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Sgt Ed Elstan (#47188165)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired mechanic-truck driver and a former Marine Veteran, 1965-1969. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Division, Vietnam DMZ 2 tours 1966-1968.
I try to take the most legible pictures I can. I believe in recording history for future generations. This is the best way I know to HONOR and Remember the deceased. I am adding memorials from books and graveyards so others can find their friends and family members.
If you would like some one transferred to you just ask. -(USE THE EDIT TAB)- on the memorial you want transfered. Glad to do links and I will add obituaries to BIO section also. (USE THE EDIT TAB!)
If I can help you with information let me know.

Semper Fidelis Sgt. Ed Elstan

Any pictures I have added you are welcome to use them for your personal use.

******* "IN GOD WE TRUST" *******

I have lost some of my best Marine brothers to Agent Orange:

Thomas J. Jackson May 1972

Richard L. Guinn Apr 1982

James R. Franklin Dec 2003

Joseph R. Cash Mar 2010

John R. Okopinski Oct 2011

Kenneth Y. Hamm Mar 2013

Philip G Buttaro Oct 2014

Also lost my best friend from childhood to Cancer: Thomas T. Wingate Mar 2013

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Sarah Johnson
From Sarah
I have been meaning to send you a message for several days regarding my great aunt, Mary Narcissis Gibbs Armstrong. I had seen where you had created a memorial for her husband, Thomas, and that there was not a memorial online for her. I had wanted to see if you could visit the cemetery and see if there was a grave, as well as a marker or tombstone for her. I had requested a photo of her husband's grave over the weekend and just received notification that the photo had been made. I subsequently noticed that you had created a memorial for Mary yesterday and that she has no marker. One of my dad's cousins, who is in her 90s, had asked me to look into this and check on her date of death. She doesn't agree with the 1936 death date, which is what I had found on for Mary N. Gibbs. Without looking at her death certificate, I am assuming 1936 is the death year for Mary Narcissis unless there was another Mary N. Armstrong in Carroll County. My elderly cousin thinks that her aunt Mary died in the 1920s as she was a small child and told how she had gone to Carroll County with her dad and an uncle when Mary died. She said that the two men had actually dug the grave for Mary's coffin. Any suggestions on where I could possibly find any additional information on Mary's death and burial. Also, would you consider transferring the memorials for Mary and Thomas to me. I haven't chatted with you in a long time. My husband died in late 2012 and that has been quite an adjustment for me.
Added by Sarah Johnson on Mar 24, 2015 4:07 PM
Bob Burton
RE: Henry Hinson
I have spent three days going over records, and calling Chattanooga various burial areas. 155 to be exact. I can visualize the place, I just cannot remember the name of it and so far have not been able to contact the right person to lead me to the right cemetery for Sgt. Major Hinson. I am in NYC and will not be going back home to a neighboring state until Christmas. At that time I will make a trip to Chattanooga to re-find it if at all possible. One place I could not get on the phone, and I was told this may be my best lead, was Chattanooga Memorial Gardens off of Memorial Drive. Though he does not show buried there, I was told they would know of other burial sites on the North side of the river in Chattanooga.
One thing I can tell you, he graduated from Tennessee with a law degree, on the same day his father passed away. He was admitted to the bar in three states, never practiced the first day of law though. He told his mother he had gone to school as she wished, now he was going to do what he wanted to do. That was join the Army. Which he served until 1968.
Sorry I could not come through, but I do not give up on anything, so hopefully in December will get back to you with the details.
Added by Bob Burton on Oct 31, 2014 11:09 AM

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