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Sandy Prairie (#46831199)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 7 days
Manilla Cemetery
Hello Ms. Prairie, I don't know the wherefores of the Manilla Cemetery but many of the the American Cemeteries in Europe have an adoption process. That may be why your uncle had flowers on his grave. You might contact the Sexton of the Cemetery and ask if there is an adoption process at that cemetery. If they do have the adoption process, I don't know if the Sexton would know who the adopter is, but she/he may. Worth a shot.

Also, you messaged me a long time ago about the request I made for a photo of a family member who is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing and told me you were going there in September and asked if I would like a photo and I replied that would be very kind of you to do that. The name was Matthew Gregorich and died in 1945. I'm pretty sure he would be on the Army Tablets of the Missing but that really is a guess. So I've made another request since I figured you are back by now and didn't have time to get to it.

Beautiful picture of your granddaughter at your uncles cross. Very moving just to see it. I'm sure it was even more so in person since you are related to him.

My best to all. Andi from WA State.

Added by klassikat on Oct 20, 2014 5:32 PM

Rebecca Wright
Manila American Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

I guess we can both thank our Dad's for surviving!

I sent my friend the list of the six requests I claimed yesterday, and it's possible she may have already taken them, if she has I'll just go ahead and post them. I did just send her an email, but it's almost 10pm there. I won't claim anymore until you have had a chance to claim and post what you have. I do have claims for: Hopkins, Kaeferstein, Runels, Esser, Craig and Mann.

Best regards,


Added by Rebecca Wright on Sep 14, 2014 7:50 AM

Rebecca Wright
RE: Manilla American Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

I'm in San Diego, California! That's wonderful that you can get there and take photos! Please do tell me which photos you have taken already and if they are ones that I claimed I will gladly "unclaim" them right away. I'm just happy that the photos are taken. My husband's uncle, Theodore Wright, lost his life after surviving the Bataan Death March while a POW at Camp O'Donnell. Thank you so much for your time in taking these photos.

Rebecca #47388083

Added by Rebecca Wright on Sep 14, 2014 7:27 AM

Rebecca Wright
RE: Carl Kaefentein Manilla American Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

I just claimed the photo of Carl Kaeferstein yesterday...I have a friend there in Manila who likes to earn a little extra money that takes the photos for me, and I do it in honor of my husband's uncle who is buried there as well.

If you have already taken the photo then please let me know right away and I will delete it from her list and I will unclaim it. Do you take the photos before you claim them? This list is really big now and there are so many, especially on the Tablets of the Missing that have requests for photos.


Best regards,

Rebecca #47388083

Added by Rebecca Wright on Sep 14, 2014 7:05 AM

Pamela Wilhelm
RE: William Wilhelm Manila American Cemetery
Hello Sandy,

Thank you so much! I would deeply appreciate pictures of my grandfathers grave. Another member did send some to me, but I would LOVE to have more.

Thank you,

Added by Pamela Wilhelm on Aug 25, 2014 6:10 PM

RE: Martin Schramm Manilla American Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

Please take photographs when you visit.

Thank you in advance for your help.


Added by Gary on Jul 07, 2014 9:07 PM

RE: Martin Schramm Manilla American Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

That would be great! To date, it is still an open request.

Take care and safe travels.


Added by Gary on Jul 05, 2014 6:37 AM

Rick Lawrence
Harold & Nyal Selby
Per your request - they brothers are connected. Thanks for the remindder as I had forgot to do this!

Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USMC/USAFR(RET)

Added by Rick Lawrence on Jul 04, 2014 5:09 AM

RE: Saint Benedict Cemetery
Well I have reached 80 yrs of age without ever having been called rude before. Just answer my question Do you want the duplicates removed?

Added by John P OCONNOR on Jun 25, 2014 3:26 PM

Saint Benedict Cemetery
Sandy I had permission from Msgr Leary from 1990. If I have a request from you not AR I will delete it

Added by John P OCONNOR on Jun 25, 2014 12:12 PM

RE: William Albright
Thank you Sandy for offering to look in the Philippines on your upcoming trip...which memorial are you referring to?

Added by Jupiter on Jun 18, 2014 7:08 PM

RE: Glenn Johnson Manila American Cemetery Philippines

Thank you for the offer for the pictures. If my photo requests are not fulfilled before September I would appreciate any photographs of the memorial with Glenn's name that you take at the Manila American Cemetery.

Added by Brian on Jun 16, 2014 12:26 AM

RE: Mark Houtkooprer Manila American Cemetery
That would be great Sandy; thank you!

Added by Ben on Jun 15, 2014 10:31 PM

Patrick Walsh Photo
Yes, thank you, I would very much like to see his stone and resting place. Here is all his information.

Pvt Patrick H Walsh (Memorial 56764137)
Birth: 1920
Saint Croix
Perry County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 21, 1942
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Plot J Row 4 Grave 16

Blessings ~ Christina

Added by Christina on Jun 15, 2014 7:58 PM

RE: mathew Gregorich Manila American Cemetery
Hi Ms. Prairie, Thank you for contacting me. Yes...if you are going, I would really appreciate a photo of his memorial on the Wall. Family will be ever so grateful. THANK YOU!!!

Added by klassikat on Jun 15, 2014 6:32 PM

RE: Augustus Byrd
Yes, it would be nice of you to take a photo. Thank you.

Added by Birdgirl on Jun 15, 2014 5:28 PM

Spencer Jones
RE: Picture
thank you :)

Added by Spencer Jones on Jun 15, 2014 3:53 PM

R Durschinger
RE: Manila American Cemetery Philippines
Dear Sandy, I have not yet received a pic for Allan. I greatly appreciate that you will attempt to locate it when you get to Manila. Please have a safe and wonderful trip and many successes as you are helping to fulfill as many requests as you can. Hopefully you will be able to locate Allan's but will understand your time constraints.

Added by R Durschinger on Jun 15, 2014 12:49 AM

Spencer Jones
RE: Manila American Cemetery
I would appreciate it if you could. Thank you.

Added by Spencer Jones on Jun 14, 2014 11:39 PM

Dan Oh
Limerick Garden of Memories
Although your posted entry passed away or lived
in Chester county, Limerick Garden of Memories Cemetery is in Montgomery county. You may want to delete your entry here, and go to the proper county- or not- Just a thought.

There are 100 entries made in that cemetery.

Added by Dan Oh on Mar 11, 2009 12:08 PM

Donald Robinson Jr
About Bernice
I added her not knowing she was already added. Thanks for thinking about her. I her grandson not sure who this is? see ya.

Added by Donald Robinson Jr on Jul 05, 2008 4:53 PM

Howard Robert Crawford
Horn Cemetery question
I have never heard the cemetery as Lutheran and any reference to it on the web is just "Horn Cemetery"

Added by Howard Robert Crawford on Jan 14, 2008 7:59 AM

Notre Dame Cemetery
Hi Sandy,

Thanks for the info I corrected my family members to the main vertual cemetery. I did not realize that there were 3 different choices for the same cemetery. Thanks Again. Happy Holidays


Added by Mark on Dec 14, 2007 2:39 PM


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