Troy University to present author's lecture on World War I on March 25

Posted: Wednesday, 05 March 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 March 25 at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus.

Presented by Troy University, the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and will address the role Alabama's 167th Infantry Regiment played during World War I. It is the third of four such lectures presented by the University in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the war.

Frazer lectured on the University's Troy and Montgomery campuses in February and will lecture on the Dothan Campus on April 17.

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.

The National Civil War Naval Museum is located at 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus. For additional information on the presentations, contact Professor Margaret K. Gnoinska at mgnoinska@troy.edu.