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LT. JAMES E. GRAHAM - Obituary

Lieut. James E. Graham

Monday, Sept 13, 1943

The E L Review


Lieut. James E. Graham Had Served At Pearl Harbor

Lieut. James E. Graham of Newell, 24, a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, died Wednesday at Camp Bouse, Ariz., according to the word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Graham of Washington st., Newell.

The cause of his death is not known and funeral arrangements are incomplete.

The young officer, prior to his army induction on July 7, 1941, was a member of the army engineer corps; river and harbor division and was stationed at Huntington, W Va. He received his basic training at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and served nine months in Hawaii.

He returned to Ft. Belvoir to study for officer’s training, and was awarded his commission Oct. 28, 1942. Before being assigned to Camp Bouse, he served at Ft. Knox and Camp Campbell, Ky.

Lieut. Graham was a graduate of the Wells High school in 1937, the Jordan Deisel school of Pittsburgh and attended Robert Morris School of Accounting, Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Newell Presbyterian church where he served as a deacon.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Lecklider of Barberton and Mrs. Lewis Yanascek of Cleveland.

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