WW II Vet in Hall of Honor

An Ardmore veteran of World War II was inducted into the Military Memorial Museum's Hall of Fame Monday. Ted Spurgeon flew on a bomber and survived being shot down and a prisoner of war camp.

More than 100 people gathered at the Ardmore Convention Center this afternoon to welcome Second Lieutenant Theodore Spurgeon into the hall of honor. His name will be added to a plaque on display at the Military Memorial Museum in Ardmore.

The veteran said he never knew he had so many friends. Still, he hesitates when he hears the word “hero.”

After his time in the Army, Lt. Spurgeon worked for American Airlines and later worked as a contractor. He's now active in the Red Cross. The veteran even responded to several disasters in Galveston, San Francisco, and here at home in Oklahoma.