A new 60-foot tall brick and stone tower serves as a beacon to the newly renovated Commons. The tower honors 1964 St. Charles Borromeo alumnus Robert Hymel, who was a decorated pilot and Vietnam War hero and was the lone U.S. Air Force personnel to die in the 9-11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon Building. This tower further enhances the Catholic identity of our school.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF A LIFE OF SERVICE: 5/1/2018 Knights of Columbus Columbia On-line Edition
A NEW MONUMENT HONORS AIR FORCE VETERAN, 9/11 VICTIM LT. COL. ROBERT J. HYMEL