Brother Lee Dickson was a 65-year member of Alpha Lodge. After leaving leaving Framingham in 1953, he served in U.S. Army for 30 years (1953 - 1983). He served in Vietnam, and received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal.
As an Army Colonel and veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he was the head of army clubs and hotels worldwide. He frequently sent officers to participate in the week-long leadership conference organized by the School. Highlights of his career include Operations Officer & J4 of MACV, Vietnam, Assistant Professor of Military Science (URI), Commander 95th S&S Battalion, Germany, G4 Delta Regional Assistance Command Vietnam, Army Director of Club Management. Co-Author "Riverine Operations" Army Training Text 31-75 ("67) and Military Review article (8/67) "Army Forces in Riverine Operations. Brother Dickson will be interred at Arlington National Cemetary on October 11, 2018. Freedom Military Lodge #1775 will be conducting the ceremony with the Master, Junior Warden, Chaplain, Junior Steward, and two members of Alpha Lodge in attendance.
In the words of his colleagues: "During his tenure at Florida International University he served as assistant, associate and interim dean of Hospitality. He was a selfless leader who always put students and his faculty at the forefront. He led the school through many changes and rapid growth. Dean Dickson also managed various programs, including an FIU hospitality branch at Broward College. He was in charge of facilities and operations and was instrumental during the early days of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival., He always found time to give individual attention to students who needed academic assistance or personal guidance.
Once he retired from the Army, he became a faculty member at Florida International University, Miami for where he spent 25 years (1983 - 2008). He retired in Pembroke Pines, FL, where he lived for 34 years.n."