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In honor of Alvin Elke, Army- Served in Korea
Hometown: Jordan
(Submitted January 16, 2010 by Dan Elke)

Alvin was my Uncle. I did not get to know him due to circumstances beyond control. Alvin left High School early to serve in Korea. He was shot multiple times and received the Purple Heart. While recovering he was diagnosed with cancer and ended up coming back home where he finished High School and eventually succumbed to the effects of the cancer. I see pictures of him and some friends in Korea and have heard stories of their courage and selflessness. They were all truly heroes, worth our admiration and deserving of our gratitude.


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