Citadel hosts fundraising dinner and movie screening
The Citadel Foundation will host a four-course fundraising dinner prepared by Charleston Place chefs and a movie screening of We Were Soldiers, starring Mel Gibson, at 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 24, at the Riviera Theater on King Street. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Metsker Leadership Education Fund. The cost is $161 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Joy Simpson at 843-953-4804 or email@example.com.
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway, writers of the book on which the movie was based, will attend.
On Nov. 14, 1965 in the Central Highlands
Capt. Tom Metsker was wounded in the Ia Drang Valley. A 1961 graduate of The Citadel, Metsker gave up his seat on a helicopter for another officer more wounded than he, when he was shot again and killed.
The Metsker Leadership Education Fund was established in Metskers memory to help The Citadel with leadership initiatives, including the Greater Issues Lecture Series and the Institute for Leadership and Ethics.