1997 graduate dies in Afghanistan
Army Capt. Daniel William Eggers, Class of '97, died May 29 in Afghanistan. He is the sixth Citadel graduate to die in the war on terror.
According to news accounts quoting his parents, Eggers, 28, was one of four soldiers killed when their Humvee entered a field of land mines in Zabul's mountainous Sorie district in southeastern Afghanistan.
to The Citadel in 1993. A member of Echo Company, he majored in civil
engineering before switching to history. He graduated in 1997 and was
commissioned as a second lieutenant infantry officer. He completed Special
Forces training in 2002 and was assigned to 1st Battalion 3rd Special
Forces Group as a detachment
While in college, Eggers served as a sophomore company clerk and company corporal. He participated in Ranger Challenge and Cordele Airborne Rangers and was the recipient of a four-year Army scholarship and a one-year Citadel Foundation scholarship. He also received the Department of the Army's Superior Cadet Medal.
Eggers joins five other Citadel graduates who have died in service to their country: