Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors decorated World War II Army veteran Eddie Graham of Wichita and formerly from Hutchinson.  During his service from 1941 to 1946, Eddie survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines.  In 1942 the Imperial Japanese Army forcibly transferred American and Filipino P.O.W.’s, many of them died.  Not Eddie.  After the war, Eddie was a self-employed carpenter, loved playing cards, was married to his wife for 48 years and was active in his church.  Last week, Eddie passed away, weeks away from his 102nd birthday.  Thank you Eddied for your service.

 

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