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Citadel News Service
15 July 2005

Former Citadel Chaplain Sidney Crumpton dies

Sidney Randolph Crumpton died on July 14 at the age of 96. He was a retired Army colonel and served as chaplain to the Corps of Cadets from 1962 until his retirement in 1977.

Crumpton was a graduate of Wofford University, Duke University Divinity School and the U.S. Army Chaplain School at Harvard University.

In 1942, he entered the Army Chaplaincy and served as chaplain for the late General George S. Patton, Jr. Crumpton also served as chaplain to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and baptized one of Eisenhower's grandchildren.

An honorary life member of The Citadel Alumni Association, Crumpton recveived the Palmetto Medal and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stuhr's Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. in Summerall Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by one daughter, Catherine C. Griswell of Lawrenceville, Ga., and two grandchildren.