Columnist features veteran with Knox connections

From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)

Columnist Bill McClellan writes: Edward W. Bilhorn was born in April 1918. He was raised in Webster Groves. He attended the University of Illinois and majored in mechanical engineering. He was in the ROTC… In April 1942, before shipping overseas, he married a young woman he had met on a blind date at a fraternity party. Elizabeth was from the south side of Chicago. At the time she met at Edward, she was a student at Knox College in Galesburg. She graduated from Knox in 1941…

Edward died in June 1973. His death came at a busy time for the family. Here is the way that week broke down: Saturday, Terry graduated from Knox College. Tuesday, Edward died. His body was cremated. In the hectic week after Edward’s death, nobody picked up his ashes… The unclaimed ashes came to the attention of a project called Missing in America… So on Thursday [October 25, 2012] the children of Edward Bilhorn [including James, Knox Class of 1969 and Terry, Knox Class of 1973] gathered in the chapel at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery… It was a nice service in a lovely setting… Read more…