Anything by Mitchner.
good call Mr. Breeze! Loved Texas
Lords of Discipline (story about The Citadel sans the black guy part) is awesome! So is The Great Santini and Beach Music by Pat Conroy who was a Citadel grad.
I recently picked up my JACK LONDON. stories and re read Cruise of the Dazzler and other short stories - I can't wait for my so to be old enough to read London, Harry Potter be damned!