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CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veteran Studies

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Established in 2010, the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veteran Studies at Coastal Carolina University has a threefold mission:
  • CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veteran Studies at CCU logo
  • Rod O. Gragg, Director
    Coastal Science Center 110
    843-234-3431
    rgragg@coastal.edu
  • Coastal Carolina University
    P.O. Box 261954
    Conway, S.C. 29528-6054
  • The collection and preservation of oral history by veterans of the American Armed Forces in a partnership with the Military History Project at the U.S. Library of Congress, including the production of Military Memoirs a half-hour television program, which airs daily on cable television within the South Carolina Grand Strand region;
  • To support and encourage scholarly activities, research, preservation and events related to American military history and American veterans, including a speaker’s bureau featuring the topic, “Lessons in Leadership from the Greatest Generation” and
  • An instruction component that includes conventional classroom lectures and specialized instruction in military science and history, including an annual “staff ride” battlefield tour for senior ROTC cadets from Coastal Carolina University and other institutions.

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  • U.S. Marines of Compnay H, 2nd Battalion Regiment take to the water image, National Archives image

    Dong Ha, Vietnam

    Operation Hastings-Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join their battalion. National Archives photo

  • U.S. Army D-Day 1944, Credit: U.S. Deptartment of Defense

    Normandy, France D-Day 1944

    Men leave a Higgins Boat and storm the coast of France in what is known as D-Day in 1944, during World War II. USCG photo

  • 340th refuels during flight 160406-F-XD880-209 in Iraq

    U.S. Air Force, Iraq

    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle and KC-133 fly over Iraq as the F-15 Eagle refuels. USAF photo

  • USS Missouri, part of the U.S. Navy in the Korean War image

    USS Missouri, Korean War

    The USS Missouri, part of the U.S. Navy, supplies fire during the Korean War. USN photo

  • U.S. Coast Guardsmen near Guantanamo image

    U.S. Coast Guard, Guantanamo Bay

    U.S. Coast Guardsmen patrol off the coast of Cuba near Guantanamo Bay. USCG Photo