A monument to Air Force Col. Edgar Whitcomb

North Vernon, IN

Some lives are worth commemorating because of the inspiration they give to future generations. Ed Whitcomb is one of those.

From his dramatic escape out of the Philippines during World War II, to abandoning politics for the thrills of sailing solo around the world, Whitcomb is an explorer with an independence that makes him a truly unconventional and unique Hoosier.

In the twilight of life Ed has settled in the small Ohio River town of Rome, Ind. - populaton 36 - where he enjoys a quiet life with his wife Evelyn, far away from the tall buildings and boardrooms that define many former governors.

"Friends of Ed Whitcomb," through the Jennings County Community Foundation, is raising funds for a bust, monument and scholarships honoring Ed's accomplishments as an inspiration for all of our young people to follow.

Help us commemorate a life worth emulating. Go to: http://www.friendsofedwhitcomb.com

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