Author to lecture on Alabama regiment's role in World War I at TROY Feb. 17

Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014

TROY - Nimrod Frazer, author of the upcoming book "Send the Alabamians: WWI Fighters in the Rainbow Division," will deliver a free, public lecture on Feb. 17 on the Troy Campus.

The lecture, which will be held in the Claudia Crosby Theater, will begin at 1 p.m. and will address the role Alabama's 167th Infantry Regiment played during World War I. It is one of four lectures that will take place on TROY's Alabama campuses over the next two months in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the war. The Troy Campus lecture was rescheduled from its previous date due to the winter weather.

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.

Frazer will also lecture 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.

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