Elizabeth “Libby” Steadman didn’t set out to break new ground for women, serve her country in two wars or be enshrined in a museum in Washington, D.C., but most people who lead extraordinary lives don’t plan to do so. Making a significant impact often comes naturally.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
U.S. Army Capt. William Cline was a lot of things: husband, father, proud Clemson Tiger, war hero and - thankfully for future generations of Clemson students and researchers — a meticulous cataloger and avid photographer.
Clemson University will celebrate its rich heritage in the armed forces by hosting Military Appreciation Week from Monday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 2. Each day will feature at least one program or event designed to support, recognize or advocate for Clemson’s military community, culminating with the annual Military Appreciation Day football game on Saturday.
Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor Memorial occupies a highly visible plot of ground directly across the street from Memorial Stadium. The memorial is in the form of a barrow ringed with stones upon which are engraved the names of 493 alumni who died on active military service. While the memorial stands as a steady, silent tribute to these heroes, its companion, a comprehensive website, has recently undergone a major renovation.
David Lyle donates his time, as well as his resources, to honor Clemson University students – past and present – who also felt called to serve their country.
Clemson University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units will hold a joint ceremony to commission 16 second lieutenants at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Tillman Hall Auditorium. Six students will receive commissions into the U.S. Army and 10 will receive commissions into the U.S. Air Force.
Education at Clemson did not come easy for Major David W.E. Black.
Three remarkable men, representing three hellish wars that have become cornerstones of American history, shared a stage at Clemson University Thursday, Oct. 4. It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at the university that was founded in 1889 as an all-male military college and, according to current president Jim Clements, still prides the military leaders forged in its Reserve Officers’ Training Corps programs and their extraordinary deeds in service to the nation above all else that it does.
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.
Clemson University will hold a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on September 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in Tillman Hall’s Memorial Auditorium. The event is being coordinated by the student organization Tiger Platoon, which promotes awareness of Clemson’s rich military heritage.
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.