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Biography

Harvey Merrill Dick, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Retired
Assistant Commandant of Cadets 1977-1993
Member, The Citadel Board of Visitors 1993-1999, 2001-2007

Birth Date: 9 August 1927
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Education: BA, The Citadel; Army Command General & Staff College
Occupation: Retired U.S. Army
Retired Assistant Commandant of Cadets, The Citadel
Date Enlisted: 15 February 1945, U.S. Marine Corps
Date Discharged: 15 April 1948, U.S. Marine Corps
Commissioned Service 15 February 1953 -30 April 1977, U.S. Army
Service: Sergeant, USMC; Lieutenant Colonel, USA, Ret.; Colonel, The Citadel
Served in WWII and did two tours in Vietnam
Organizations: General Westmoreland Chapter, Military Order of World Wars
Past Master, Solomon Lodge #1
Scottish Rite
Omar Shrine
Past President, Chapter 28, National Sojourners
Past Commander, Ft. Moultrie Camp of Heroes '76
Sons of the American Revolution
Washington Light Infantry – Board of Directors
Hibernian Society
The Charleston Rifle Club
Past Scout Master for two troops in the Army
"The Ark"
Citadel Organizations: Retired Officers Association (MOAA)
Life Member, Association of Citadel Men
Charleston Citadel Club (Honorary Life Member)
Treasurer, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation (30 years)
Past Member, The Citadel Board of Visitors (12 years)
Member, The Citadel Board of Visitors 1993-1999, 2001-2007
Military Awards: Army Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star
Air Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
U.S. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Gold Star
Washington Light Infantry Meritorious Service Medal
Vietnamese Staff Service Medal
Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense with Oak Leaf Cluster
World War II American Campaign Medal
U.S. Expeditionary Medal
Vietnamese Campaign Medal with Four Battle Stars

 

Family

Spouse Margie Murray Dick, Charleston, SC
Daughter: Deborah Dick Byers, North Charleston, SC
Son: Harvey Merrill Dick II, ’78, North Charleston, SC
Son: LTC Harold Michael Dick , USA, Ret.,’81, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
Grandsons: Jason and Bryan Byers; Andrew, and Harvey M. Dick III
Granddaughter: Michelle
Great-grandson: Isaiah Hogg
Brother (deceased):

James Russell Dick, Cooper City, FL

 

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