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“Big Red” Comes Home

posted May 24, 2011, 9:21 PM by Mat Polutta
“Big Red” completed its 150-year and 1,203-mile journey home to The Citadel today. The Civil War-era red palmetto flag – believed to be the one that flew over Morris Island when Citadel cadets fired upon the supply ship The Star of the West – arrived on campus Friday morning aboard a climate-controlled 18-wheeler. Discovered in storage in an Iowa museum, the “Big Red” flag is on loan for four years from the State Historical Society of Iowa. “Big Red” returns in time for the 150th anniversary of the firing on The Star of the West next year....
 
 
Read about: Big Red - A Timeless Symbol of Duty, Honor, and Courage. Read the historic account Lt Col Andrew D. Kullberg, USAF (Retired) Member, Citadel Historical Council Class of 1983...
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