Omega Mu Veterans
Whether it was at Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, El Guettar, Elba, Monte Della Vedetta, the Battle of the Bulge, Rabaul, Inchon, Pusan, Chosin Reservoir, Pork Chop Hill, Hue, Phu Cat, The Iron Triangle, Hamburger Hill, la Drang Valley, Khe Sanh, Rumaila, Al-Batin, Medina Ridge, Kab- ul, Kandahar, our Omega Mu brothers have demonstrated devotion to duty in defense of freedom and liberty. They are the stability of our na- tion, and we, the Omega Mu brotherhood, revere, honor, and salute their persevering and determined spirit within our great nation and our great brotherhood. We will always be grateful for the military service of every Omega Mu veteran from the Spanish-American War to the present.
William P. Keenan, 1940
William P. Keenan
•Served in Yankee Division during World War II
•Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War
•He was serving in 5th Infantry Regiment Combat Team
•He was rallying his men in an attempt to escape entrapment by the Chinese Army on April 23, 1951, ten miles north of the 38th parallel near Tosong-Kogae, but he was captured and taken to Pyok-tong prisoner of war camp, camp #5
•It was the largest single battle of the Korean War
•The Chinese attacked with 250,000 men in 27 divisions
•William was subsequently used by the Chinese in radio broadcasts
•For his actions he earned the Silver Star
•He was the third liberated Fiji POW during the Korean War.
Korean Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Pictures taken inside Pyok-tong
Receiving mail, above; political speech, below
Chip Chapman, ’82