Three to be inducted into Arland D. Williams Society
Three South Carolina men will be inducted this weekend into The Citadel's Arland D. Williams Society, which recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through community service.
D. Williams, Citadel Class of 1957, is the ultimate example of service
to others: he gave his life in the icy waters of the Potomac River in
1982 trying to save five fellow passengers aboard Air Florida 90 after
it crashed. The society was created in 2000 and since then nine people
have been inducted. Membership climbs to 12 with the 2003 inductees.
They will be honored at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 during the homecoming parade on Summerall Field. Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, president of The Citadel, and Citadel Alumni Association Executive Director Mike Rogers will make the presentations.
"These men represent the best qualities of a Citadel graduate and serve as an example for others to follow," Rogers said. "The Citadel and The Citadel Alumni Association are proud to induct them into the Arland D. Williams Society in honor of their dedication and hard work serving others."
About the Arland D. Williams Society 2003 inductees
Joseph D. Shine,
Frank E. Gibson
Retired Army Brig.
Gen. Joseph O. Lax Jr., '53