Steve Barton, Governor's Academy Class of 2008 and a student at The Citadel, spoke to the school during our Memorial Day service. He spoke of the sacrifices made by soldiers and asked if anyone was familiar with the name "Paul R. Smith." Sergeant First Class Smith saved his unit at the Baghdad airport in 2003, but gave his own life to see that his men would arrive home safely. Sergeant Smith was awarded a posthumous medal of honor.
Steve also asked us to each view one of the following war films during exam week and to consider the sacrifices made by the men who served in those battles as we watch. The films he recommended are We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, and Band of Brothers.