Bill Graham

[19 JUL 1930 - F1 - 20619 - 29 SEP 2016]

Bill Graham Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



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Bill Graham - Leanne and Howard Whittaker - Bill and
Jane Hadly - Kathy Graham {F-1 Mini - APR 2012]



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John Wing - Bill Graham - Leanne Whittaker - Howard Whittaker -
Bill and Jane Hadly - Kathy Graham and Sheila Wing [Apr 2011]



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Tommy West - Bill Graham - Bob Meisenheimer
[FL Mini - JUL 2010]



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Patty Page - Tommy West - Kathy Graham
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sybil Michalove - Patty Page - Tommy West - Kathy Graham -
Jim Drummond - Barb Blahuta [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Leanne Whittaker - Bill Graham - Howard Whittaker -
Don and Carole Buchwald [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill Graham - Dave Young - Jim Drummond - Howard Whittaker -
Jane Hadly - Ray Gunderson [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Leanne Whittaker - Kathy and Bill Graham
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill and Kathy Graham
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill Graham asleep on the river cruise
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill Graham at the Alamo
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Sandy Sanderson and Maren Palmer - Diana Davis -
Kathy Graham [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Don Buchwald - Bill Graham - Bill Hadly
[Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Jane Hadly - Carole and Don Buchwald - Bill
Graham - Bill Hadly [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Ray Gunderson - Jeanne Drummond - Sandy Sanderson and Maren Palmer - Diana Davis - Kathy Graham - Jim Drummond [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Maren Palmer - Diana Davis - Kathy Graham - Joe Davis -
George and Jan Kennebeck [Austin Mini - APR 2008]



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Bill and Kathy Graham and Phoebe
[MAR 2008]



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Kathy and Bill Graham 50th
[JUL 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Rear: Joe Davis - Sanderson - Buchwald - Kennebeck - Jim Johnson - Whittaker - Hadly - Drummond - Front: Auer - Bill Graham - Dave Young - Polly [F-1: 50th Reunion]



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Bill Graham and Al Bundren
[35th Reunion - NOV 1990]



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[25th Reunion - 1980]

Row 10: Bergen - Cathey - Chapman - Gamble - Todd Graham - Don Smith - ? - Polly - McCloskey - Row 9: Blitch - Secord - Jim Ryan - Wing - ? - Row 8: ? - Matuszak - Wayne Smith - ? - Fleeger - Lynn - Joe Franklin - Charlie Johnson - Gunderson - Row 7: Regnier - ? - Reed - Stone - Herren - Weaver - Matteson - Hayes - ? - Enslow - Cliff Jones - ? - Reid - Feagin - Row 6: Wargowsky - Lichtenberg - Sanderson - Baker - Dienst - McCullough - Schick - Ludwig - Soper - Bean - Shideler - Lenio - Pirkey - Row 5: Goldstein - Fralen - Le Cates - Meisenheimer - Wheeler - Horst - Whittaker ? - Cardillo - Page - Newton - Prater - Lucas - Row 4: ? - Sloan - Traut - Rich Miller - Hoeferkamp - Heye - ? - West - Bill Graham - Row 3: Andrews - Perkins - Gay - Pace - Olvey - Strati - Dugan - Jackson - Whtitaker ? - Ralph Henry - Gallup - Murray - Ewing - Fikaris - Row 2: Hornbarger - Al Edwards - Robinson - ? - Thorsen - Dickson - Vitty - Tom Phillips - Bill Anderson - Giddings - Jacobs - Dryer - Row 1: Bazilwich - Samos - Wray - Trobaugh - Brokenshire - Bossert - Hagedorn - Walton - Poirier - Hasbrouck - LaFrenz - Nourse - Malooley



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Bill Graham - Murray - Spaulding - Bullard x55 - Wing - Knieriem - West - Michalove - Regnier - Tom Phillips - Viney - Klung - Pond - Smor - Perritt x55 - Thorsen (seated) [Mini Reunion @ Thorsens - MAY 1970]



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Bill Graham
[1969]



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Carrie Lou Pollock - Patricia Manter - June Huston - Carol Roberts Buchwald - Kathy and Bill Graham - Bill Hadly - Dave Young - Don Buchwald - Les McChristian '56 - Ray Gunderson - Dick Kiefer (Kathy's brother USNA '55) [7 JUN 1955]



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Hadly - Kiefer - Gunderson - Kathy and Bill Graham -
Dave Young - McChristian - Buchwald [7 JUN 1955]



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F-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Becker - Gilpatrick - Joe Davis - Whittaker - Walt Ryan - Sanderson - 2nd Row: Buchwald - Jim Johnson - Terrio - 3rd Row: Bill Graham - Gunderson - LeCates - Polly - 4th Row: Auer - Hadly - Drummond (CO) - Dave Young - Kennebeck



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Bill Hadly - Bill Graham - Ray Gunderson
[Monmouth Park Race Track NJ - 1953]



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Joe Davis - Drummond - Hadly - Auer - Kennebeck - Walt
Ryan - Bill Graham - Polly - Gilpatrick - Luoma [1953]



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Gilpatrick - Bill Graham - Kennebeck -
White - Gunderson - Hadly [1952]



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Kathy and Bill Graham
[1951]



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Bill Graham
[1930]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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William Alexander Graham

William Alexander Graham, Jr. was born on 19 July 1930 in the District of Columbia and entered on 3 July 1951 from the National Guard. He was in Company F 1, graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in the US Army in the Infantry.


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William Alexander Graham

Memorial services will be held for William (Bill) Alexander Graham, 86, at Glenmoor's Crichton Hall in WGV, St. Augustine, FL, on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 4:00 pm.

He was born in Washington DC to William A. and Beulah E. (Ragan) Graham. He spent his early years in Arlington, VA, and developed an affinity for military life while a high school cadet at Washington-Lee High School. He moved to Vista, CA in 1947, and when the Korean War broke out, he entered the army as a PFC and served at Camp Cooke, CA. After passing the annual exam for the US Military Academy, he entered West Point the following June.

Bill married Kathleen Kiefer in the Old Cadet Chapel on the day he graduated from the West Point Academy in June, 1955. As a second lieutenant, he attended flight school in Texas in 1956. He received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1961.

During the "Cold War," Bill commanded a small flight detachment out of Ankara, Turkey. He went on to serve two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded numerous air medals, several bronze stars, the Purple Heart, and the Legion of Merit. In 1965, he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and was a test pilot until he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1976. He continued testing planes with Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, FL, before choosing to pursue a fifteen year career as an investment broker. Bill and his wife moved to St. Augustine from Vero Beach, FL. in 2010.

Bill passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016. A graveside service will be held at the West Point Academy at a future date.

Surviving family members include his wife of 61 years, Kathleen, their three daughters, Linda (Jeff) Wickham, Jennifer (John) Hulsberg, and Marjorie (Jack) Castagna, their six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and his sisters, Helen (Dick) Butler and Marilyn (Mike) Huttleston.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Bill's favorite charities were organizations researching Alzheimer's disease and cancer, Community Hospice, and the Humane Society.


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Memorial services will be held for William (Bill) Alexander Graham, 86, at Glenmoor’s Crichton Hall in World Golf Village, St. Augustine, FL, on Friday, October 14, 2016, at 2:30 pm.

Bill passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016. A graveside service will be held at the West Point at a future date.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Bill’s favorite charities were organizations researching Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, Community Hospice, and the Humane Society.


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