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  • 31 Mar 2016 10:41 | Anonymous

    Citadel Events Management operates the Beach Club . There are three different memberships though which make an alumnus eligible to use the beach club outside of private rentals  (http://www.citadel.edu/root/beachclub-access-parking):

    • 1.      Citadel Brigadier Foundation: Bulldog, President, General, Chairman & Executive Levels
    • 2.      Citadel Foundation: Sword & Shako Circle, Palmetto Regiment, Dean's List, Gold Stars & Esprit de Corps
    • 3.      Citadel Alumni Association: CAA Lifetime Member


  • 20 Mar 2016 17:37 | Anonymous

    1st Lt. Ryan Rawl LEXINGTON - 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl, age 30, was killed in active military duty on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, while serving in the South Carolina Army National Guard in Afghanistan. He was a first lieutenant in the 133rd MP Co. out of Timmonsville SC. Rawl is survived by wife, Katherine (Belknap) Rawl; daughter, Callie (age 4); son, Caleb (age 2); parents, Stanley and Diane Rawl; brother, Stan Rawl (Lyndsey); nephew, Hunter (age 4); niece, Hadley (age 1); and grandmothers, Eleanor Rawl and Bobbie Davis. He was predeceased by grandfathers, Andrew Lee Rawl and Bobby Leo Davis; and an aunt, Sherry Rawl. He graduated from Lexington High School in 2000. While there, Rawl was a member of the wrestling and football teams. He was also chosen to be sent as a representative to SC Boy's State. Upon graduation, he entered The Citadel as part of F-Troop Company. While attending The Citadel, he received the Mark Clark Award for his outstanding service on the Honor Court. He also enjoyed leading underclassmen in bible study. His major was Criminal Justice. After graduation from The Citadel, Rawl began work with the Richland County Sheriff Department as a deputy. During his time there he was awarded deputy of the quarter and deputy of the year for his region. His last assignment with the department was as a school resource officer at Crayton Middle School. In 2006, Ryan joined the SC National Guard. He was a member of Palmetto Military Academy class #59. The first unit he was assigned to was the 132nd MP Co. out of West Columbia. For a short time he served out of the 131st MP Co. out of Beaufort. As a platoon leader, he loved being a leader and was proud of his troops and the work they were doing. He deployed with the 133rd MP Co. out of Timmonsville. His active duty deployment began September 11th, 2011. He received numerous decorations and honors to include the Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, The Combat Action Badge, The SC Medal of Valor and The SC Meritorious Service Medal. The family would like to thank the community for the huge outpouring of love and support and ask that you continue to pray for families of the others that were killed, those that were injured and his unit remaining in Afghanistan. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Ryan's name. The visitation will be held at Barr-Price Funeral Home in Lexington, SC on Friday, June 29th from 5 7 pm. The address is 609 Northwood Road, Lexington, SC 29072. The funeral service will be held at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington on Saturday, June 30th at 10 am. The address is 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington, SC 29072. The burial will follow at Mount Herman Baptist Church in Pelion, SC. The address is 1845 Cedar Creek Rd, Pelion, SC 29123. Online register at barr-price.com 803-356-4411

    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestate/obituary.aspx?pid=158258815#sthash.6BUSKp0f.dpuf

    http://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-1st-lt-ryan-d-rawl/6568235

    Army 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl

    Died June 20, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

    30, of Lexington, S.C.; assigned to 133rd Military Police Company, 51st Military Police Battalion, Florence, S.C.; died June 20 in Khost, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by small-arms fire and an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Sgt. John D. Meador II and Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew B. Thomas.

    S.C. Guard names soldiers killed in bomb attack

    By Susanne M. Schafer

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three South Carolina Army National Guard soldiers were killed and five wounded in an attack by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on June 20, officials say.

    Maj. Gen. Robert Livingston identified the three killed as 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl of Lexington, 30; Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Thomas of Easley, 30; and Spc. John Meador of Columbia, 36.

    Livingston, the state’s adjutant general, would not identify the five wounded.

    The guardsmen were serving with the 133rd Military Police Company, based in Timmonsville. The unit was activated last year and due to return home in August.

    “These men died serving their country and I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to their families, who are the unsung heroes of our war effort,” Livingston said in a statement. “These deaths are grim reminders that our military, to include our South Carolina National Guard, is still in active defense of our country. We are privileged to have such heroes in our midst.”

    Livingston says the suicide bomber attacked the soldiers in the city of Khost, about 90 miles southeast of Kabul. The attack claimed 21 lives in all. The assailant detonated his explosives in the packed marketplace as he approached Afghan and U.S. soldiers at the traffic control point, said Baryalai Wakman, a spokesman for the Khost provincial government.

    Livingston said the deaths were the first connected to a South Carolina Guard unit in Afghanistan since October 2010, when Staff Sgt. Willie Harley of Aiken and Sgt. Luther Rabon Jr. of Lexington died in Paktika province when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb.

    Rawl had served with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department since 2005, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.

