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On October 26, 2005, The Citadel Board of Visitors passed the following motion:
"The Honorary Degrees, Palmetto Medal, and Special Recognition Committee recommends that The Citadel Board of Visitors approve that the auditorium in Mark Clark Hall be known as the Buyer Auditorium, in recognition of Stephen E. Buyer, ’80, and the exemplary service to his country as both a soldier and as a member of the United States Congress, and in appreciation of his loyal support of his alma mater."
Congressman Buyer (born 1958 in Rensselaer, I.N.) is a distinguished military graduate with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The Citadel and a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University. He was in the U. S. Army Reserve, then transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was called to active duty, 1984-1987. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and served in the Gulf War. His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal. He has continued in the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Colonel. He was elected to Congress in 1992 and has served on the House Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs and Energy and Commerce Committees. (Sources: "Auditorium Named for Congressman Steve Buyer, '80," The Citadel Public Affairs Office, press release, November 1, 2005; CQ's Politics in America,2006, pp. 379-380. REF JK1012 .C63 2006; Almanac of American Politics, 2006, pp. 630-632. REF JK271 .B343 2006)