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dan smith (#47050984)
 member for 5 years, 9 months, 26 days
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I Remember When
RE: general thomas h barry
I thought so and submitted it to Find A Grave to do that. They must have not felt the same way. Personally I thought I had done an acceptable job on writing it up. Go figure.
~Nancy

Added by I Remember When on Apr 05, 2011 10:12 AM

Sarah Bitter
FAMOUS or Veterans
I believe that Find A Grave should have a special marking that would honor our loved ones that have served their country. Not just Generals..

Maybe you can campaign for a special marking system that would honor those who have served their country.

FAMOUS? I do not believe they are FAMOUS.
Heroes YES and there should be something for that on Find A Grave - TO honor anyone that has served their country.

Unless our loved ones are well known by others because they are in the Movies, History Books or news of their day. Then maybe and only then they should have the FAMOUS Gold Stars ..
But just receiving the rate of General NO I do not believe this is a reason for a Gold Star. During the Civil War there were more generals just because they attended West Point then there really should have been in my personal opinion... The ranking of General, and other ranks were given to someone during the Civil War for many reasons not like they are today. When you must earn each rank from time served and effort.

Added by Sarah Bitter on Apr 05, 2011 10:06 AM

Sarah Bitter
RE: general devol
Can you please tell me which memorial you are talking about? Please give me the Memorial ID Number.

Added by Sarah Bitter on Apr 05, 2011 9:40 AM

Bill McKern
RE: general sumner
You mean General Samuel S. Sumner, Memorial # 30861204?

I'll try to upgrade him to famous and see if the site administrators agree.

You'll probably want to consider deledting the photo you added to the page for Sumner, which is more like a flowers and note contribution that a grave photo.

You can keep checking the page to see if the administrators make the upgrade to "famous".

Regards,

Bill McKern

Added by Bill McKern on Apr 05, 2011 7:49 AM

Leon Edmund Basile
General McCain
Thank you for your message. I have just written to the administators at Find a Grave, to see if they would consider memorial #24193258 as "Famous." If they do, and put that memorial under Famous, I will let you know. Thank you.

Added by Leon Edmund Basile on Apr 05, 2011 7:29 AM

Patricia
Sorry about duplications
Having network problems and I didn't think it was posting because my network was down. Sorry for taking up the whole page!! Please feel free to delete the duplicates.

Added by Patricia on Apr 03, 2011 2:21 PM

Patricia
RE: general david wooster
Hi Dan,

I think the gold stars are for fame more than importance and while I believe Gen. Wooster should be held in highest esteem for his patriotism, dedication and the ultimate sacrifice of his life while helping to establish a free country, he is undoubtedly one of many unsung heroes. Most people have never heard of him; his name is not in the history books along with Paul Revere, Patrick Henry or even Benedict Arnold, so I don't think the stars would honor him as he is not world famous.

Perhaps FindAGrave should initiate another system for exceptional patriots, or for those killed in military combat or civil line of duty (i.e., police officers). No voting stars would be necessary, but a little something special beside the name would show the person deserves to be honored.

While all of our departed loved ones are special to us, I think it would be nice if there were something special to show the veterans of foreign wars, indicating the conflict in which they were involved (WWII, Korea, Vietnam Nam, Desert Storm, etc.).

I took photos of two gravestones the other day in the National Cemetery. It broke my heart to read their bios. Killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, neither of them had yet reached 25 years of age.

Added by Patricia on Apr 03, 2011 2:07 PM

Patricia
RE: general david wooster
Hi Dan,

I think the gold stars are for fame more than importance and while I believe Gen. Wooster should be held in highest esteem for his patriotism, dedication and the ultimate sacrifice of his life while helping to establish a free country, he is undoubtedly one of many unsung heroes. Most people have never heard of him; his name is not in the history books along with Paul Revere, Patrick Henry or even Benedict Arnold, so I don't think the stars would honor him as he is not world famous.

