STEVE, GRAHAM B. PURCELL'S NAME MAY BE FAMILIAR TO YOU, EVEN IF YOU AREN'T AWARE OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS -- BECAUSE THE DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE IS NAMED AFTER HIM.
PURCELL SAYS HE'S HONORED BY THE RECOGNITION.
AFTER GRADUATING FROM TEXAS A & M, HE SERVED AS A SECOND LIETUENANT IN THE ARMY AND WITH THE 9TH CAVALRY ... WAS PART OF THE U-S ARMY SHOW ... AND WAS STATIONED IN ITALY THROUGH ITALY'S LIBERATION.
PURCELL GRADUATED FROM BAYLOR LAW SCHOOL AND THEN SERVED AS A JUDGE, A U-S REPRESENTATIVE, AN ATTORNEY AND LOBBYIST.
MANY OF PURCELL'S FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDED TODAY'S CEREMONY -- INLUCDING HIS GRANDSON, GRAHAM PURCELL THE THIRD, WHO IS STATIONED AT FORT SILL.
Graham B. Purcell Jr.
Greatest Generation Award Recipient
"It just makes me feel proud to be part of this country - the greatest country in history, in the world. 40 and i realize that and i'm just proud of it that's all really proud."
2Lt. Graham Purcell III
"He has just been a longstanding example in the community of someone that has sacrified and given back and he and his wife nancy - they've just been an inspriation to so many people. 52
WICHITA COUNTY JUDGE WOODY GOSSOM SAID HE'S ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO PURCELL ... AND WICHITA FALLS MAYOR GLENN BARHAM PROCLAIMED TODAY "GRAHAM PURCELL DAY" IN WICHITA FALLS.
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