CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University students Katie and Wilson Hawkins have heard tales about their great, great uncle Otis Morgan and his heroics during some of most hellish events of WWII their whole lives. This week, they got to meet a man who owes his life to their legendary ancestor. As the story goes: Morgan […]
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 […]
This former scenic artist and father of two children entered the Army at age 40 and emerged an award-winning photojournalist.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Beverly N. (Ben) Skardon, 97, survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University, will walk 8.5 miles in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico March 22. This will be the eighth time Skardon has participated in the event.
Nov. 11, marks Veteran’s Day 2014, a day when our nation takes the time to thank living veterans for their service. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Clemson University’s faculty and staff have taken the time to reflect on their past military experiences and present circumstances as Clemson Tigers.