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The Citadel Alumni Association Contributes to Scholarships

The Citadel Alumni Association capped off a banner year of giving at its annual membership meeting. The Association will contribute $900,000 to support college operations, CAA legacy cadet and need-based scholarships, and enhance The Citadel’s Service to Country Tuition Scholarships and National Service Room and Board Scholarships for ROTC cadets.

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  • On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. 

While there were several teams tasked with calculating the final trajectory of the Apollo 13 capsule, the late Donald Small, '56, and his team made the closest projection of where the capsule would land in the Pacific Ocean.

The late E. Stokes Fishburne III, '57, working as a scientist for Grumman Aerospace Corporation, developed, with his partner, the algorithms for bringing the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.

Alumni also working on the moon landing or at NASA at that time were:

Bryan Respess, ’50
James Hiers, ’53
Albert Spears, ’54
Francis Casey, ’56
Robert Mann, ‘56
James Robertson, ’56
William Milligan, ’56
Gordon Knight, ’57
Richard Guerreri, ’59
James Raybourne, ’63
David Woods, ’64
  • April 12, 2024
  • Today is the 116th anniversary of the birth of MAJ Thomas Dry Howie, USA, The Citadel Class of 1929, The Major of St. Lô.
  • April 11, 2024: Today's view from the Alumni Office with Lake Hagood in the distance
  • April 11, 2019: First Lieutenant Herman L. Falk, Jr., USA, '50, was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery nearly 70 years after he went missing near Changboing-ni, Korea, in 1951 while serving with Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, on operations against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces.
  • April 10, 2024
  • The Citadel's Summerall Chapel was dedicated on April 10, 1938, as the Cadet Chapel. 

After General Summerall's retirement as president of The Citadel in June of 1953, the name was officially changed to the General Charles Pelot Summerall Chapel.
  • Today is National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. Please take a moment today to remember our alumni and all those who were held captive as prisoners of war.
  • The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Highlight

Lt Gen Ellie G. (Buck) Shuler, Jr., USAF, Ret., '59

General Shuler was commander of the Strategic Air Command's Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, responsible for Strategic Air Command operations in the eastern half of the United States, Europe and the Middle East, comprising about half of SAC's long-range force of manned bombers, tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. 

Shuler served as both a B-52 bomber pilot and an F-4C fighter pilot, flying a combat tour at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. During his career he commanded two squadrons, two bombardment wings, two air divisions and the Eighth Air Force during operations Just Cause & Desert Shield/Storm. He logged 7,650 flying hours, including 225.7 combat hours. 

After retiring from the Air Force, in 1991, Shuler served as the chairman of the board & CEO of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum  near Savannah, GA. from 1992 to 2004. His leadership was instrumental in the fund raising, construction and initial operation of the museum. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Science from The Citadel in 2014.
On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. 

While there were several teams tasked with calculating the final trajectory of the Apollo 13 capsule, the late Donald Small, '56, and his team made the closest projection of where the capsule would land in the Pacific Ocean.

The late E. Stokes Fishburne III, '57, working as a scientist for Grumman Aerospace Corporation, developed, with his partner, the algorithms for bringing the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.

Alumni also working on the moon landing or at NASA at that time were:

Bryan Respess, ’50
James Hiers, ’53
Albert Spears, ’54
Francis Casey, ’56
Robert Mann, ‘56
James Robertson, ’56
William Milligan, ’56
Gordon Knight, ’57
Richard Guerreri, ’59
James Raybourne, ’63
David Woods, ’64
On April 13, 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. While there were several teams tasked with calculating the final trajectory of the Apollo 13 capsule, the late Donald Small, '56, and his team made the closest projection of where the capsule would land in the Pacific Ocean. The late E. Stokes Fishburne III, '57, working as a scientist for Grumman Aerospace Corporation, developed, with his partner, the algorithms for bringing the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 safely back to Earth. Alumni also working on the moon landing or at NASA at that time were: Bryan Respess, ’50 James Hiers, ’53 Albert Spears, ’54 Francis Casey, ’56 Robert Mann, ‘56 James Robertson, ’56 William Milligan, ’56 Gordon Knight, ’57 Richard Guerreri, ’59 James Raybourne, ’63 David Woods, ’64
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Today is the 116th anniversary of the birth of MAJ Thomas Dry Howie, USA, The Citadel Class of 1929, The Major of St. Lô.
Today is the 116th anniversary of the birth of MAJ Thomas Dry Howie, USA, The Citadel Class of 1929, The Major of St. Lô.
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April 11, 2024: Today's view from the Alumni Office with Lake Hagood in the distance
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April 11, 2019: First Lieutenant Herman L. Falk, Jr., USA, '50, was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery nearly 70 years after he went missing near Changboing-ni, Korea, in 1951 while serving with Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, on operations against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces.
April 11, 2019: First Lieutenant Herman L. Falk, Jr., USA, '50, was buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery nearly 70 years after he went missing near Changboing-ni, Korea, in 1951 while serving with Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, on operations against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces.
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The Citadel's Summerall Chapel was dedicated on April 10, 1938, as the Cadet Chapel. 

After General Summerall's retirement as president of The Citadel in June of 1953, the name was officially changed to the General Charles Pelot Summerall Chapel.
The Citadel's Summerall Chapel was dedicated on April 10, 1938, as the Cadet Chapel. After General Summerall's retirement as president of The Citadel in June of 1953, the name was officially changed to the General Charles Pelot Summerall Chapel.
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Today is National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. Please take a moment today to remember our alumni and all those who were held captive as prisoners of war.
Today is National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. Please take a moment today to remember our alumni and all those who were held captive as prisoners of war.
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The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Highlight

Lt Gen Ellie G. (Buck) Shuler, Jr., USAF, Ret., '59

General Shuler was commander of the Strategic Air Command's Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, responsible for Strategic Air Command operations in the eastern half of the United States, Europe and the Middle East, comprising about half of SAC's long-range force of manned bombers, tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. 

Shuler served as both a B-52 bomber pilot and an F-4C fighter pilot, flying a combat tour at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. During his career he commanded two squadrons, two bombardment wings, two air divisions and the Eighth Air Force during operations Just Cause & Desert Shield/Storm. He logged 7,650 flying hours, including 225.7 combat hours. 

After retiring from the Air Force, in 1991, Shuler served as the chairman of the board & CEO of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum  near Savannah, GA. from 1992 to 2004. His leadership was instrumental in the fund raising, construction and initial operation of the museum. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Science from The Citadel in 2014.
The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Highlight Lt Gen Ellie G. (Buck) Shuler, Jr., USAF, Ret., '59 General Shuler was commander of the Strategic Air Command's Eighth Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, responsible for Strategic Air Command operations in the eastern half of the United States, Europe and the Middle East, comprising about half of SAC's long-range force of manned bombers, tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Shuler served as both a B-52 bomber pilot and an F-4C fighter pilot, flying a combat tour at Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing. During his career he commanded two squadrons, two bombardment wings, two air divisions and the Eighth Air Force during operations Just Cause & Desert Shield/Storm. He logged 7,650 flying hours, including 225.7 combat hours. After retiring from the Air Force, in 1991, Shuler served as the chairman of the board & CEO of the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum near Savannah, GA. from 1992 to 2004. His leadership was instrumental in the fund raising, construction and initial operation of the museum. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Aerospace Science from The Citadel in 2014.
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