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
James F. Dow,
Omega Mu Years
"Phi Gamma Delta, with a most remarkably executed tableau of a set figures on a raised dais, was adjudged the winner."
"The entire scene was excellently sculptured, showing a great deal of work, thought, and skill o the part of the sculptures. The artists responsible for this fine piece of artistry were: Gordon Heath, James Dow, Robert Baker, and George Grange,
although the entire fraternity did its part."
University of Maine Athlete
"Former U. of M Football Star Killed
James F. Dow of Houlton, first string halfback on the University of Maine football team in 1936, '36, and '37, was killed Monday with eleven other United States army fliers in a mid-air collision between two bombing planes in New York."
"Jim Dow.....did most of the kicking and passing"
"Jim Dow:...could pass, run, and kick. Hard luck man of the squad."
"James Dow was an outstanding back."
Soon after graduating from the University of Maine, James F. Dow enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, and on June 17th, 1940, he was killed when two army bombers
collided over Queensboro, New York, with
both planes landing in a residential area.
Dow Air Force Base,
“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