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Citadel News Service
17 Mar 2007

2008 Summerall Guards to debut March 17

Sixty-one juniors have been selected to become members of the 2008 Summerall Guards at The Citadel.

The Summerall Guards is a silent precision drill platoon made up of first-class (seniors) cadets who go through a rigorous physical training and initiation process and are chosen for their physical stamina and drill proficiency. Membership is considered a high honor at the military college.

The platoon was created in 1932 and named for Gen. Charles P. Summerall, former chief o staff of the U.S. Army and president of The Citadel from 1931 until 1953.  Its purpose is to exemplify, through a unique series of movements based on the old German close order drill and performed to a silent count, the exactness and thoroughness with which The Citadel cadet is trained.

Members come from nearly every company in the Corps. The 2008 Summerall Guards made their official debut March 17 during Corps Day Weekend, the 164th birthday celebration of the founding of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, will continue their duties through their senior year next year.

Also on Saturday, the 2007 Guards presented the Clubb Award to Cadet Raymond Kuderka of Thornton, Pa. The award is presented to the member of the Summerall Guards voted by his peers as the most outstanding member. The award is named for Harold K. Clubb, Class of '68, who died in a plane crash in 1971.

The 2008 Summerall Guards by company are:

Mathew Gregory Stuhler 
Daniel Medina
Brian Neil Lander

Alexander Rae Gentile
Austin Thomas Booth
Michael Vaughn Mason

James Calvert Walk
James Thomas Callahan
Brandon George Skelly
Stephen James Waters
John Gilchrist Griffin

Steven Oliviera Reis
Joshua L. Allbritton
Stephen Thomas Kane

Christopher Brian McDade
Andrew James Meyer
James Arthur Maicke
Harold Acree Knupp

Steven Dion Dickerson
Joshua Zeljko Razumich
Christopher Elliott Brunner
John Paul Duggins

Ian Alexander Prudhomme

Thomas Edward Stelling
Benjamin Charles Norris

Stephen Clement Mattingly
Hunter Lott Lewis
Mark Anthony Bible

William Joseph Ramage
Alvin Dawson Lewis (2008 commander)
Wesley Thurman Wilson

John Walter Mack
Robert Darrell May
Jared Sullivan Newman
Daniel William Murphy
Casey John King

William Smith Webster
Justin Nicholas Kloc
Max Jenkins Crawford
Benjamin Maxwell Bartlett

Joseph Tinsley Ellenberger
Alexis James DeSeta
Michael Timothy Barnum

Jonathan Robert Montes
John Gilbert Bradley
Kevin James Kaczmarski
Leandro Jose Chamarro
Tyler Klein Rains

Colin Bradley Shropshire
William Haughton Ditto
Ellison Caldwell Livingston
Stephen Anthony Garcia

Christopher Russell O’Brien

Palmetto Battery
James David Horne
Michael Pinckney Horger
David Jonathan Hermann
Sidney Irwin Dudley
John Paul Gomen
Philip Andrew Shields
Jesse Roland Duffie
Joseph William Miller

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