
Jorge Larranaga, Windermere, Fla.
Richard K. Owen, Kirtland, Ohio, first sergeant
Lewis Albert Wilson, Mission Viejo, Calif.