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Citadel News Service
18 Mar 2008

James Rigney’s life and work to become permanent library exhibit

The Citadel and its Daniel Library will honor the late James Oliver Rigney, Jr., Class of 1974.

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A permanent exhibition of photographs, artifacts, and mementos of Rigney’s his life and career will be unveiled in the library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. There also will be a panel discussion on Rigney’s work as a fiction and fantasy writer.

Rigney was born in Charleston 1948. He graduated from The Citadel in 1974 after having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with “V”, and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry with Palm.

Rigney, who wrote under the pseudonym of Robert Jordan, authored scores of novels, which have sold more than 10 million copies. His “Wheel of Time” series is perhaps his most famous set of novels.

A reception will be held after the exhibit unveiling. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843.953.7691.

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