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Old 05-30-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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Great Uncle's Name Inscribed on Memorial column.

Hello everyone. When I was a little boy, my mom and uncle always talked about my Great Uncle Edward Hunter who died as U.S. soldier in the Philippine Insurrection back in 1900.

The story goes that one night in the winter of 1900 my grandfather had a dream that his brother (Edward) was calling for help. The family were made to go outside on the farm I now live on, in South Central Indiana and look for Eddie because he was calling and needed his family.

After looking around the home and barns and not finding Eddie, they went back to bed. A few days later they received a telegram stating Edward died about the same time as my grandfather heard him calling.

Anyway a couple of weeks ago there was an article in our local paper saying that the editor while researching another story, came across a newspaper article and letter written about Edwards death. The letter from Edward to my Great grandfather, his dad, stated that he was fine sorry he wouldn't be home in time to vote, but would have voted for President McKinley and any other Republican running for office.

We have several tall Sandstone columns as a memorial to all those from our county who have lost there lives in battle over all wars.

Edward Hunter's name was added to one of the columns along with the inscription of the letter to his dad.

My brother and his wife along with myself and my wife and our children and grandchildren attended today's one hour long ceremony.

They also talked about the counties Vietnam war casualties. Most of whom I went to school with or knew. Everyone should attend a ceremony for our service men to remember what today is really about.

Thank you to all members of the armed forces who have served our country.
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Dan, thank you for sharing that family story with us, I feel privileged to read it.
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Dan, thank you for sharing that family story with us, I feel privileged to read it.
I wholeheartedly agree! And "thank you" to all of our veterans!
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