Larry Gantt ’59 has enjoyed a successful life as a family man, a military man and business leader, so the 81-year-old Hartsville resident and his wife, Virginia, decided to give credit where credit is due. The proud Army veteran served in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division, followed by a stint with the 101st Airborne […]
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 – Five students from the College of Science took a U.S. Military Oath of Office followed by the Silver Dollar Salute during Clemson University’s Joint Commissioning Ceremony at Tillman Hall on Wednesday (May 9). Forty students in Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) were honored at the Joint Ceremony, […]
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission six second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Tillman Hall auditorium.
This Tiger, active in the U.S. Air Force, was adopted at 3 days old. He and his wife adopted their daughter to give her the same chance at happiness. Meet U.S. Air Force Maj. Brock Lusk.
A brotherhood like no other was on display Saturday as veterans who now are students at Clemson University visited their brothers- and sisters-in-arms at the Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson to deliver 220 hand-made care packages and, more importantly, share some time with those who fought before them.
What do you give a living legend for his 100th birthday? In the case of retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University: The party of the century, of course, along with awards and accolades presented by fellow service members and dignitaries.
Clemson University will celebrate the 100th birthday of alumnus and professor emeritus Col. Ben Skardon Friday, Aug. 11. Skardon reached one century of life July 14.
Two names will be added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor — the monument that recognizes Clemson alumni who died on active military service — in a Memorial Day ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 26 second lieutenants at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Tillman Hall auditorium. Fifteen students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army and 11 students will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.
The 75th anniversary of WWII's infamous Bataan Death March was commemorated by 7,200 participants who gathered in the wee morning hours for the 28th Bataan Memorial Death March, Sunday, March 19. Once again, retired Clemson University alumnus and professor emeritus Ben Skardon, 99 years young, was the oldest participant and the only survivor of the real Bataan Death March who walked in the event.
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.
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 14 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Tillman Hall auditorium.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. William Funchess watched from the other bank as Chinese soldiers approached the river, undressed, and swam across naked, holding weapons and clothes over their heads. Once they hit his side of the river, they shook the freezing water off their skin, dressed, and ran into the forest – one after the other after the other. Thousands of them. It was November 4, 1950. When Funchess radioed the brass back at headquarters to tell them what he had seen, they told him he was mistaken. There were no Chinese soldiers in North Korea. “The final instructions from battalion headquarters was - if Chinese soldiers are in Korea, they’re protecting hydroelectric plants. Under no conditions will you fire on a Chinese national,” said Funchess. “Before the day ended, I had been struck by machine gun fire, and I was a POW of the Chinese army.”
Clemson University will honor fallen soldiers at a Memorial Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Scroll of Honor Memorial.