We shall not forget


William Beattie Bendure, Class of 1946

Born on February 25, 1925, William Bendure, of Mahoning County, Ohio, graduated from Stauton Military Academy in 1942 and entered The Citadel as a freshman on August 31st with the incoming Class of 1946. He was a member of Cadet Company R, and, like many of his classmates after the academic year was out, he enlisted in the Army the summer of 1943. He later was commissioned as an infantry officer.

William B Bendure Class of 1946Cadet Private William B. Bendure
1943 Sphinx

In the ETO, he was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 376th Infantry Regiment, 94th Infantry Division. The 94th landed at Utah Beach, D+94, September 8, 1944, and moved into Brittany to assume responsibility for containing some 60,000 German troops besieged in the Channel ports of Lorient and St. Nazaire. They were relieved on New Year’s Day 1945 and moved westward taking (more…)

Joseph Barre Traywick, Class of 1931

Born on August 31, 1910, to Mrs. Janie Crute Traywick and Dr. A.P. Traywick, Joseph was a native of Cameron, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and was graduated from the Medical College of South Carolina in Charleston. While at The Citadel, he majored in Chemistry and was a Cadet Private in Cadet Companies F and D his freshman and junior years respectively.

Joseph Barre Traywick Sphinx 1930Cadet Private Joseph Barre Traywick
Class of 1931

In the summer of 1930, Cadet Traywick spent six weeks studying at the Chemical Warfare Training Camp at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, and upon completion was commissioned a second lieutenant, officer reserve corps, chemical warfare service.

He served his medical internship at Roper hospital in Charleston. Dr. Traywick was resident physician for the Santee-Cooper project at (more…)

Thomas Brown Gautier, Jr., ’42

Thomas Brown Gautier, Jr., a native of Charleston, was born January 20, 1921.  He entered The Citadel in the 1938-1939 academic year as a Cadet Recruit. He was Cadet First Sergeant of Cadet Company “G”, a member of the Bond Volunteers, and a member of Junior Sword Drill his junior year. A Cadet Captain his senior year, he commanded Cadet Company “G” and was a member of the Summerall Guards. “Tommy” graduated from The Citadel in 1942 with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.

Thomas B Gautier Jr 1942

Cadet Captain Thomas B. Gautier, Class of 1942 [1]

After The Citadel, he was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and assigned to the 111th Engineering Combat Battalion, 36th Infantry Division. 1LT Gautier was with the 111th in March 1943 at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.[2] The Division set sail for North Africa in April, 1943, participated in the assault landing at (more…)