Memorial funds have been established at The Citadel to remember two graduates who died during military service in Iraq, The Citadel Foundation announced today.
Lt. Therrel Shane Childers graduated in 2001 from the Marine Enlisted
Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) with a French degree. He was assigned
to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, at Camp
Pendleton, Calif. His death March 21 is thought to be the first U.S. casualty
of the war in Iraq. A gift to the Childers fund will help a future MECEP
Stacey Sammis requests that in lieu of flowers, friends remember her husband by contributing to the memorial fund, which will help a future cadet who wants to become a Marine.
can be made to either "Sammis Memorial Fund" or the "Childers
Memorial Fund" online at www.citadel.edu/tcf
or mailed to The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston,
SC 29409. For more information, call 843-953-5297.