Edna Purviance's bio

June 6, 2018 - Re-editing Edna Purviance's family biography 2nd Draft. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Major Fouad Khalil Aide, longtime Edna and Charlie fan

Major Fouad Khalil Aide
Longtime Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance fan

Today, very saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance fan, Major Fouad Khalil Aide. Major Aide has written to Edna's for years and it was always great to hear from him. Major Aide and his wife, both loved Edna, and he will be missed in the circle of Edna fans, worldwide. Our heart felt condolences to his family... Linda Wada, ednapurviance.org/com

About Major Fouad Khalil Aide (from tribute site):
Fouad was commissioned from the University of Texas ROTC Program in 1953. He served as a Military Police Officer for his twenty years in the Army. He served three tours of duty in Viet Nam, with one year as an Infantry Officer. He was recalled to active duty for service in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He was attached to the FBI on their Terrorism Task Force because of his expertise in the various Arabic dialects and cultures. He was fluent in Arabic, Spanish and Vietnamese and had a good working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese and French. He was the Chief, International Military Student Office of USAMPS for 33 years. Some of Major Aide’s awards and decorations include three awards of the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with seven campaigns. For his combat service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

First email and a few others, over the years...

I am a big Charles Chaplin fan. I have many of his films on 8mm film. I have recently purchased the available films on DVD. However there are a number of his films that are not included in these DVDs.

I would appreciate any help you can give me in finding the following Chaplain films on DVD.
1.Mabel at the Wheel,

2. Caught in the Rain,
3. Her Friend the Bandit,
4. Mabel's Busy day,
5.The Property Man,
6. Gentleman of Nerve,
7. His Trysting Place,
8. His Prehistoric Past,
9. The Professor,
10.How to Make Movies,
11. Show People.

If I am able to obtain them, I would have a almost complete collection of his films. He is the best of the best. Your listings are outstanding in providing excellent information on him.

You are to be commended. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Happy Easter. Maj. Fouad K. Aide (US Army)

Others over the years...

"I thought that you were a youngster. I was born in 1931. Served 44 years in the US Army, had 3 combat tours in Vietnam and served a year in the first Gulf War. SO I can remember many different decades. Have a great week Linda" - Fouad

Hi Linda, Thank you for the heads up. Will check out the site. Looking forward to seeing the Edna site. PLMK when you get it running.

Thanks again Linda. I'm looking forward to getting the Keystone films. I know you are also. Regards,

Hi Linda,
Will buy the first copy of your second book. PLMK when it will be out.

Hi Linda,
...I wish we could meet someday. We have the same interests. My wife and I love Edna.

Hi Linda,
That is great news. PLMK when you have more info on the dates. Have a great week. I am happy to know that I am one of your special Edna fans.

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