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    Ceremony date 02/08/1960

Frazier Hunt
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Frazier Hunt

Frazier Hunt was an American radio announcer, writer and war correspondent during both World War I and World War II. He wrote several books about his experience during both World Wars as well as historical biographies on famous Americans such as General George Armstrong Custer.

Hunt spent his boyhood in a small Indiana town and after two years in Chicago and three in Mexico he returned to another small mid-western town to edit the local paper. It was with this background that he came to New York City in 1916 and joined the staff of the The Sun. From New York he went to France and from there to Russia where for months he had the Revolution all to himself. Two trips around the world followed and several long sojourns in Europe.

One of his better-selling books was about his World War I experiences entitled Blown in By the Draft, published by Doubleday in 1918. His Untold Story of General MacArthur was based upon his war correspondence duties as he followed Douglas MacArthur through the Pacific. He is also portrayed in the movie Lawrence of Arabia as the war correspondent who made Lawrence famous in the west.

As a broadcaster, Hunt presented Frazier Hunt and the News on the CBS Radio Network in the early 1940s.

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