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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 14 days
Louis E. Andrus # 56338710

Thank you very much for the photos, and if the GPS coordinates came from you, thank you for those too. The cemetery looks beautiful.

It has to be a difficult time to be in France, even if you are not in Paris. I hope you and yours are safe and sound.


Added by Carol on Nov 17, 2015 4:01 PM

Leroy Higley
tombstone pic
I appreciate getting a photo of Lloyd Higley's marker. He was a Veteran, surprised that he does not have a Military marker. In Ohio the Military markers are usually placed within 60 days.

Added by Leroy Higley on Nov 15, 2015 5:26 AM

Larry Mills
RE: Padilla, Adolph Rudy
Thank you.

Added by Larry Mills on Nov 06, 2015 5:15 PM

Larry Mills
RE: Padilla, Adolph Rudy
Thank you.

Added by Larry Mills on Nov 06, 2015 5:14 PM

Joan Gill
RE: Robert L Schafer
I have no info on LDS ward, missionary stuff, etc. My friend Candy Kammerman does these searches for me. My nephews did the posthumous thingy. I believe he was not of the church when he was alive. Neither was wife Jennie.

I can send you an invite to my Ancestry tree, so you can what I have on Robert.

Added by Joan Gill on Nov 03, 2015 7:27 PM

Joan Gill
Robert L Schafer
also, my Mormon connection:

I was able to check on religious ordinances for Robert. From what I found, it does not appear the Robert joined the LDS Church while he was alive. The same appears to apply to his wife Jennie. However, it appears that relatives have done those ordinances posthumously for them.

Added by Joan Gill on Nov 03, 2015 5:58 PM

Joan Gill
RE: Robert L Schafer (86127546)
I saw the NARA record for a Schafer, John, Utah, with much coding that is unusual, his serial #06521295 is correct, but he's not from Maine, or divorced, unless I missed something. He's definitely from Denmark. I have found similar coding on others in the NARA record. I'm not impressed with the big merge.

Why does Robert have two military records?

I have not found a monument request, maybe you can help. I've run out of steam with him.

Laurits? where does that come from?


Added by Joan Gill on Nov 03, 2015 5:56 PM

Joan Gill
RE: Robert L Schafer (86127546)
Thanks for your reply and compliment!

Robert immigrated to Utah where he enlisted the first year he was there. Also, he was 11th Ordinance, and it is "18th" on the monument.

So - is it the right person? I have a Mormon connection who is working on Robert for me. Finding the monument request would be invaluable.

Today I will research Robert's doppelganger - the guy with the same birth/death dates that lived in California.

Stay tuned ...

Jo Gill

Added by Joan Gill on Oct 29, 2015 10:12 AM

Joan Gill
Robert L Schafer (86127546)
I posted a rather long bio for Robert using the edit function for his memorial. He immigrated from Denmark to Utah, and joined the Army for life. He was at Pearl Harbor. I do not know why his monument has "California" on it. It is the correct person, dates and marriage are correct. So I'm still searching for the answer to that one. No info in AAD, even though I have his serial number. He was my step-mother's husband. I'm working on linking all of the family members - there are LOTS of them. Thanks for your time.

Added by Joan Gill on Oct 28, 2015 6:01 PM

Edwin Jones
Many thanks for another great picture!

Added by kck on Oct 20, 2015 1:52 PM

Sam Brown
Thanks so much for the picture!

Added by kck on Oct 18, 2015 6:40 AM

Dan Phelan
RE: Cambridge
Hi again Mike,
Glad to know--and as always--Russ Pickett and I always greatly appreciate the help.
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD

Added by Dan Phelan on Oct 18, 2015 6:23 AM

Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Thank you for the edits and updates to the memorials. I do appreciate al that you do in behalf of the veterans and their families.

Added by mickyo on Oct 06, 2015 9:57 AM

RE: Walter Locking
Hi Michael
Sorry for the long delay in thanking you for taking this photo for me. Somehow I missed the notification email. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Added by fml52 on Oct 05, 2015 5:06 PM

Mindy Lammert
Thank You

Thank You, My grandmother will be so happy to see this.


Added by Mindy Lammert on Sep 27, 2015 11:04 PM

Annie Duckett Hundley
Joe Remedios Carrera Jr.
Hi Michael,

I always place the source for obituaries (I create bios from the info found in obit) at the bottom of the bio. In this case, Premier Funeral Services. I checked his obit again. Sure enough, services with military honors was held at Utah State Veterans Memorial Park. Perhaps he was not buried there after the service...but that would make it the first service held at a cemetery that was not also buried there in all the memorials I've created so far. Time will tell. Until then, I will remove his memorial from that cemetery. Thanks.

Annie ;)

Added by Annie Duckett Hundley on Sep 24, 2015 3:47 AM

Brian Arthur Hill
Samuel Orchard Goodman
The above person is related to me via my 2 x great grand aunt, Emma Cobb, whom he married in 1877.
I would be grateful if you would allow me to use the photo of their gravestone.
You will be credited as the owner of the image.
Brian A Hill

Added by Brian Arthur Hill on Sep 21, 2015 11:06 PM

John Webber
RE: 147215333
Mike thank you so much. Your photos are an education in appreciation. I learn of our wonderful Brothers and Sisters in arms.

Added by John Webber on Sep 13, 2015 12:00 PM

Shelley Ramsey
Grave Marker - Jerry Bishop
Thanks so much for your timely response for my request for the headstone for Jerry Bishop. I guess the timeframe is too quick to have the actual headstone placed. I will make an additional requestt in a couple of months, hoping by then it will be.

Blessings to you Michael,
Shelley Ramsey

Added by Shelley Ramsey on Sep 11, 2015 11:39 AM

Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
Penfield Collins
Thank you for the heads up, Mike! While the obituary places him at UVMP, a search shows he's actually interred at Ogden City Cemetery. I'd never have known, so thank you!

Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Sep 06, 2015 12:19 PM

Annie Duckett Hundley
Thank you
Hi Michael,

Beautiful headstone photos as always. I really appreciate your thorough work and dedication to our veterans that have passed on. The details you share in the photo captions honors them so well and add so much to their memorials. I just want to say thanks once again.

Annie :)

Added by Annie Duckett Hundley on Sep 05, 2015 5:09 PM

Utah Veterans Cemetery
Thank you very much for the plot numbers.

Added by mickyo on Aug 26, 2015 8:41 PM

Bryce Doriot Longaker
Thank you very much for the wonderful photos and update on Bryce's memorial. What a wonderful way to honor him.

Added by mickyo on Aug 22, 2015 9:26 AM

Gone Gravin ★
Eugene Christenson
There was apparently a big mix-up with this soldier's cremains. He is actually buried in Ogden and since no one had created a memorial for him there, I have moved the memorial to the correct location. Thanks for letting me know. Here is a link to what happened.

Added by Gone Gravin ★ on Aug 22, 2015 8:13 AM

Thank you!

Added by GraverGuy on Aug 18, 2015 1:51 PM


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