Wilbert Gresham was killed March 8, 1967
A county serviceman who was killed in action will be honored this week.
Wilbert James Gresham was killed in action in Vietnam, while serving in the U.S. Army on March 8, 1967.
On Friday at 1 p.m., Senator Roger Thompson, Leon Anderson of Grayson, and VFW Post 539 members from Henryetta will be un- veiling two signs that are located on Hwy. 266 near Grayson in memory of Gresham.
Gresham was born April 23, 1946, to Daisy and Alonzo Gresham. He attended Hoffman Elementary and Grayson High School.
Those who knew Gresham remember him as an excellent artist, and was blessed to be ambidextrous, meaning he could draw and write with both hands.
Gresham attended what was known formerly as Okmulgee Tech College, now known as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.
Gresham was called into service for his country, where while serving in the United States Army, he gave the ultimate sacrifice. He died at the age of 20.