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 that we will always be proud of as Omega Mu Fijis.
Whether it was at Red River, Marianna, San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba, Sulu Archipelago, Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, El Guettar, Elba, Monte Della Vedetta, Peleliu, Okinawa, Saarbrucken, 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 Civil War to the present. We remember them and honor their sacrifices. Thank you.
Omega Mu Veteran
Christopher C. Eaton,
Omega Mu Years
Housemothers Alma Pratt and Clara Hammond
L-R: Bob Duetsch, Bob van Dyk, John Collins, Chris Eaton, Fred Galella
Omega Mu Snow Sculptures
Chris Eaton, in front wearing a red sweater.
Chris Eaton carving on the ice wall.
Chris Eatons's car after a blizzard.
Omega Mu Athlete
Chris Eaton, #23
Chris Eaton, #24
he would receive the Medal of Merit for being involved in the salvage operation on the
Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton after running aground.
Christopher C. Eaton was a diving and salvage officer on the U.S.S. Hitchiti during the
Chris Eaton would receive the Medal of Merit for being involved in the salvage operation on the Sgt. Jack J. Pendleton after running aground in the
South China Sea on September 23rd, 1973.
L-R: Bill Pond, Paul Lessard, Ted Crowell, Bob Doyle, Chris eaton, Sammy Cosgrove,
Chris Eaton, Paul Pooler, Mike O'Leary, unknown, Sammy Cosgrove.
Omega Mu brothers singing a Phi Gamma Delta song with some demonstrative exuberance.
L-R: Tom Richardson, Chris Eaton, Ted Crowell, John Collins in front leading the song;
Sammy Cosgrove, Paul Pooler, Bob Doyle, behind.
“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