    “Rawl was willing to stand up to protect and serve; it was with that same pride he did so in his military uniform. He was an example to men and women who wear the uniform everywhere,” Lott said in a statement.

    Rawl graduated from The Citadel and worked as a patrolman and later as a resource officer at Crayton Middle School in Columbia.

    Livingston said the mission of the South Carolina unit was to train members of the Afghan police.

    The unit deployed 170 soldiers to Afghanistan in November 2011.

    Livingston said 16 members of the South Carolina National Guard have died in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003.

  • 01 Feb 2016 00:27 | Anonymous

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    TWO. MORE. DAYS. Citadel Basketball's PACK THE MAC is just two days out, as the Bulldogs take on VMI at 1pm on Sat. January 30th at McAlister Field House! Coming off of a record crowd at Pack The Mac last season, limited $5 tickets are going fast at www.PACKTHEMAC.com. But do so quickly, this deal expires January 29th!

    Get yours today, and we'll see you on January 30th at McAlister Field House-- Go Bulldogs!
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  • 30 Sep 2015 00:56 | Anonymous

    Lost for more than 150 years, a precious artifact returns to The Citadel

     

    Charles Courtenay Tew was among the first 26 cadets to report to the Citadel Academy in 1843.  He became the Academy’s first honor graduate in 1846 and the first president of the Academy’s Alumni Association in 1852.

     

    While serving as Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy in Columbia (made auxiliary to the Citadel in 1845), Tew was given a sword by the cadets.  The scabbard of the sword bears a plate engraved “The Cadets of the Arsenal Academy /To Captain C.C. Tew/November 25th 1858.” The collar of the scabbard bears a second inscription: “Captured at Antietam September 17, 1862.”  This is the date Colonel Tew was mortally wounded and the sword, taken from him by a Northern soldier, was lost to history.

     

    On September 17, 2015, 153 years later, the sword will return to The Citadel, courtesy of the 33 Signal Regiment Foundation of Ottawa, Canada.  Please plan to attend a special program on Thursday evening, September 17 at 6:30 in the Daniel Library to hear the story of the sword.  The official transfer of the sword from the 33 Signal Regiment to The Citadel will occur on the parade ground on Friday, September 18, just moments before parade.  More details on these events will be announced shortly.

     

    On September 16, 2015, a special event will be held at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Maryland at 1:00 pm.  For more information contact LTC David S. Goble, Director of Daniel Library at dgoble@citadel.edu/843-953-1267   

     

     

     

     


  • 20 Feb 2015 10:15 | Anonymous

    #Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team "Battle of Charleston Harbor"

    Charleston River Dog Stadium 
    Free Admission and Free Parking

    WELCOME!

    Charleston, SC is looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting game. On March 21, 2015 the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will be in Charleston, SC for a game against the Citadel Baseball Alumni from the 1990 College World Series Team at the River Dogs Stadium. WWAST is a nationally recognized team comprised of amputee active duty military personnel and veterans. This team of all-stars will battle it out in a softball tournament at the Charleston River Dogs Stadium, "Battle of Charleston Harbor". 

    The event is free and open to the public, but we expect seating will be at a premium! We will have reserved seating for veterans and their families. Donations and proceeds from this event will be help support the WWASTLimbs Without Limits
    Carolina Children’s Charity, and The Charleston Miracle League.

    Join us as we celebrate the resilience of these heroes!

  • 09 Feb 2015 07:47 | Tom Churchill
    The Charleston Citadel Club Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who came out last night to our Annual Oyster Roast. 










    We had an absolute blast and hope you did too. From the fellowship of all the Citadel grads and supporters to the awesome food to hearing the Commandant, Captain Geno Paluso ’89 speak – it was an all around fantastic time. If you were unable to come, don’t worry we have lots more great events planned for the year. 

                      


  • 22 Jan 2015 11:17 | Anonymous
    BULLDOG CHALLENGE; Saturday, 28 February
    As some of you may be familiar with, the Naval ROTC Unit hosts an annual fundraiser designed to create funds for scholarships. The Bulldog Challenge (BDC) is a 10 k (6.2 mile), team-oriented race throughout The Citadel campus and surrounding Charleston area. Included within the race are various obstacles and challenges to include: portions of the Marine Corps combat fitness test (CFT), Marine corps obstacle course, a simulated casualty evacuation using stretchers, and maneuvering through the marsh. These individual events are designed to test your mental toughness, ability to work within your team, and your physical endurance.
    Teams are composed of FOUR individuals. Creative costumes are highly encouraged.
    We are offering CADET DISCOUNTS this year, with a price $140.00 per team ($35.00 per individual). Register as a team of four BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST in order to be eligible for the discount. Without the discount, it is $200.00 per team, $50.00 per individual.
    Sign up at http://www.active.com/…/the-19th-annual-bulldog-challenge-2…
    This year, members of the Marine Contingent WILL NOT be participating in the event, they will be needed to run the event.
    Again, the event is the morning of Saturday February 28, an open weekend.
    https://www.facebook.com/CitadelBulldogChallenge
    http://www.citadel.edu/root/bulldog-challenge
    Please contact myself or Cadet Young of November Company if you have any questions.
    Cadet Young:
    byoung7@citadel.edu
    --
    Very Respectfully,
    Cadet Second Lieutenant Ray Horning
    Bravo Company, The Citadel
    rhorning@citadel.edu
    (770)335-2112 (c)


    http://www.active.com/charleston-sc/running/distance-running-races/the-19th-annual-bulldog-challenge-2015 

