Edward Frazier, Smithville, Tenn.


Edward Frazier, World War II veteran

122 - Smithville, TN

Edward Frazier of Smithville, Tenn., passed away on April 3, 2020, at his residence. He was a World War II veteran, having served as an infantryman in the 395th Infantry Regiment in the 99th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry's Badge (CIB) and the Bronze Star Medal. He qualified to wear the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 395th because of its actions in the Ardennes and Eisenhorn Crest ridge. Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he returned home and started Frazier Brothers Nursery Company. He served on the Smithville city council and served two terms as mayor of the city. He served multiple terms as commander of American Legion Post 122 in Smithville. For many years, he was the city coordinator for the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day events in his city. He was buried with military honors in DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville.

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