Lambda Xi Chapter History
The year 1977 proved to be an exciting one for international chapter development because Lambda Xi was charted at the Eighth United States Army (EUSA) Headquarters, Yongsan, Republic of Korea. This brotherly expansion under Grand Basileus Edward J. Braynon was a celebration for the Fraternity and especially for the Republic of Korea. While Lambda Xi’s application was initiated through the Third District Representative, Brother B.T. Garnett on October 20, 1974, it was not officially chartered until February 22, 1977. The eleven charter members consisted of Leroy C. Bell, Peter J. Baker, Curtis A. Baylor, Marshal F. Atkins, James H. Campbell, Thurman R. Hampton, James H. Jackson, Thomas G. Joiner, Henry L. Gibson, William J. Bryant, and Roosevelt Adams.
The Lambda Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was the first fraternal organization to be activated on the Korean Peninsula. For more than four decades, the Men of Lambda Xi have proudly served with distinction on the Korean Peninsula. We fully embrace our responsibilities in the Korean/US community. Whether assisting the less fortunate or uplifting those striving for academic excellence the wide range of talents and expertise amongst the brotherhood enable us to routinely take on task that most deem too difficult to accomplish.