Gordon Rogers

About the donor:

The sword was donated by John Coffee, '58, Dr. Rogers' roommate, after his passing.


Mr. Rogers was born April 16, 1936, in Charleston, SC, son of the late John Ellsworth Rogers and Ammie Buchanan Rogers. An avid supporter of The Citadel athletics where he attended as a college student in the 1950's. Rogers was raised in downtown Charleston where he was an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. After serving as a Sergeant in the US Army, Rogers began a 30 year long respected career as a Customs House Broker along the downtown waterfront. After retiring in 1991, his affection for the city, his family and The Citadel remained his passion. Surviving are his wife, Millie Phillips Rogers of Mt. Pleasant, SC; one son, Andrew Buchanan Rogers, Jr. of Charleston, three daughters, Andrea P. Rogers of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Rogers Dunahoe and her husband, Col. Paul Brent, of Stafford, VA and Jennifer Rogers Albers and her husband, Axel, of Germany; and eight grandchildren.


Preferred Sword Disposition: E Company commander

This sword has been carried by:

Name Class of Year Carried Position
Thomas Lang 2017 2016-2017 C/CPT, E Company Commander
John Clark 2018 2017-2018 C/CPT, E Company Commander
Logan Barber 2019 2018-2019 E Company Commander
Cody Green 2022 2021-2022 E Company Commander
Cadet Ezra Mack 2023 2022-2023 E Company Commander
Walker Rhue 2024 2023-2024 O Company Commander