  • 19 Jan 2015 18:50 | Anonymous

     

    The Citadel Club of Charleston is 100% Reorganized and Relaunched! New website and new Features. CitadelClub.org
    Oyster Roast February 6th, Citadel Boat House 7pm-11pm Oysters, Beer, Wine, Chili, Hot Dogs, Brats & the fixin's 

    Register Here!

    The Citadel Club of Charleston

    The Citadel Club of Charleston is a great place to meet local people that have a connection to The Citadel and want to participate in events that help the local community and bring The Citadel Community closer together!

    The Club has over 30 events scheduled in 2015,
    a Full Featured Website & State of the Art Functions!

    We've added events & lowered dues
     to only $40 per year!

    The Club is proud to announce our Relaunch! Our great slate of energized Officers and a Fantastic Board of Directors have really worked hard these last several weeks to get the entire Club reorganized and setup for a hugely successful year in 2015!

    Bring your Wives, Friends, Girlfriends and Co-Workers! Everyone is welcome at all Club events! The Citadel Club of Charleston is open to everyone and we're here to serve the community.

    Who Joins the Club?

    ANYONE can join The Citadel Club of Charleston, being an Alumni is not Required! The only requirement is that you have a positive connection to The Citadel and are interested in being active in the community through both Social and Charitable events.

    The website, CitadelClub.org, is now fully functional is up to the minute information about the Club's Events and articles about The Citadel and issues that are important to our Community. 

    You can Join the Club and Register for our Events online and use your Credit Card through our Secure Portal.
    Also, we've added events and lowered dues to only $40 per year!

     

    Upcoming Events

    Please check out our upcoming events here!

    Oyster Roast

    February 6th at the Citadel Boat House 

    Register Here!

    Over 30 Events scheduled in 2015

    Oyster Roast  February 6th at the Citadel Boat House

    Monthly Breakfasts

    Happy Hours

    Interesting Speakers

    Family Friendly

    PreKnob Dinner

    Shrimp & Beer

    Networking

     

    Tired of your old, 'static' Club?

    We have monthly Happy Hours that move around the Charleston Area and monthly Breakfasts at the Alumni Center along with Big Quarterly Events! The Club is very active in the community and we support several local charities through both volunteering and donations.

     

     

     

    What is The Citadel Club of Charleston?

    The mission of the Citadel Club of Charleston is to provide a social atmosphere in which alumni and supporters can meet while raising private support for various needs of the college. We also strive to create a strong networking community in which our members can benefit from each other. We hope you will consider joining the Club, and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

     

     

     

    What We Do

    We have over 30 events each year located all over the Charleston Area, we work with local charities, we hold great family friendly events like our Annual Muster, Oyster and Shrimp Parties and our Annual PreKnob Dinner, along with our Monthly Happy Hours that provide a great chance to get together with like minded local people.

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  • 13 Jan 2015 09:27 | Anonymous

    A Message from the CAA President

    DATE:            January 11, 2015

    TO:                 The Citadel Alumni Association Membership

    FROM:           Scott Tucker, President, The Citadel Alumni Association

    RE:                  Combat Ring

     

    The issue of the “Combat Ring” has resulted in a major uproar, within the membership. Regrettably, much of the information out there is just wrong. I would like to set forth the facts on that ring and advise all of you as to the action already planned by your Executive and Ring Committees to insure the integrity of “The Ring”.

    First, the action taken by the Board to approve this was in response to requests for a “combat ring”. The service academies and VMI provide this service to their graduates on the basis of individual requests. The combat ring was intended to be available to our graduates in service to our country. Many of these individuals do not want to risk losing their “Citadel Rings” in faraway lands. It was seen as a service to those brave graduates willing to risk the ultimate sacrifice for our county. However, you do not have to be in the military to request the combat ring. It is of course available to all who would request it and are qualified.

    There are two primary qualifications to be eligible for this combat ring. First, you must be qualified to wear “The Citadel Ring” and second, you must own one. There is no program to push this service but only to offer it upon request. To date, we have sold a total of “0”  combat rings.

    Actions to address your concerns have already been put in motion. The Ring Committee is already set to meet this week. Their report will be advanced to the Executive Committee and then both committees will report to the Board of Directors at the meeting set for 10:00 Saturday morning, January 31st.  Until this issue is resolved, the President has immediately suspended the sale of these rings and any requests will be put on hold. Currently, there are none.

    You are strongly encouraged to contact your District Director and make your wishes known to him or her.

    GO DOGS!

  • 11 Jan 2015 18:02 | Anonymous

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