U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]
Clemson University will pay tribute to service members, veterans and the Armed Forces when the Tiger men’s basketball team plays host to the Virginia Tech Hokies Sunday.
Any time retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon steps onto the Clemson University campus, all eyes turn to him. On Military Appreciation Day at the school, the dapper 98-year-old World War II veteran sat amid a crowd of news media and admirers at the foot of the Memorial Stadium flagpole, which was being permanently dedicated to him.
Clemson University celebrates Military Appreciation Day on Saturday as the Clemson football team plays host to The Citadel at noon. The university has a full slate of activities planned throughout the day in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the event. The game features the school’s first-ever Purple Out as fans are encouraged to wear purple in support of the military.