Former Citadel professor and Army Col. George Kenneth Webb died Tuesday. He was 89.
After graduating from The Citadel in 1943, Webb enlisted in the Army. During World War II, he served with the 7th Armored Division.
He returned to active duty in 1951 to teach infantry tactics at Fort Benning, Ga. In 1955, he returned to The Citadel to serve as assistant professor of military science. He served as commandant of cadets.
Webb left his teaching position in 1959 when he was assigned to the Officer Assignment Division at the Department of Army Headquarters. From 1960-1961, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington.
He returned to The Citadel as professor of military science from 1963-67 and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1966.
Webb was a recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Ribbon, the Purple Heart and several other military awards.
As a student at The Citadel, he was battalion commander of the Corps of Cadets and was listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities."
Webb, who married the late Francis Scarborough of Charleston in 1943, was president of the Webb-Moore Lumber Co. from 1947 to 1951.