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September Men's Lunch

September Men's Lunch

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September 13, 2023

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Category: Men's Lunch

Join us for our monthly men's lunch! All men of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

About our speaker, Colonel Myron Charles Harrington, Jr., United States Marine Corps, Retired: Myron is a graduate of The Citadel, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history. He was commissioned 2nd Lt. USMC in May 1961. In 1980, he graduated from the Army War College and also received a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University.

Highlights of his Marine Corps career include service as Company Commander, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines in the Republic of Vietnam in 1968 during the Battle for Hué City during the Tet Offensive; Assistant Naval Attaché at the American Embassy, Canberra, Australia, 1969-1972; Commanding Officer 3rd Recruit Training Battalion Parris Island, South Carolina, 1978-79; Commanding Officer, 24th Marine Amphibious Unit in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1984; Chief of Staff of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1986-1988. Myron retired from the Marine Corps as Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps, The Citadel, in June of 1991.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Myron was active in independent school education. In 1992, he became headmaster of Trident Academy in Mt. Pleasant, an independent school specializing in the remediation of students with learning disabilities.  He retired in 2007.

Community volunteer efforts include being Vice Chairman of the Mt Pleasant War Memorial Committee to erect a memorial to honor Town of Mt. Pleasant and Christ Church Parish veterans who died in our nation’s wars. He also was treasurer of the executive committee that erected a statue of Major General William Moultrie at White Point Garden. 

He is a past Vestry member and Senior Warden of St. Philip’s Church, past member of the Board of Trustees of the Charleston Museum, past member of The Citadel Board of Visitors where he served as secretary, vice chair, and chair, and is a member of the Clergy Society. He continues to be active in the General Society of Colonial Wars, having served as national president 2019-2022, and he is also a member of Charleston’s historic militia unit, The Washington Light Infantry, serving as their historian and as a board member.

Personal Decorations include the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Gold Star in lieu of second award, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star, and the Vietnamese Staff Honor Medal 1st Class.

Myron is a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto from the state of South Carolina, the Palmetto Medal from The Citadel, and The Citadel’s Krause Center award for Distinguished Service, Leadership and Ethics for 2019. In the fall of 2018, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

In May of 2023 he was recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Citadel.

Myron and his wife, Ann, have two children, Ann Hunley residing in Charleston and Myron Charles Harrington III residing in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Kathleen and their children Emma Grace, Lily, William, Charlotte, Forbes, and Ryan.