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1st Lt John T Graham, Jr

1st Lt John T Graham, Jr

137th Infantry Regiment - Company F

John Thomas Graham, Jr, son of John Thomas and Dora Dean (Carr) Graham, was born in Alice, Texas on November 6, 1915. He married Dorothy Lou Culton on September 8, 1938 and the couple had 2 sons, J.T. Graham III and Knox Kulton Graham. 1st Lieutenant John T Graham served in Company F, 137th Infantry Regiment. He was Killed in Action July 12, 1944 during the battle for St Lo, France. He is buried at Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Texas.


The funeral for J. T. Graham, Jr., of Corpus Christi, Army infantry first lieutenant who was killed in action in France on July 12, 1944, will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. David S. Rose will officiate at the funeral and burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park under direction of Cage-Mills Funeral home. The family has requested that no flowers be sent.
Graham was the son of Tom Graham of this city and the husband of Mrs. Dorothy Lou Culton Graham. Other survivors are: two sons, J. T. Graham, III, and Knox Culton Graham; two sisters, Mrs. John R. Bowen, III of Dallas, and Mrs. Richard H. Rice, Corpus Christi; and two brothers, Burdette Graham and Jack W. Graham, both of Corpus Christi.

Lt. Graham was associated with his father in the oil business here before joining the Army in April, 1942. He was a graduate of the volunteer officers school at Fort Benning, Ga., and received basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He had been overseas only two months when he was killed.

Graham spent most of his youth in Corpus Christi and was graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1933. He was a member of the Rotary Club here when he entered the Army.

Corpus Christi (Texas) Times - June 4, 1948 - source - Find A Grave

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