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Summerall Guards. For those sixty-one seniors who know what it is to be one, the two words hold great respect, and for those others who dream of becoming one, the words hold more than respect, they hold awe. For what could be a more breath- taking sight than viewing the ripple that occurs each Parent ' s Day at Johnson Hagood Stadium? For the 1979 unit, the words " Summerall Guards " has meant one thing above all else — sacrifice. After the 1978 Guards traveled to Mardi Gras, we all knew we would not travel there in 1979, yet we practiced on. Despite scanty training by the ' 78 Guards, we quickly blended together to put on an unbelievable Corps Day performance. After the summer, we all returned for the 1978- ' 79 school year, and practice started up shortly after. Several weeks of search led to a performance at Disney World, and we travelled to the King- dom of Mickey Mouse the weekend before the big Parent ' s Day performance. Suddenly, the day was upon us. Parents Day and the Stadium. The rain did not let up, nor did we. The performance was almost flawless, and despite the adverse con- ditions, letters of praise such as, " I ' ve never witnessed a better performance, " were a common description by those who saw it. Sacrifice, what an easy word to say. It has such a smooth and gentle sound, and is so easily cheapened by many who simply view a final result. Yet, for the 1979 Summerall Guards, the word has been taken out of the dictionaries and essays and put into practice: minutes, hours, days, weeks, and months of long practices that have molded the 1979 Guards into the finest Summerall Guard unit The Citadel has ever seen-or likely will. 1979 SUMMERALL GUARDS 1. Smith, D. - 2. Ferriter, M. 3. Garrison, L. 4. Vanous, S. - 5. Horton, G. Albano, T. Allseits, S. Barber, C. Bratcher, M. Church, M. Cooper, R. Cote, P. Drosieko, M. Dennis, D. Edmonds, K. Eble, J. Eldridge, R. Hendricks, T. Huff, J. Jaeger, J. Jones, F. Kershner, M. Kinson, A. Koren, D. Lariviere, J. Logue, C. Lynd, R. Mayer, S. McKenzie, F. Mercado, L. Moore, J. Morrcl, S. Moss, M. COMMANDER- — 1st SGT. — SUPPLY SGT. - FRONT GUIDE - REAR GUIDE Murphy, G. Nevill. J. Orem, J. Outzs, W. Pickard, J. Price, R. Rosenblum, J. Seastrunk, C. Schroeder, R. Smith, L. Smith, J. Stallings, G. Stone, G. Suddath, C. Svatek, G. Taylor, J. Thomas, R. Thompson, P. Tormey, J. Walker, R. Wessel, M. Wiemann, R. Wilkins, R. Wilkinson, J. Wilson, M. Winston, R. Wylly, J. Young, T. 107
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4 P.M.. 16 January 1978, " Let ' s go B.V. ' s " and so it begins Three weeks of training, marching, practice, dedication, and pressure — being pushed to the limit. The afternoons — " Crank it up B.V. ' s " — the series is — practice — count — cantaloupe and the mud, and for some of us there was moe — tivation — get that train moving. You are now part of what they call Bond Volunteers. Once, just seen from afar — now it ' s reality. The nights and practice — 7 P.M. " crank it up — I say again " — the series is 25 count rifle manual, criss cross, backwards to the rear, squad series. 10:30 arrives and Practice! And the Guard with their " Cheerios, Get those knees up. Cut aways. What is the count? " Now only cuts remain. The " dirty dozen " ... 12 stations between B.V. ' s and The Summerall Guards . . . personal appear- ance, the chapel steps, and the pressure! Finally, you and 82 of your classmates stand alone on a dark- ened parade ground. Will your number be called? Whether or not your ' s is one of the 61, however, will not affect the bond — the bond that will always be the 1979 BOND VOLUNTEERS. . . . B.V. ' S!!
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