History Prof In The News

509th In Rockford Memorial Day Parade

Dr. Steve Fratt, chair of the History department at Trinity, was featured on WIFR TV this week as he marched in the Rockford Memorial Day parade with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion Historical Reenactment Group.

The group “strives to accurately present the history and culture of the World War II era airborne soldiers of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, through educational programs, living history events, and public ceremonies.”

Dr. Fratt is an expert in military history and tactics. He conducts wargames on campus throughout the year and actively participate in battle reenactments across the country.

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