Ask nearly anyone associated with Clemson University, and they’ll tell you Military Appreciation Week is one of their favorite times of the year. The events that unfolded last week were certainly no exception. Paying tribute to the school’s well-documented heritage as a military institution, events were held throughout the week to honor those who have […]
For what is believed to be the first time, and very likely will be the last time, three living veterans who survived years of captivity in three of the modern world’s defining wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam – will share a stage and microphone in Clemson University’s Tillman Hall auditorium from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
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 […]
The Clemson University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is holding a Walk for Veterans at 11 a.m. Sunday to elevate awareness of the school's rich military heritage and raise funds for the new Clemson Student Veterans Association Scholarship.
Clemson University is celebrating Military Appreciation Week by hosting a series of events next week to recognize Clemson’s rich tradition of military excellence dating back to its founding as a military school and to honor the 10,000-plus Clemson men and women who have served in the armed forces.
As Clemson University pays tribute to military service men and women at the annual Military Appreciation Day football game Nov. 23, fans will be cheering for football player Daniel Rodriguez, perhaps Clemson’s most famous student veteran. But Rodriguez is only one of approximately 150 veterans currently enrolled in Clemson’s student body. Many of Clemson’s student […]
Clemson will celebrate Military Appreciation Day Nov. 23 with a new twist on an old tradition: Purple Out. The student-led initiative encourages fans to wear purple rather than the traditional orange to the Clemson-Citadel football game to represent the significance of the color purple to both the U.S. military and Clemson.