Our Omega Mu veteran-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 we can all be proud of as Omega Mu Fijis.
Whether it was at 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, Beirut, Libya, 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 be grateful for the military service of every Omega Mu veteran from the Spanish-American War to the present. Thank you.
Omega Mu Veteran
Omega Mu Years
1968 Omega Mu Pledge Class
L-R: Jim Hayes, Mike Sullivan, Paul Wood (ad Astra), John Zinno, Paul Roy, Buster Marzinzak, Jim Walsh, Bill "Swampy" Pond, Jim McLean, Dennis McKenna, Russ Ross, Pat Ladd, Ed Obara, John Halloran, Jim Brown (ad Astra)
"Paul Roy was always a positive, friendly gentleman, a model of principle. He would always do the right thing, regardless of the consequences. He was a consummate gentleman. The last time I spoke with him he was teaching, coaching, and commanding a JROTC unit at Quantico High School on the Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. I cannot think of a better role model for young men and women." Jim McLean.
Paul Roy at Quantico High School, Quantico Marine Corps Base
1968 Mud Bowl
University of Maine Football
1968 Freshman Football
United States Marine Corps
Beirut, Lebanon, 1983
Marine Compound Bombing
Captain Paul Roy's Courageous Leadership
Captain Paul Roy, above and below
Paul Roy speaking before a congressional committee on the 25th Anniversary of the Beirut Bombing
“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