A friend called me yesterday to tell me that Franklin Graham's son Edward, was injured in Iraq. She knew that we always send shoe boxes at Christmas with Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse ministry and thought we would want to know. She said the article was in the Houston Chronicle, but I couldn't find it on Chron.com. I did find it in the Asheville Citizen Times online edition. We'll be praying for him and his men.
Graham’s son wounded in Iraq
By John Boyle
March 14, 2007 12:15 am
Capt. Edward Graham, an Army Ranger and the youngest son of the Rev. Franklin Graham, has sustained shrapnel wounds to his arms, legs and back in Iraq.
The elder Graham announced Saturday in Toronto that his son, a 27-year-old West Point graduate, had been injured.
“We know that he is fine and has asked for prayers for his men,” said Franklin Graham’s spokesman, Jeremy Blume, adding that he had no more details on the incident. “Rangers aren’t allowed to disclose much information — even where he is.”
Franklin Graham heads the Samaritan’s Purse international relief organization in Boone, as well as his father’s Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte.
Asheville resident Glenn Wilcox, a close friend of the Graham family, said Edward Graham is serving his second tour in Iraq and that Franklin Graham is extremely proud of him.
“He’s a very fine, outstanding young man, but very tough and very sure of himself,” Wilcox said. “I’ve never met anyone I was more impressed with than Edward. And he loves it — he’s really committed to the United States, to West Point and to doing his job the very best he can.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.