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In June of 1893, The Superintendant, Colonel Asbury Coward, took the corps to Aiken, South Carolna for their annual encampment and graduation exercises. The excellent military work of the cadets suggested to Dr. Benjamin H. Teague, a Confederate Veteran, and a collector of Confederate relics, to present to the Citadel a medal for the winner of the Best Drilled Cadet competition. Among his many curios, Dr. Teague had a piece of oak from the Steam Ship Star of the West. He sawed a small piece of this wood into the shape of a star and had it mounted on a gold medal. The recipient would wear the medal for one year and then pass it to the next recipient. The class of 1910 holds the record for the most recipients. Five cadets have won the award twice and one has won three times. The winner's names are inscribed on the "Star of the West" monument.

•1886 - J.T. Coleman

•1887 - W.C. Davis

•1888 - J.R. Rutledge

•1889 - P.K. McCully

•1890 - W.Z. McGhee

•1891 - A.G. Ethridge

•1892 - J.R. Verdier

•1893 - A.E. Legare

•1894 - Abram Levy (First recipient of the Medal)

•1895 - J.D. Dial

•1896 - J.M. Josey

•1897 - J.B. Salley

•1898 - D.C. Pate

•1899 - L.B. Steele

•1900 - A.H. Cross

•1901 - T.C. Marshall

•1902 - A.E. Hutchinson

•1903 - J.F. O'Mara

•1904 - E.C. Register

•1905 - W.W. Dick

•1906 - W.W. Benson

•1907 - A.T. Corcoran

•1908 - E.D. Smith

•1909 - D.W. Gaston

•1910 - F.Y. Legare

•1911 - Thomas Richardson

•1912 - J.M. Arthur

•1913 - J.H. Holmes

•1914 - James Anderson

•1915 - J.G.M. Nichols

•1916 - F.B. Rogers

•1917 - H.L. Cunningham

•1918 - T.W. Williamson

•1919 - J.L. Whitten

•1920 - E.A. Pollock

•1921 - J.D. Frost

•1922 - E.T. Moore

•1923 - Walter Allan

•1924 - J.T. Mackey

•1925 - C.H. Rosson

•1926 - F.G. Burnett

•1927 - E.B. Fishburne

•1928 - W.M. Roberts

•1929 - R.K. Walker

•1930 - J.W. Blevins

•1931 - R.A. Zobel

•1932 - R.H. Ammerman

•1933 - A.B. Sundin

•1934 - A.L. Leonard

•1935 - S.P. Browne

•1936 - S.P. Browne

•1937 - J.R. Lyons

•1938 - W.H. McIntyre

•1939 - F.S. Conaty

•1940 - N.T. Jenkins

•1941 - W.T. Bethea

•1942 - C.J. West

•1943 - L.C. Emerson

•1944 - T.C. Williams

•1945 - R.K. Willms

•1946 - G.W. Beale

•1947 - S.D. Falkenbury

•1948 - J.P. Sullivan

•1949 - H.O. Stoddard

•1950 - C.J. Easler

•1951 - L.O. Allen

•1952 - S.C. Mills

•1953 - J.R. Patterson

•1954 - R.W. Lockridge

•1955 - P.D. Warren

•1956 - G.F. Marschalk

•1957 - J.B. Taylor

•1958 - B.L. Spivey

•1959 - Iredell Jones

•1960 - R.L. Lupton

•1961 - W.B. Sansom

•1962 - B.J. Bohm

•1963 - G.R. Wilson

•1964 - R.C. Johnson

•1965 - R.W. Bristol

•1966 - J.E. Morgan

•1967 - V.P. Hambright, III

•1968 - V.P. Hambright, III

•1969 - W.D. Archer

•1970 - J.E. Onuschak

•1971 - D.J. O'Neal

•1972 - A.D. Griffin

•1973 - W.F. Clewe, III

•1974 - W.F. Clewe, III

•1975 - C.H. Boardman, IV

•1976 - C.H. Boardman, IV

•1977 - T.C. Slider

•1978 - R.A. Risher

•1979 - D.C. Seaman

•1980 - V.B. Edmonds

•1981 - B.L. Morgan

•1982 - T.E. Henson, Jr.

•1983 - Herman W. Stehmeier

•1984 - B.T. Smith, III

•1985 - C.A. Bell

•1986 - R.M. Williams, II

•1987 - M.S. Crippen

•1988 - T.C. Alaska

•1989 - S.A. Hathaway

•1990 - R.S. Ring

•1991 - W.C. Bentley

•1992 - O.K. Diano

•1993 - D.E. Corry

•1994 - J.R. Goodman

•1995 - B.S. Sewell

•1996 - J.C. Howard, III

•1997 - J.D. Fralick

•1998 - M.T. Dye

•1999 - Adam Greenfield

•2000 - Joseph Cleveland

•2001 - Marcus J. Walton

•2002 - Joseph St. Michael Hamilton

•2003 - Cameron Yaste

•2004 - Joseph St. Michael Hamilton

•2005 - Anthony L. Baiocco

•2006 - David Alger

•2007 - Marqus Javon Ross

•2008 - Marcus Aurelius Ashby

•2009- Marqus Javon Ross

•2010- Micheal F. Steinfeld

•2011- Michael Czyrnick

•2012- Michael Czyrnick

•2013- Michael Czyrnick

(Source: Oliver J. Bond, The Story of The Citadel, p 136.)

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