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Jack Davison (#47534141)
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Joe Leong
RE: LCDR Al Schaufelberger III
I had an article on him from newsweek.

Added by Joe Leong on Mar 28, 2015 9:57 PM

W. Warder
RE: DMy David Ord Alexander photo request
I will certainly try! Thanks for your patience!

Added by W. Warder on Mar 26, 2015 3:51 PM

W. Warder
RE: DMy David Ord Alexander photo request

I spent quite a bit of time walking Section K. I was able to find headstones for photo requests in lots 124 and 128 so I should have been close. I looked extra hard for Mr. Alexander because of the date of death being 1980.
Unfortunately, Rock Creek cemetery does not provide to the public the detailed maps of the sections so the photo volunteers have to walk the whole section and systematically check every stone.
I don't mind the walk, but I do find it frustrating when I can't find a "modern" headstone. It is also hard for me to take a photo of the "specific" plot because RC won't provide the maps so I am kind of walking blind and can't guarantee that I am at the specific plot that noted in your request.
I spoke with the people in the cemetery office and they are trying to update their publicly available records, what that will ultimately be - one never knows. They have many dignitaries, diplomats, people of historical significance buried there and told me that they were struggling with the questions of privacy issues.
Regardless, I will make a note to keep your request open on my list and add the other name to the request.
All cemeteries are different; some have great maps and very few headstones, some don't provide maps but, in general, do have well preserved headstones. Rock Creek is the later which is why I won't give up on your request yet.

Sorry for the long winded answer!

Added by W. Warder on Mar 25, 2015 8:25 PM

John Evans
RE: Martha Huntley Mooney
Yes you may

Added by John Evans on Mar 17, 2015 5:53 AM

Bill Holland
I have transferred him to you because I'm not related to him in any way. You can delete your unknown burial. Thanks for the info and good luck in your endeavors.

Added by hgs205 on Mar 15, 2015 12:58 PM

Bill Holland
I'm not sure what happened! I didn't reject anything. Anyway, I have corrected things now. Do you want this memorial transferred to you?

Added by hgs205 on Mar 15, 2015 12:09 PM

David McInturff
RE: My 1953 classmates in ANC
Please be aware that headstones are not ordered until after interment has taken place, and that it currently takes 7-8 months thereafter before the stone is installed.

Thank you for the kind words.

Added by David McInturff on Mar 13, 2015 9:00 PM

"Zug" Zastrow

This Robert Zastrow is of no relation to me, however, I have two relatives with the same nickname. Thanks for the info. Ive updated his information. Thanks

Added by Dizastrow on Mar 02, 2015 8:57 AM

Mike Weeks
RE: 43761598 LCDR Howard R Garnr
LCDR Garner was not a designated aviator. His death was stateside, for whatever reason, as he was buried on 14 April 1943.

Added by Mike Weeks on Feb 18, 2015 1:27 PM

Norman Scott
I asked a fellow Find A Grave member and her reply is on my member page.

Added by Norman Scott on Feb 10, 2015 6:01 AM

Krista AQ Thompson
David Alexander #96826204
According to Rock Creek records, he is where you've got him listed. I'm going to Rock Creek on Sunday, if everything goes as planned. I can't promise to find his grave, but I will be in Section K, and I will definitely look for his grave.


Added by Krista AQ Thompson on Feb 07, 2015 6:42 AM

Norman Scott
Lillian Crommelin
I forgot to mention in my email that John Crommelin's wife "Lillian"" is # 131051798, if you want to add her to your virtual cemetery.


Added by Norman Scott on Feb 05, 2015 8:38 AM

John Evans
RE: Joyce McVay
Joyce must have just been interned, but I will keep an out for her an place a photo of headstone when it is placed it takes about 30 days

John Evans

Added by John Evans on Feb 01, 2015 12:01 PM

Dawna Westbrook
Phil Kergosien; Memorial# 40758094
Thanks so much for adding the photo. He was a nice looking young man, as you.

I found his graduation announcement in the paper for June 1953. It breaks my heart he turned traitor and went AF....ooops, my navy roots are showing.

I'm afraid finding a 1981 MS obituary is often difficult. I refer to 1977-80's as the black hole period in the currently available MS Obituaries.

If you'd like to write a bit about him that could be added, that would be nice.

Again, thank you for the photo.


Added by Dawna Westbrook on Feb 01, 2015 11:55 AM

Michael Hollingsworth
RE: MGEN Stuart Holmes Sherman
You are welcome. It was my honor. General Sherman and his wife were larger-than-life figures in our little town, to say the least! His home is just a little ways down the road from my home.

