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The Military College of South Carolina

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of The Citadel War Memorial?
How will names be listed on The Citadel War Memorial?
Whose names will be inscribed on The Citadel War Memorial?
How can I be sure a name is included in The Citadel War Memorial listing?
If I notice a name is missing from the list that I believe should be included, how do I submit the name for consideration?
Will names be added to The Citadel War Memorial in the future?

When will The Citadel War Memorial be open to the public?
Who designed The Citadel War Memorial?
What is the construction process for The Citadel War Memorial?
Where will The Citadel War Memorial be located?
Who is the author of The Citadel War Memorial narrative?
How can I help support The Citadel War Memorial?

 

 

What is the purpose of The Citadel War Memorial?
Citadel Alumni have served in every national conflict since the Mexican War, and to date many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. In recognition of its 50th reunion and in collaboration with The Citadel’s administration and The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Class of 1967 has envisioned and provided funding for the construction and maintenance of a memorial to honor these fallen heroes.

 

 

How will names be listed on The Citadel War Memorial?
Names will be listed last name, first name, middle name by date of death within each specific conflict.

 

 

Whose names will be inscribed on The Citadel War Memorial?
Any Citadel alumnus who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Forces, or with the armed forces of their native or adopted state during the period 1861-1865, or with the armed forces of their native or adopted country, has been killed, or who has died or may die of wounds received under any of the following circumstances will be recognized. You may find additional information on the naming criteria page.

 

 

How can I be sure a name is included in The Citadel War Memorial listing?
Criteria for name inclusion are listed on our website at http://www.citadel.edu/root/war-memorial-naming-criteria. The website has a dedicated page listing names of those meeting the naming criteria: http://www.citadel.edu/root/war-memorial-names-for-inclusion. If you have a question or comment regarding a specific name you may email your inquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

If I notice a name is missing from the list that I believe should be included, how do I submit the name for consideration?
You may send an email containing supporting documentation and the case for inclusion to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Will names be added to The Citadel War Memorial in the future?
IIf and when future national conflicts arise, Citadel alumni will, as they always have, answer the call to serve. The names of Citadel heroes who make the ultimate sacrifice will be inscribed on The Citadel War Memorial at the appropriate time.

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When will The Citadel War Memorial be open to the public?
Dedication of The Citadel War Memorial will take place during Homecoming, 2017, in coordination with the 175th Anniversary of The Citadel and the 50th reunion of the Class of 1967. The Citadel War Memorial will be open to the public after the dedication.

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Who designed The Citadel War Memorial?
Citadel Resident Architect, John E. Gardner, a Vietnam veteran, is the lead designer of the project. While serving in Vietnam, John was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.

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What is the construction process for The Citadel War Memorial?
As a state institution, The Citadel must operate under state procurement procedures to award a construction contract. Design services are currently underway and were funded through both donor contributions and gifts-in-kind from several engineering firms in the Charleston Area.

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Where will The Citadel War Memorial be located?
Fittingly situated in front of the Thomas D. Howie Memorial Bell Tower and Columbarium, and adjacent to Summerall Chapel and General Mark W. Clark’s gravesite, the Citadel War Memorial will offer a solemn gathering place for students, alumni, and visitors to honor and pay respect to Citadel lives sacrificed.

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Who is the author of The Citadel War Memorial narrative?
Acclaimed author John Warley, Citadel Class of 1967, volunteered his time and talent to tell The Citadel’s story woven around the various wars and the sacrifices that those wars necessitated.

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How can I help support The Citadel War Memorial?
. Contributions of any amount may be made to The Citadel War Memorial Fund. The fund enables donors to honor the memory of fallen classmates, family, and friends in a meaningful way, while supporting the greatest needs of the college. Currently, the designated unrestricted priorities of the college are The Citadel Fund, The Citadel LEAD Plan 2018 Fund, and the Athletics Enhancement Fund. Online donations may be made here: https://foundation.citadel.edu/warmemorial

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