1967 Class Updates
June 27, 2016
The ground-breaking ceremony for The Class of '67 Citadel War Memorial will occur on Friday, 4 November 2016, at 3 PM. This is Homecoming Weekend with a Saturday football game vs Samford. Additionally, we will mark our 49th Year Reunion, and prepare for the all-important 50th!
Mark your calendars! Details for the Mini-Reunion, and to observe the ground-breaking for the Citadel War Memorial are to follow.
Hope to see you soon!
March 6, 2016
Our classmate, Pat Conroy, 70, passed away on Friday, 4 March 2016 at his residence in Beaufort, SC. Pat is survived by his wife, Cassandra King Conroy, also of Beaufort. All of our lives are richer because of Pat Conroy...
The family will receive friends on Monday, 7 March 2016 from 5-7 PM at The Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC 29906-9070. (843-524-7144) www.andersonfuneralhomebeaufortsc.com A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 70 Lady's Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907. A private internment will follow.
A very extensive number of articles were carried in the Saturday, 5 March 2016 edition of the Post and Courier Newspaper here in Charleston, and photographs are available at postandcourier.com/galleries.
Rest in peace, Pat.
February 25, 2016
A quick note for Homecoming 2016, our 49th and last Homecoming prior to the big 50th in 2017. This year on November 4 and 5, 2016, we will again have a mini-reunion, and most importantly, have a groundbreaking ceremony for the Citadel War Memorial on Friday, 4 November. Trust many can attend as a practice for the 50th! Details will follow, but wanted all to have the long-range planning information.
January 25, 2016
Unfortunately, we have lost another classmate. Robert Lee Moore, Jr., 70, of Mt. Pleasant, SC passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016. Unfortunately, services were complete before we received notice of his passing. Bob joined our class after graduation from high school in Portsmouth, OH. He was a human resource and labor relations manager with the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, OH, retiring in 2003. After retirement he relocated to Mt. Pleasant where he worked as a teachers assistant in special education with the Charleston County School District until his retirement in December of 2015. Bob was a lifetime member of The Citadel Alumni Association and was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, OH. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Penn Moore, and is survived by two sons, Christopher Wade Moore and Robert Scott Moore both of Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be made to The Citadel Foundation (Class of '67), 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.
According to Citadel records, Bob is the 72nd of our classmates who have entered into eternal rest.
January 15, 2016
I forward from our football coach, ref the game at Furman, which we won 38-17! This week we face Mercer at home, and for Homecoming, VMI. This is a great year for Citadel football....see you at the mini-reunion!
Last Saturday was phenomenal for everyone associated with The Citadel football program!!! Our alumni made it clear to me from my opening press conference how important the rivalry with Furman was to them, and they showed it with their support in Greenville. Our side was enthusiastic, loud and energetic throughout the whole game and provided an advantage for us at Paladin Stadium even though it was Homecoming for Furman. The entire team fed off our crowd, which included 550 members of our Fourth Class that came up on buses thanks to our Commandant, Capt. Geno Paluso.
We played with energy and physicality in all phases. It was a hard-hitting game from both teams, exactly like everyone expected to see from a rival. Our defense attacked from the opening kickoff to the final whistle and put the game away with interceptions by Tevin Floyd and James Riley on the last two drives of the game. Our defense continues to improve and make plays with the game plans developed by our defensive staff. Our offense was machine-like to start the game. After a punt, the only other drive we didn’t score was an interception off a tipped ball in the end zone, and at halftime we had already rushed for 297 yards. They gave us a bunch of different schemes, and Brent Thompson called a great game taking advantage of what was there. Our offensive line opened up holes that allowed our ball carriers to deliver hits on most attempts to tackle them. I do want us to come out of the locker room better to start the second half. Furman scored points on the first two drives of the third quarter, cutting our 17-point halftime lead to just seven. We responded and scored the final 14 points of the game, but we still are going to need to play better moving forward. The ending of Sunday’s practice focused on improving our performance in the third quarter.
We have a special team that is maturing and continuing to take the steps necessary to win. That doesn’t happen on Saturday but instead in the preparation the other six days of the week. I don’t know that we would have been able to win a game like this one last year, and the way the team played after Furman started the second half with points showed me that they understand what we are developing as an identity for our program. This week is another Southern Conference battle as we return home to play Mercer, whose record is deceiving. Their three conference losses have come by a combined 11 points, and they return 75 players from last year’s team that we had to stop a two-point conversion with less than four minutes left to win that game. Bobby Lamb is a good coach who has spent his entire career in the Southern Conference and will have his team ready to play. For another week, our goal of competing for a Southern Conference championship continues to be in front of us. We are one of two teams undefeated in conference play, and Western Carolina could make it a three-team race with a win at Chattanooga on Saturday. The excitement around our program is being felt on campus, around Charleston and within our alumni. We have a chance to make this season special.
Saturday is the first of two home games we have left, and I hope you will do everything you can to create another fantastic home field advantage for us at Johnson Hagood Stadium.
Thank you for your continued support.
Go Bulldogs, Mike Houston