Added by Michael Hollingsworth on Jan 20, 2015 8:36 AM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
Sounds good.

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 18, 2015 2:38 PM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
I found the book The Return of Philo T (?) McGiffin which lists this book as fiction novel, will order it, looks like a comical read not history but still worth the time...even if comical. For $17.92 and printed in 1997.

The Return of Philo T McGiffin
Author: David Poyer

In this comic and irreverent novel, an underground classic for years, author and naval officer David Poyer brilliantly re-creates the hothouse world of the Naval Academy. From the day he reported in for Plebe Summer, everyone agreed: Philo T. McGiffin was a wimp. The original Philo McGiffin, Class of 1882, was a mythic master of outrageous escapades who became a symbol of subversive individualism to generations of mids. But his namesake seemed unlikely to carry on the tradition. Stoo-shouldered and meek, he nearly buckles under the emotional, physical, and mental stresses that are the lot of every plebe. Yet ultimately, "The Mouse" triumphs in the grand style of his predecessor. Funny, touching, and enormously realistic, this madcap novel will bring back to everyone what it was like to be seventeen - and in deep, deep, trouble

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 18, 2015 12:42 PM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
Jack, I can send it to you on a flas drice if that will help. As far as the book goes I really doubt that you will find it in any other form than book, it was printed only once (first edition) and that was year 1968. Most everything that I have on the cd was used as a reference for the book. Do you want me to send it on a flash drive? I can......but need mailing address to send it to you. I sent you an email yesterday but I guess you did not read your emails yet?
Sorry to hear of your health issues... we are NOT getting old....we are just wearing out.
Good day to you sir.
I am also USN, got draft notice in 1970 so I enlisted in the Naval Airforce, VF-121 fighter squadron flying the best plane made ayt the time...F-4 phantom.

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 18, 2015 12:18 PM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
I will do a search online and perhaps I can find this book you are speanking of: "The Return of Philo McGiffin", was written by CAPT Savid Poyer. I do have several copies of the book written by my cousin Lee McGiffin " Yankee of the Yalu". Have you ever read it?

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 17, 2015 5:06 PM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
The info that I have was all researched and compiled by cousin James Quail McGiffin (also grand nephew of Bayview Fl) and sent to about 25 family members, one being my my grandfather William J McGiffin, was printed in Sept 1950, never was published for the public.....was for family members only. IF you would like me to send you a copy on cd please email me your address and PLEASE, this info on the cd is not to be published in any form, but you can share it with others that might like to read it. Email me at with your mailing address. I would like to read anyting that you don't see in this cd.
My cousin Jim that compiled all the info and letters etc. James is now deceased as well as the rest of the people that James sent copies to.

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 17, 2015 4:44 PM

Thomas C McGiffin Jr
RE: Philo N McGiffin
Yes, I am a distant realtive of Philo's, he was my grt uncle. There is much I have on Philo including letters that he wrote home during his years at sea after graduation from the acadamy, I have maybe 100+ pages that I have copied and transfered to CD....would you want one to share with others that think maybe Capt Philo did not exsist (so I have heard) Email me direct at
Very interesting story, the folder is titled The "Philo McGiffin Story"

Added by Thomas C McGiffin Jr on Jan 17, 2015 11:54 AM

Joe Leong
RE: LCDR Al Schaufelberger III
it was in an early 1980s era newsweek. I have that issue. if you want it, I can sell it to you

Added by Joe Leong on Jan 05, 2015 4:53 PM

Cass Garcia
RE: Bill Delaney '53
My father had 4 children. He had my brother William in Long beach, Ca. Then my sister in Rhode Island. My other brother in 1961 in Guantanamo Cuba. (They all went through the Cuban Missile Crisis and had to fly back to Chicago). On August 31st. 1963 my dad was playing soft ball with some guys (while still in Cuba) He left the game and said he wasn't feeling good. He died on the way to the hospital of a heart attack at the age of 33. I was suppose to be born September 6th, but that is the day they buried him. I was born September 10, 1963. They were packed ready to live in Mayport Florida. I would love just to find someone who was friends with him or was there that day. ANYTHING!

Added by Cass Garcia on Jan 02, 2015 11:56 AM

Cass Garcia
RE: Bill Delaney '53
Yes, my email is
Thank you

Added by Cass Garcia on Jan 02, 2015 11:27 AM

Cass Garcia
RE: Bill Delaney '53
I did my 5 dollars. Thank you so much!

Added by Cass Garcia on Jan 02, 2015 11:26 AM


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