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CoastGuardMedic (#47089645)
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Bio Photo Greetings! I am retired U.S. Coast Guard, 27 years, 9 months and 4 days service (4 years U.S. Navy) originally from Macon, Georgia, living near Nashville, Tennessee. I've always loved strolling through cemeteries looking at individual graves and wondering what kind of person lies resting at my feet. I can stroll cemetaries for hours without getting bored. I love Military History, specifically the Civil War, as my g-g-grandfathers fought for the Confederacy; however, I have a soft spot for ALL veterans and children. I have traced my lineage paternally to Ulster Scots emigrating from Ireland in the early 1700s, first to Pennsylvania then to North Carolina and eventually to Wilcox County, Georgia by the early 1800s. Maternally, I am second-generation Italian/Croatian. Those of you who leave flowers for any of my memorials or simply visit, I wish to thank you in advance. If I leave flowers for your loved one(s), no thanks is necessary, but if you feel the need to reply please do so. God bless us all.
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Tanner Payne
I am the youngest son of Terry Payne
I am the son of Terry, I came across your nice words under my fathers photo, I just wanted to say thank you for what you said and I hope you the best! If you have any cool things you remember about him feel free to email me. ( God Bless.
Added by Tanner Payne on Mar 29, 2015 3:39 PM
Maria Schnell
RE: General Patton
Thank you for your support. I should have made it clear that my remarks about Patton were "tongue-in-cheek". It's just that most people who hear about Butler for the first time want to compare him to Patton. I posted a comment on Sgt Grit Marine Gear leaving out the comments about Patton but comparing Butler to Army MG Sidney Schachnow. A Marine took my comments the wrong way and said no Army general was comparable to Butler. MG Schachnow would be the first person to say he was not equal to Butler. I wanted to say that Butler and Schachnow had a unique factor in their careers; it was not unusual in the 19th century, but Butler and Schachnow are the only two 20th century general/admiral rank officers that I have been able to find who entered the military as high school drops.

I also wish to commend the original poster for his professionalism and restraint. He did not attack me, he attacked what I wrote.

I am a retired soldier who has traveled to the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes six times and will be going again this year. I ask your prayers for a safe journey and return. See for more information on this incredible event
Added by Maria Schnell on Mar 23, 2015 2:57 PM
RE: Greetings!
Yep, still around, thanks for the message!
Added by Tangent on Mar 23, 2015 12:34 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Added by Tangent on Nov 25, 2014 5:55 PM
Joseph Barnett
Lord Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and broadcaster. Richard was the actor, film director, producer and entrepreneur. Thanks for your time!
Added by Joseph Barnett on Aug 24, 2014 10:35 PM
Abe Newman
Admission record and news article - just emailed it to you.
Added by centavo on Aug 21, 2014 12:47 AM
Abe Newman
Hi, George, long time no talk. Just FYI, from Abe Newman's admission record to the Confederate Soldiers' Home, his date of birth was 7 Jun 1843 and date of death was 27 Aug 1902. Let me know if you want me to send you a copy of this. I also found the article in the Atlanta paper announcing the opening of the Soldier's Home and he was among the first 40 veterans admitted.

Donna Newman

Added by centavo on Aug 02, 2014 5:01 PM
Alex Max
RE: Tribute to fellow Marine
Thank you so much.

I read your message. I really appreciate this. You and many others have renewed my faith in people as a whole.

I need to hear the kind words because I feel alone because of the war aftermath that put a mark on our souls.

I don't know what to believe anymore. All I can do now is maintain the friendships with the people who are still alive today. But I'll never forget anyone who was in my life.

Semper Fi.

God bless you.

-Alexander M.
Added by Alex Max on Jul 09, 2014 10:09 PM
RE: James and Ersilia McCall
You are so welcome, I don't get to explore others memorials often, but when I do it is an honor for me to leave a token for them. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.
Added by Shock on Jul 05, 2014 4:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words. God Bless
Added by faye on Jun 02, 2014 1:03 AM
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