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The Citadel announces death of longtime bulldog mascot General

General served as mascot at The Citadel from 2003-2013. (Source: The Citadel) General served as mascot at The Citadel from 2003-2013. (Source: The Citadel)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

 The Citadel announced Friday its former longtime mascot, General the Bulldog, passed away overnight. 

Officials say General Thomas Curtis Metsker died in the arms of his caretaker, Mike Groshon. 

The 11-year-old bulldog served as the college's mascot from 2003 to 2013 alongside Boo IX. He formally retired at a ceremony during a parade, at which time G2 and Boo X took command. 

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