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Edward Hanrahan


Edward Hanrahan enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 as a combat medic, and served in the Kumwha and Chorwon areas in Korea. He was part of the outpost Tom, Dick, and Harry. Edward attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and joined the Army Reserves. Edward served a total of 6 years for the Army and the Active Army Reserves.

Ed faithfully served as Chaplin for the Outpost Harry Survivors Association.

Ed Hanrahan

Ed Hanrahan wrote the following shortly before he passed on.

Edward J. Hanrahan, Jr., age 81, of Plymouth, formerly of South Boston, died Thursday January 3, 2013 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. He was the loving brother of William Hanrahan of South Boston, and the late Margaret Slathe of Quincy. He is also survived by one niece, Elaine Joyce, and two grand nephews, Brian and David Joyce. Born November 14, 1931 in Boston, son of the late Edward J. Sr. and Grace (Daley) Hanrahan. Edward attended the Boston Public School Systems and graduated from the Boston English High School in 1950. He attended service schools and Bentley College before he enlisted in the United States Army in 1952 as a combat medic, where he served in the areas of Kumwha and Chorwon Korea. He was part of the outpost Tom, Dick, and Harry. Edward attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and joined the Army Reserves. Edward served a total of 6 years for the Army and the Active Army Reserves. Afterwards, he worked for Boston Edison as a senior supervisor for 34 years before retiring. Edward would like to thank the wonderful Kang family for their friendship, love, and help throughout the years. He would also like to express gratitude to Don Chase, and Rhonda and Bob Gloodt for their loving friendship. Edward also leaves two dear friends Zenna Mihoran and Kerry Green.

A visitation will be held at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St. Plymouth, on Monday January 7th from 4:00 till 7:00 pm. Funeral from the Cartmell Funeral Home at 9:00 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bonaventures Church in Manomet at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne at 11:30.


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Rhonda McAuliffe Gloodt

Ed Hanrahan was the closest thing I had to a father. In the early 90's, I had written Graybeards Korean War magazine asking if any of the veterans knew my father, Ronald G. Bradley, who is MIA from the Battle on Outpost Harry on June 11th, 1953 in Korea. Ed was a medic in the area at this time and had contact with my dad's unit. He did not know my dad but he asked Walden Storie if he knew him and Walden remembered my father. Both Walden and my father were young married men and had this in common. Most of the young men fighting over there were single. Ed convinced Walden that he should write to me about my dad and this was the beginning of a wonderful friendship with Ed, Walden and the men who survived and belonged to the Outpost Harry Survivors Association.

Ed, Walden and I spoke over the phone and then we finally met in Chicago at an Out Post Harry Survivors Reunion. The rest is History. Our family had many visits to Florida each year with Ed and the reunion of the Outpost Harry Men was always something to look forward to. We all have so many friends there.

Ed was the Chaplin for the Outpost Harry Survivors Association. When a member would pass away, Ed took it upon himself to make a remembrance book for the family of the deceased. He would gather up as much info as he could along with pictures and bring the books to the reunion to share with the individual members. After the reunion he would mail the books to the families. He also had their names added to the Outpost Harry memorial plaque. Ed's eyesight was terrible and he did not have a computer. He accomplished these tasks the old fashion way, by writing letters. He put much effort and care into these remembrance books!

Ed loved gardening. He always had his yard filled with trees, plants, and flowers and he enjoyed his life on Manomet. He also loved to fish and catch lobster. Since Ed did not eat either he had many neighbors who enjoyed his catch of the day. Ed was always only a phone call away and he enjoyed telling jokes, he had such a great sense of humor. He always had a positive attitude about life. I will greatly miss him.

With Love,

Rhonda McAuliffe Gloodt


 

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