Thank you for supporting The Citadel's Class Reunion Campaigns!

Classes of 1945-48 Donations
$ 10,000.00
$ 5,000.00
$ 2,500.00
$ 1,000.00
$ 500.00
$ 250.00
$ 100.00

Your Gifts at Work

During World War II, among the nations, colleges, and universities, The Citadel had the distinction of having the highest percentage of its students enter military service with the single exception of the national service academies. Of 2,976 living graduates in 1946, 1,927 had served their country (66%), with the same estimated percentage of alumni (non-graduates) having served as well. Indeed, only two members from the famous class of 1944 actually graduated as the entire class was called to arms, or enlisted in military service.

Gen. John W. Rosa, Mrs. Billye H. Mann
Mrs. Donna K. Rosa and Mr. Thomas J. Mann
Mar 5, 2009 Bishop Gadsden Reception

Class Chairman, Thomas J. Mann, '48, initiated this Reunion Campaign to establish a War Years Class Gift to The Citadel Fund.   "All of us signed a blank check to defend with honor the United States and our Constitution, even with our lives. Many checks have been cashed BUT THERE ARE NO “STOP PAYMENTS,” Mann noted in a recent appeal to classmates.