Our Omega Mu brothers who served in the military are cherished and constant fraternal friends, and we would like to say thank you for the steadfast, purposeful commitment you made to our nation to defend those four freedoms we all believe in: “Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.” For those brothers who were killed in defense of these freedoms, they will always occupy a consecrated place in our linked fraternal heart because they exemplify the idea of superlative commitment, strength, and fortitude for the good to the end itself. The greatness of their collective purpose and will, on our nation’s behalf, will never be forgotten. By their “clear-eyed faith and fearless heart,” these brothers have left us a fraternal legacy that echoes what we often say about Omega Mu Fijis: “Perseverance and determination are omnipotent.” Their code of integrity, courage, duty, responsibility, and self-sacrifice on behalf of our nation is a powerful legacy that we will always be proud of as Omega Mu Fijis.
Whether it was at New Orleans, Red River, Fort Blakely, Marianna, San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba, Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, El Guettar, Elba, Monte Della Vedetta, the Battle of the Bulge, Rabaul, Inchon, Pusan, Chosin Reservoir, Pork Chop Hill, Hue, Easter Offensive, Phu Cat, The Iron Triangle, Hamburger Hill, la Drang Valley, Bien Hoa, Khe Sanh, Rumaila, Al-Batin, Medina Ridge, Kabul, Kandahar, our Omega Mu brothers have demonstrated devotion to duty in defense of freedom and liberty. They are the stability of our nation, and we, the Omega Mu brotherhood, revere, honor, and salute their persevering and determined spirit within our great nation and our historic brotherhood. We will always honor the heroism of all of our brothers who have served in the armed forces from the Civil War to the present. Thank you.
Omega Mu Veteran
Charles C. Otterstedt,
Omega Mu Years
Charles C. Otterstedt is seated in the front row, third brother in from the left.
Charles Otterstedt had a 7-1 record his junior year.
Captain of the baseball team his senior year.
Charles C. Otterstedt is leaning on the car wearing the check shirt.
Charles C. Otterstedt served in the United States Army for 31 years in the Medical Service Corps, and he retired a colonel.
Charles C. Otterstedt Medical Platoon Leader, 325th Battle Group, 82nd Airborne Adjutant,
Company Commander, Battalion Commander, 326th Medical Company, 101st Airborne.
Battalion Commander 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam.
The headquarters for the 25th Infantry Division was
in Cu Chi, Vietnam.
Battalion Commander 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam.
The headquarters for the 25th Infantry Division was in Cu Chi, Vietnam, famous for the extensive tunnels that the vietcong dug.
Charles C. Otterstedt served in the Office of the
Surgeon General in Washington, D.C.
He was awarded the Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars for valor, the Soldiers Medal for Heroism, the Army Commendation Ribbon for Valor, and three Air Medals during his tour with the 25th Infantry Division.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82