During the closing years of the War, John Wesley Graham served in the US Army, 661st Port Co. in Camp Amirabad, two miles from Tehran, Iran.
Part of the effort to support "An Act to Further the Defense
of the United States” (Public Law 77-11), a plan began in September 1941, President Roosevelt ordered the creation of the U.S. Military Iranian Mission (Persian Gulf Command).
Roosevelt later inspected Camp Amirabad while attending the Tehran Conference.
Sargent Graham's story is known and told at the museum about his time in Iran during the twilight of the War. After his service, Graham later supported the railroad in Wood River, E. Alton, and Alton.