Clemson, which opened its doors for the first time in 1893, was originally a military school, reflecting the belief at the time that a military atmosphere produced the highest academic excellence.
In 1916, ROTC was first instituted at the college under the National Defense Act, which established ROTC in many land-grant colleges across the nation. There were 1,549 Clemson men who served during World War I and 32 paid the ultimate sacrifice.
There were more than 6,500 Clemson men in World War II, 90 percent of whom were officers commissioned as a result of ROTC training at Clemson. Of these men, 376 gave their lives.
Below is how Clemson is honoring its fallen heroes on social media today.
— TheClemsonInsider (@ClemsonInsider) May 31, 2021
— Clemson University (@ClemsonUniv) May 31, 2021
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) May 31, 2021
— Jim Clements (@ClemsonPrez) May 31, 2021
Home of the free, because of the brave 🇺🇸 https://t.co/KMerVYd0Oz
— Clemson Basketball (@ClemsonMBB) May 31, 2021
— Tigertown Graphics (@TTGrafx) May 31, 2021
This afternoon, as part of Clemson's Memorial Day observance in Memorial Park, a new stone was unveiled on the Scroll of Honor for 2000 grad Spc. Philip Porter, veteran of the Battle of Mogadishu. #MemorialDay2021 pic.twitter.com/3ofQeGSv8g
— Ken Scar (@kenscar1) May 31, 2021
— Clemson Women's Basketball (@ClemsonWBB) May 31, 2021
This weekend we remember those who have fallen in service to our nation and formally unveil the 494th stone at the Scroll of Honor during a ceremony to honor the life of student veteran Philip A Porter, class of 2000.
— Clemson University (@ClemsonUniv) May 29, 2021
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