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Marty Wells (#46917005)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 12 days
Joey Duckworth
RE: Howard Dietrich

I was contacted by the Center for History in South Bend on the Cpl. Dietrich photo that I donated earlier this year. I included you in the response back but it seems your email isn't working. Could you send me an email at I'm sure they will be very interested in putting your stories about him behind the photo.

Added by Joey Duckworth on Dec 18, 2012 4:36 PM

Wendy Hughes
Mary Reedy Beavers
Is there a headstone for Mary Reedy Beavers? Or does the cemetery records just says she is buried there. How do you know she is there.

Added by Wendy Hughes on Oct 10, 2012 1:49 PM

Joey Duckworth
Howard Dietrich
Email sent! Yeah my grandpa was briefly with the 17th Field Artillery before being transferred to the Army Air Corps prior to WW2. If you get the chance to visit that history center it would probably be good to have a relative confirm that picture is him and also to add those stories you have of him. Cpl. Dietrich was one of the first recipients of the newly introduced Citation Star (now known as the Silver Star).

Added by Joey Duckworth on May 29, 2012 3:50 PM

Joey Duckworth
RE: Howard Dietrich

I found the picture listed on ebay in October 2011 of all places by an antiques dealer in Indiana who was close to South Bend. The picture is pasted to a cardboard back and has "Howard Dietrich died in WW1 written on the cardboard back. From all indications it looked like it was taken from a family photo album because the picture was pasted to a cardboard back. I asked the dealer where he got it from but all he wouldn't say exactly where/who he got it from. My guess is he picked it up at an estate sale.

I'm just a history buff and am no relation to Dietrich but was able to pull some research on him through internet searches. As far as I know he was re-interred in South Bend after the war. The gravestone doesn't have a "In memory" marker so I'm thinking that is what happened from what I was able to tell. You may want to look into that though.

But seeing his service record with the 17th Field Artillery and all from WW1 was amazing so I purchased the picture to scan it and add it to the Find a Grave memorial as well as find somewhere it wouldn't fall into another dealer's hands again.

I donated the original picture earlier this year to the Center for History ( in South Bend, IN. They haven't added it to their online archives yet but you could contact the archivist there at (574) 235-9664, ext. 266. I can also email you a copy of the picture as it looks on here if you want.

Added by Joey Duckworth on May 26, 2012 8:21 AM

Sheila Morgan
Rodrick White Carothers
Thank you so very much Marty, for checking the cemetery for Rodrick White Carothers Stone. I'll make a note there is no stone. Sheila Morgan

Added by Sheila Morgan on Jul 06, 2011 7:53 PM

Verna Martino
Thank you so much! I would love it if you would post the other gravesite px and info.

Added by Verna Martino on Jun 29, 2011 4:46 PM

Verna Martino
Thank you very much for photographing the gravesite for Samuel Gable. It is truly appreciated!

Added by Verna Martino on Jun 29, 2011 7:52 AM

Jennifer Bennett Powers
Goit & Hecker
Thank you so much for the Posey Chapel photos! I really appreciate your time and effort!

Added by Jennifer Bennett Powers on Jun 28, 2011 4:09 PM

Rob Goff
RE: Za P.Scott headstone picture
Your Welcome. I also added for you the entry and photo of Gordon E. Scott. I do not know the relationship the Za Scott however, he is buried next to her. I hope you enjoy

Rob Goff

Added by Rob Goff on Jun 06, 2011 11:18 AM


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