World War I lecture series wraps up at TROY's Dothan Campus on April 17

Posted: Monday, 07 April 2014

Dothan – Nimrod Frazer, author of the upcoming book "Send the Alabamians: WWI Fighters in the Rainbow Division," will deliver a free, public lecture on April 17 at Troy University's Dothan Campus.

Presented by Troy University, the lecture will begin at 1 p.m. in the Harrison Room in Malone Hall and will address the role Alabama's 167th Infantry Regiment played during World War I. It is the final in a series of four 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 at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus in March.

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.