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  1. Alabama vet endured much, died spreading message of loveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | Alabama Live

    Glenn Frazier, protagonist of one of the most incredible World War II stories ever told, died in in Daphne, Alabama on September 15 at the age of 94. We profiled Frazier in 2017 and captured his story, which began when he ran away from home in tiny Fort Deposit at age 16, lying about his age so he could enlist in the Army. In the next months, the former high school football star would experience hand to hand combat, and suffer through one of the most notorious of all war crimes, the Bataan Death March, a savage crucible that killed thousands of soldiers, American and Filipino alike.


  2. UN poverty official touring Alabama's Black Belt: 'I haven't seen this' in the First WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Alabama Live

    Aaron Thigpen, a Fort Deposit activist, shows UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston a place in Lowndes County where two homes discharge raw sewage into an open-air pool via exposed PVC pipes. One home's water line runs right through the fetid area.


  3. Broken heart led Alabama 16-year old to Bataan Death March, Japanese POW CampRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Alabama Live

    For Glenn Frazier, joining the Army at 16, on the eve of World War II, was an impetuous accident, the result of teenage love gone astray. Signing up was part search for adventure, and part escape plan after angering a Montgomery juke joint owner he feared would kill him.


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