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Retired Lt. Col. James Graham

When Lt. Col. Rick Graham found an Afghan child in need of medical care, he knew who to call on for help--his father, retired Lt. Col. James Graham, a 28-year member of the Army National Guard. "If anyone was going to know how to help this child, I figured it was him." James Graham and his wife, ROberta, immediately raised the funds to bring the child, Quadrat, and his father, Hakim, to the United States for the heart surgery the boy needed. When Quadrat passed away after his return to Afghanistan, James and Roberta Graham raised $13,000 to help Hakim build a clinic and school in his village in Quadrat's honor and name. The school and the clinic continue to grow today with James Graham's assistance.

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Title Annotation:Retired Lt. Col. James Graham
Publication:Soldiers Magazine
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2011
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