Perhaps FindAGrave should initiate another system for exceptional patriots, or for those killed in military combat or civil line of duty (i.e., police officers). No voting stars would be necessary, but a little something special beside the name would show the person deserves to be honored.

While all of our departed loved ones are special to us, I think it would be nice if there were something special to show the veterans of foreign wars, indicating the conflict in which they were involved (WWII, Korea, Vietnam Nam, Desert Storm, etc.).

I took photos of two gravestones the other day in the National Cemetery. It broke my heart to read their bios. Killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, neither of them had yet reached 25 years of age.

Added by Patricia on Apr 03, 2011 1:28 PM

Patricia
RE: general david wooster
Hi Dan,

I think the gold stars are for fame more than importance and while I believe Gen. Wooster should be held in highest esteem for his patriotism, dedication and the ultimate sacrifice of his life while helping to establish a free country, he is undoubtedly one of many unsung heroes. Most people have never heard of him; his name is not in the history books along with Paul Revere, Patrick Henry or even Benedict Arnold, so I don't think the stars would honor him as he is not world famous.

Perhaps FindAGrave should initiate another system for exceptional patriots, or for those killed in military combat or civil line of duty (i.e., police officers). No voting stars would be necessary, but a little something special beside the name would show the person deserves to be honored.

While all of our departed loved ones are special to us, I think it would be nice if there were something special to show the veterans of foreign wars, indicating the conflict in which they were involved (WWII, Korea, Vietnam Nam, Desert Storm, etc.).

I took photos of two gravestones the other day in the National Cemetery. It broke my heart to read their bios. Killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, neither of them had yet reached 25 years of age.

Added by Patricia on Apr 03, 2011 1:25 PM

Denise Bowman Flynn
Transfer
Would you like me to transfer Nathaniel and Mamie Foster's memorials to you?

Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Mar 10, 2011 2:54 PM

Denise Bowman Flynn
RE: about his parents
Hi Dan,

I'll see what I can find, tomorrow.

Denise

Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Mar 09, 2011 8:00 PM

Denise Bowman Flynn
RE: about nathaniel foster
Interesting story.

Please send any corrections or additions through the SAC option.

Thank You

Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Mar 09, 2011 5:28 PM

Wilda Graves Patterson
RE: carrie or carie lovvo ?
More info is needed to discern your message to me If I entered this person, in what cemetery did you find her, and what is the memorial number?

Added by Wilda Graves Patterson on Mar 07, 2011 2:35 PM

Kathy Thompson
Carrie in Paducah, KY
Sorry I cant help you. I have no idea about any of it.

Added by Kathy Thompson on Mar 07, 2011 12:06 PM

Denise Bowman Flynn
RE: fannie foster
I don't see a Fannie Foster. If you would, please go to her memorial and send the requst through the Send A Correction option.

Thank You

Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Mar 07, 2011 12:04 PM

Denise Bowman Flynn
RE: mamie
I've linked her to her spouse.

Added by Denise Bowman Flynn on Mar 07, 2011 12:04 PM

Gilbert Pico
RE: william ullmer
thank you for that link to the Virtual Wall.
I have not found his burial site yet.
I will certainly let you know when I do.

Added by Gilbert Pico on Dec 23, 2010 7:50 PM

Gilbert Pico
RE: pfc william arthur ullmer
There are 17 Ullmer names in the National Cemeteries, but I don't find any William yet.

Here is the link to the Nationwide Gravesite Locator website run by the
United States Department of Vetern Affairs

http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Added by Gilbert Pico on Dec 23, 2010 8:22 AM

KEW
RE: hi kathy
Dan,

I have added your brother to my DCHS virtual cemetery, there is no need to transfer him to me and that would have to be done by the person that memorialized him (think you said it was his daughter).

Thanks for the info..

Kathy

Added by KEW on Jul 03, 2010 10:14 PM

Shirley Hogue
Larry Steadman
I'm glad I could help. He sounds like he was an outstanding person and a great friend. If you need any more pictures just let me know.

Shirley

Added by Shirley Hogue on Sep 24, 2008 7:32 AM

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