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 envisioned and provided funding for the construction and maintenance of a memorial to honor these fallen heroes.
How are names listed on The Citadel War Memorial?
Names are listed last name, first name, middle name by date of death within each specific conflict.
Whose names are 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 are and will be recognized. You may find additional information on the naming criteria page.
Will names be added to The Citadel War Memorial in the future?
If 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.
When did The Citadel War Memorial open to the public?
Dedication of The Citadel War Memorial took 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 is now open to the public.
Who designed The Citadel War Memorial?
Citadel Resident Architect, John E. Gardner, a Vietnam veteran, was the lead designer of the project. While serving in Vietnam, John was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal. Mr. Gardner has since retired from The Citadel.
Where is The Citadel War Memorial 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 offers a solemn gathering place for students, alumni, and visitors to honor and pay respect to Citadel lives sacrificed. You may view the location of The Citadel War Memorial in The Citadel’s virtual tour.
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.