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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

A Delawarean by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

" Neglected graves are a shameful thing! "


Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

I'm currently working on the District Of Columbia and the State of New York:

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II


Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!


If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."


Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.


     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...


     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.


     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.


It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Tim Cook
Raymond A Stockwell
Memorial# 111915508 may be of interest to you
Added by Tim Cook on Oct 06, 2015 2:00 AM
John Donne
Thank you very much, Russ,
I've uploaded a period article you might find interesting, #2803385 . Thanks again for your work and dedication. JD.
Added by John Donne on Oct 04, 2015 10:42 PM
Ben Cooper
Hi Russ,

I wanted to thank you for adding Elmer Shepherd who is buried at Riverview Holcolmb Cemetery in Lambertville to find a grave. I wanted to let you know that I submitted some edits and some corrections for his memorial. Please add them for me. Elmer's sister Cora Joiner was my great great grandmother.

Thanks again!
Added by Ben Cooper on Oct 02, 2015 4:12 PM
A Horan
RE: Sorry my friend....
It's all good, Russ! Yes, PVT Austin is in the group -- I took a photo of their temporary markers at that site, and he's there, with the other four. The usual is that the cenotaph marker in the Memorial Section will be removed once the stone with his name is in place.

I have you on my list for that group stone photo, will be back in touch when their stone is in, in about 2.5 years!! Please let me know if any others come up in the meantime, always glad to help you out.
Added by A Horan on Oct 02, 2015 2:56 PM
Janet Jackson
Delaware graves
I have been researching members of my late husband's family and your name keeps surfacing on the grave sites.
I appreciate all your time and effort. It is so helpful for those of us who live out of state.
I especially like the fact that the grave biography typically includes the wife's maiden name.

Doing genealogical research has shown that most able bodied men served their country and many died of disease as well as a result of wounds.
I was fortunate that my husband did not pay the ultimate price for serving his country, but I do remember how the Vietnam vets were regarded when they returned home. Imagine how much worse it would have been for a family to lose their son.

Thank you,
J. Jackson
Added by Janet Jackson on Sep 30, 2015 2:13 PM
George Patterson

I added the info you sent to his bio. Thanks.

Added by Byron on Sep 30, 2015 5:48 AM
Jen Snoots
Hi Russ,
I am trying to lighten my load in areas I don't go anymore (mainly MD & RI). Would you like any transfers of men who died in WWII? Not everyone, but a good number of them. I know the memorials would be in good hands, and you might even find extra info to add as you work on your project. If yes, just contact me via the edit tab on amy of my memorials. And if no (you probably have your hands full too!) I'm ok with that too. Just figured I'd throw that out there :)
Added by Jen Snoots on Sep 17, 2015 4:06 PM
bill preston
George E Everett
Thanks for updating his profile. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Sep 17, 2015 6:52 AM
Arthur Reed
Wow - you never stop amazing me. Great job on researching Arthur, I could find only a little on him and you just blew me away - again! Thanks for all you do for our World War II heroes.
Added by Jeni on Sep 12, 2015 3:06 AM
Tim Cook
RE: Lieut Edward D Thornton
Yes, I find it interesting that they were not
included on the East Coast Memorial.

I found the document on
Added by Tim Cook on Sep 11, 2015 5:48 PM
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