When author Fred Gross began his “dogging” days in Oceanside, New York, in February of 1978, Alpha Omega Theta was already a powerful brotherhood with chapters in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, Freeport, and the main chapter in Valley Stream as well as Middletown Connecticut.
There was a lot of turmoil and violence among high school fraternities which led to the banning of fraternities and reinforced the public’s negative perception of these ultra violent suburban gangs with fancy Greek letter names, but Fred Gross states with pride that Alpha Omega Theta Fraternity turned young men into outstanding adults, with a combined roster of doctors, lawyers, accountants, contractors, businessmen, proprietors, military men, athletes, and even Hollywood stars.
Fred Gross delivers a remarkable history of the fraternity’s beginnings and its founders’ headstrong determination at becoming “first, last, always.” After the fraternity began on October 16, 1946, the founders strived for excellence.
By the 1970´s Alpha Omega Theta as well as other Greek letter high school cliques became violent surburbam street gangs. For more information on AOT by the book Fraternal Brotherhood here at http://www.xlibris.com/FraternalBrotherhood or visit our websites at http://www.fraternalbrotherhood.com and http://www.alphaomegatheta.com
Author Fred Gross is an alumnus of the Oceanside chapter of Alpha Omega Theta in New York. Fred was inducted into AOT at the age of fourteen. After attending an Oceanside AOT chapter reunion in 2004 Fred decided to build a website dedicated to his old fraternity. After alphaomegatheta.com went live Fred became flooded with e mails, photographs and old stories. Two years later Fred organized a multi chapter AOT reunion to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of AOT and invited the founding AOT brothers from Brooklyn. The response he received from the many AOT brothers spanning six decades encouraged Fred to write this book to document the history of his old fraternity and fraternity life on Long Island. Fred Gross has lived on Long Island his whole life and still resides in Nassau County with his family.