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Jeff Hall (#47296194)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo "Freedom is not Free"

I am honored to create memorials for our WW2, Korean, and Vietnam war dead.

I am presently working on creating virtual cemeteries for all American Ground Forces in WWII:

65 Infantry Divisions (59/65 Completed)
16 Armored Divisions (7/16 Completed)
4 Airborne Divisions (3/4 completed)
1 Cavalry Division (0/1 completed)
1 Mountain Division (1/1 completed)
6 Marine Divisions (6/6 completed)

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The Cost of Freedom:
American War and Military Operations
Casualties:

WW2 US Army Battle Deaths: 291,557
WW2 US Marine Corps Battle Deaths: 19,733
US Navy Battle Deaths: 36,950

Korean War US Army Battle Casualties: 29,856
Korean War US Marine Corps Battle Casualties: 4,509
Korean War US Navy Battle Casualties: 657
Korean War US Air Force Battle Casualties: 4,509

Vietnam War US Army Battle Casualties: 38,224
Vietnam War US Marine Corps Battle Casualties: 14,844
Vietnam War US Navy Battle Casualties: 2,566
Vietnam War US Air Force Battle Casualties: 2,586

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz:
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live."

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In 2013 I completed a five year project traveling to Hawaii annually from the mainland to photograph headstones for all of our WW2 dead at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. I have added over 10,000 photos to memorials at the cemetery. Prior to 2008, few of the memorials had a headstone photo.
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Shirley M. Strickland
Charles William Burchfield
Thank you Jeff and you are most welcome.

Shirley
Added by Shirley M. Strickland on Dec 06, 2016 3:30 PM
bill preston
PFC Anthony A Beninati #107361707
Jeff: Thanks again for posting the edit to link his parents. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Dec 05, 2016 10:33 AM
NEVER EVER FORGET......
RE: Thank you
You are welcome....
Added by NEVER EVER FORGET...... on Dec 05, 2016 6:52 AM
bill preston
PFC Anthony A Beninati #107361707
Jeff: Thank you for posting his obituary. I also submitted an edit to link his parents. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Dec 04, 2016 2:46 PM
bill preston
RE: Thank you very much - re: Anthony Beninati
Jeff: Your very welcome. I have also forwarded via SAC edit his obituary
Added by bill preston on Dec 04, 2016 10:31 AM
Jerry & Beth
RE: Thank you
Are you related to the Nelsons? My husband is in the process of adding the whole Nelson Clan :-) We found quite a few today!
Added by Jerry & Beth on Dec 02, 2016 8:42 PM
Marcial
RE: SSGT Florie F Petti
Thanks for your words, Jeff. I can't deny that I take my time and my "inspiration" when photographing graves. Headstones can say a lot to me, but the person buried under the headstone (when there is headstone) can say a lot more. This is the case of Florie Petti and all documents, particularly the handwritten letters from his "heartbroken" mother to the Army. When I got to the site, the headstone had a photo of Florie, that moved me even more. So I hoped to reflect on my images all the above. It was a beautiful morning, sunny and with blue skies, that helped greatly as well... and the flowers! Do you know if he left children before going to war? He was married. There are other members of the family buried with him, including his parents, but he was the first one to be buried, and he was the hero!
Added by Marcial on Dec 02, 2016 7:17 AM
Marcial
RE: SSGT Florie F Petti
Jeff, it was an honor for me to visit this hero's final resting place. As you can see, he had fresh flowers (Poinsetia) on his grave. Sgt. Florie Petti will never be forgotten.
Added by Marcial on Dec 01, 2016 9:41 PM
Marcial
SSGT Florie F Petti
Hi Jeff, as I said before, I took the photos and uploaded them to this memorial. I now have a suggestion. The memorial page looks unusually wide because of the link you provided relative to all documents for transferring disinterring his remains and transferring them to the US. I just copies that link and inserted in the captions with my first photo. So you can remove the link from the memorial page. And I have a second suggestion. After reading carefully all documents, I summarized the events as follows:
"Staff Sgt. Florie F. Petti died on October 13, 1944 in Oploo, Holland during WWII. He was originally interred in Henry Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Liège, Belgium. By request of his mother Mrs. Josephine Petti his remains were disinterred and brought back to the US on November 24, 1947 and delivered to funeral director Adam Macagna on December 18, 1947, escorted by T/Sgt. Maxwell M. Barkley. S/Sgt. Florie F. Petti’s final resting place is in Third Calvary, Section 34, Range 10, Plot A1, Graves 14 & 15."
You think you can include that on the memorial's main page in place of his biography so that everyone can read it? Please you can rephrase it and use your own words. These are only two suggestions. Again, you can see the link in the caption for the first photo.
Added by Marcial on Dec 01, 2016 1:19 PM
Marcial
RE: SSGT Florie F Petti
DONE!
I took 5 photos, even a studio bust portrait on an oval porcelain frame. I am glad I did it. He and his mother deserve it, although both are no longer with us. He was a hero!
Added by Marcial on Dec 01, 2016 9:12 AM
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