William Franklin "Billy" Graham
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
November 7, 1918
World War Two
Extolling the virtues of pious obediance to authority
Graham owed his prominence to a whim of William Randolph Hearst, who ordered his newspapers in 1949 to "puff" the preacher. We understand it was a case of mumps that caused him to be "passed over" during the draft for WW II — divine intervention?