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Citadel News Service
13 Nov 2012

Archives and Museum opens veterans exhibit

veteranshistorydisplayThe Archives and Museum has opened a new exhibit that honors Citadel veterans.

"We hope this display brings honor to those who have sacrificed so unselfishly for the freedoms that we enjoy in this great country of ours," said Dwight Walsh, Archives & Museum supervisor. "We also hope that it brings national pride to those who view it."

Some of those honored within the display are:

  • Lt. John H. David, Jr., Class of 1914, who was the first South Carolina officer killed in action during World War I.
  • Gen. Edwin A. Pollock, Class of 1921, who was a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and Korea
  • Capt. Tom Metsker, Class of 1961, whose actions in Vietnam are the subject of the movie "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young."
  • The pen used by Gen. Mark W. Clark, 11th president of The Citadel, to sign the military armistice agreement between the United Nations Command and the military commanders of the North Korean Army.
  • The pajamas, bowl, cup and spoon that belonged to Alfred Howard Agnew, a cadet from 1958 to 1960 and the last prisoner of war released from the Vietnam War.

The veterans' exhibit is on the first floor of the Daniel Library near the staircase and runs through Dec. 20.

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