Mar. 3, 2016–Rod Frazer / "Send the Alabamians-167th

Speaker: Rod Frazer – March 3
Title for Presentation – Send the Alabamians – 167th (Alabama Infantry Regiment of Rainbow Division of WWI)
Born December 10, 1929, Rod Frazer is the son of a Purple Heart veteran of the regiment and is a Silver Star veteran of the Korean War. He received an MBA from The Harvard Business School and is a member of the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. From 1950-1953, Rod was Tank Platoon Leader (Lieutenant) in the Korean Campaign receiving numerous military decorations including the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, US Presidential Unit Citation, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, Letter of Appreciation, 37th Infantry Regiment, 12th Republic of Korea Infantry Division Korean Campaign Ribbon with three Battle Stars U. S. Parachute Badge. Rod is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member 20th Special Forces Society, and Member of 140th Tank Battalion Association.
Rod business career includes a broad range of professional experience in finance, real estate and other industries, as well as numerous public and civic service positions, including former positions as Chairman of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board of Montgomery, Trustee, State of Alabama Department of Archives and History, Member, University of Alabama Medical Center Advisory Council, Trustee, Atlanta International School, Trustee, Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Israel, Trustee, Huntingdon College, Trustee, Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Inc., Founding Director, Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, Founding President, William Knox House Association, Member, Board of Visitors, The Air University, USAF, Maxwell AFB, President, Lurleen B. Wallace Cancer Foundation, Director, Alabama Mental Health Association, Director, Montgomery Association for Retarded Children, and Member, Alabama Economic Developers Association, among others. Rod’s interests include physical fitness, American History, genealogy, and the Middle East and Islamic World (Travels in Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Tunisia, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan).