Troy University to host series of presentations on Alabama regiment's role in World War I

Posted: Thursday , 16 January 2014

TROY - Troy University will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the start of World War I by hosting a series of presentations by Nimrod Frazer on an Alabama regiment's role in the war.

The University's four Alabama campuses will host "The 167th (Alabama) Infantry Regiment in World War I" over the coming months, beginning with a Jan. 28 presentation on the Troy Campus. That event will begin at 1 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theatre.

Frazer, author of the upcoming book "Send the Alabamians: WWI Fighters in the Rainbow Division," will also present on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium on the Montgomery Campus; at 6:30 p.m. on March 25 at The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga.; and at 1 p.m. on April 17 in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall on the Dothan Campus.

A tank platoon leader in the Korean War, Frazer was decorated with a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action. A member of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame, he is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

In 2005, Frazer became a founder and benefactor of the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation that commemorates the role and service of the 167th (Alabama) Infantry Regiment, a National Guard unit of the 42nd "Rainbow" Division of World War I. The memorial is located on the site of the Battle of Croix Rouge Farm in Fère-en-Tardenois, close to Château-Thierry, in France.

For additional information on the presentations, contact Professor Margaret K. Gnoinska at mgnoinska@troy.edu.