WW II POW to share ‘powerful’ story at FDA

Published 2:26 pm Monday, November 8, 2010

Col. Glenn D. Frazier, ASDF, a Lowndes County native who survived the horrors of Japanese prison of war camps and the infamous Bataan Death March, will shares his courageous and redeeming story with Butler County.

Frazier, who wrote about his experiences in his best-selling book “Hell’s Guest,” is slated to speak at Fort Dale Academy next Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m. in the school gym.
The public is invited to attend the SGA-sponsored program, which will be followed by a book signing of “Hell’s Guest” in the school library.

Frazier, who grew up in the cotton and corn fields of the 1930s-era Deep South, was one of just a handful of men and women who gave personal accounts of their WW II experiences in the award-winning 2007 Ken Burns’ documentary, “The War.”

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A POW from April 1942 to September 1945, Frazier is the recipient of four Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and the Medal of Freedom the U.S. Senate’s highest award, among many other military awards.

“We have so few of these heroes of WW II still with us to tell their stories, and it is important our young people hear what someone like Col. Frazier has to share. He has such a powerful message,” said Angela James, a parent at FDA. “We also want our local veterans and any other citizens who would like to attend this event to feel welcome to join us next Friday.”