Entries by Dana Morgan

Scroll of Honor – John Coryell Leysath

A Life of Outstanding Accomplishment John Coryell Leysath grew up in the Orangeburg County crossroads of North, South Carolina, graduating from the public schools there and belonging to the Methodist Church.  He was the town’s first Eagle Scout and when it came time for college, he selected the small military school in the northwest corner […]

Scroll of Honor – John William “Bill” Smith

The Price of Proficiency To dive bomb the enemy with any hope of achieving a hit and inflicting damage, the pilot of the aircraft had to be proficient in aiming his plane at the target.  The only way to achieve the level of skill demanded in combat was to train. Nineteen thirty-two was a watershed […]

Scroll of Honor – John Duncan McArthur, Jr.

“An All-Round-Fellow” At least three Clemson men were on board the ship when it set sail from Southampton, England on the morning of Christmas Eve 1944.  The ship was the Léopoldville, a Belgian transport that had made twenty-four Channel crossings and had already carried 120,000 Allied soldiers to France.  On this particular voyage, Léopoldville was […]

Scroll of Honor – Wallace Irvin “Red” Glenn

One In Sixteen Million It happened fast but despite a flurry of activity in 1941 America was still unprepared for war.  As a result, the military accelerated its base-building efforts in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  One of the bases that had been established as the country scrambled to train, equip […]

Jan Childress McCrary Named Honorary Alumna

Janice (“Jan”) Childress McCrary, long-time volunteer and friend of Clemson, has been named an honorary alumna of Clemson University. Jan, now living in Greenville, SC, has a diverse background in healthcare businesses. She is an owner and Director of HMR Veterans Services, Inc., a national long-term care company focused on serving our country’s Veterans. Jan […]

Scroll of Honor – Burton Forrest Mitchell, Jr.

Unrewarded Valor Everything at Clemson College changed in the spring of 1943.  Of course things had been changing for several months by then.  The Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor in December of ’41, then Hitler had declared war on the United States and Congress had returned the sentiment.  A lot of cadets left school to […]

Scroll of Honor – John LeHecka

Final Flight John LeHecka graduated from high school in Rock Hill in 1960 and enrolled that fall at Clemson College.  An agronomy major, John remained in school through his sophomore year before joining the Peace Corps. He spent two years serving in East Pakistan, what is now Bangladesh.  That experience, recalled his friend John Fuller, […]

Clemson Legends Party at the National Championship

Join us for the ONE Clemson Legends Party 2019 before the National Championship! Doors will open at 9:00pm. Guests will be greeted with a red carpet reception on which Clemson fans and alumni will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Clemson Legends! Where: The Glasshouse 2 South Market Street San Jose, CA […]

Scroll of Honor – J.B. Lawson, Jr.

The Last Christmas It is fair to say that the Clemson experience of the Class of 1944 was unique.  These boys had arrived on campus in the late summer of 1940, when the United States was at peace.  They would leave Clemson College before graduation, their services required by a country engaged in a worldwide […]