A Soldier's Story: Corporal Tobias William Frazier

Corporal Tobias William Frazier was born in Sulphur, Oklahoma, in 1892.

A football player, he played for Armstrong Academy until his graduation in 1917.

Enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War I, he was assigned to the 36th Division, where Corporal Tobias Frazier and other soldiers from the Choctaw Native American Tribe used their native language to confound enemy listeners.  Their actions helped break the Hindenberg Line.

After the war, Corporal Tobias Frazier returned to his native Oklahoma, nursing a wounded leg.

He died in 1975 and rests in Rattan, Oklahoma.


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