Frazier, Jim

​Jim Frazier lived an eventful life as a restaurateur and long-time employee of Safety Kleen, with an active family of five children. His oldest, Jacob (Jake) Frazier, joined the Illinois Air National Guard in 1998, and was assigned to the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron. Jake worked as a Tactical Air Combat Controller and deployed to Afghanistan in early 2003, assigned to a Special Forces A-team working in Helmand Province. In late March Jake was killed while on patrol. Jim talks at length about Jake, about his funeral, and about the struggles that Jim went through following that tragic event.