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
Fernando T. Norcross,
Omega Mu Years
Clubs and Organizations
World War I
During World War I, Fernando T. Norcross served in the
Army Corps of Engineers.
World War II
During World War II, Fernando T. Norcross was first assigned to duty in the Office of Robert B. Patterson,
Under Secretary of War, above.
Army and Munitions Board.
Fernando T. Norcross was then assigned as the
Executive Secretary to theArmy and Navy Munitions Board.
Fernando T. Norcross was then assigned to the Civil Affairs Division of the General Staff in order to establish civilian relief in North Africa, Italy, and Greece. In this important assignment, he helped provide civilians with food, housing, health, and security. While in Greece, Fernando T. Norcross was a liaison officer with the British troops in Greece.
For his meritori0us work in Italy, Fernando T. Norcross was made an honorary member of the Military Division of the
Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Order of the British Empire
Fernando T. Norcross (Maine, '14)
Fernando T. Norcross was one of the first American soldiers
to enter Vienna.
“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