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Rich Vance (#47818065)
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Bio Photo I'm originally from Ripley in western New York state. My Vance, Maguire, Messenger and Wright ancestors were from McKean and Warren counties, PA. My Hopkins, Drake, Alday, Rater and Getchell ancestors were from Chautauqua county, NY and Erie county, PA. I retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 22 year career and now reside in Las Vegas.

My Father: Harold Paul Vance
Step-Dad: Arthur James 'Jim' Tustin
Grandpa: Lamont C 'Monty' Vance
Grandma: Genevieve Martha Getchell Vance
Grandpa: Lee Bloss Hopkins
Grandma: Iva Jane Alday Hopkins
Great-Grandma who made it to 100 years:
Nettie Belle Rater Alday

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Jonathan Hart
RE: Drake family
Thanks Rich, I looked, but I did not recognize any of the names. My Drake ancestors were in Warren County and prior to that, in Schuylkill County. Jon.
Added by Jonathan Hart on Apr 24, 2014 8:45 AM
Beverley Scheulen
Thank you so much for the token you left on Beverley's memorial.
Added by Kay on Apr 19, 2014 10:30 AM
Carl Weaver
Charles Allen
Thanks for the Civil War information on Charles Allen. I knew he was a vet as was his father, but did not have specifics.
Added by Carl Weaver on Apr 16, 2014 8:46 AM
Otto Albrecht
Thank you for the information~ it has been added
Added by Hereslooking4 on Apr 16, 2014 4:09 AM
Edward Kent

Thank you for the transfer!

Added by AW on Apr 10, 2014 4:28 PM
Eileen McN
RE: Marvin Caldwell
I would love to get together and photo some graves!
The one I found so far that really staggers me is this one in NorthEast.

Pvt. Leland Clark died early in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes and his body was never found.

He has no grave but his name is written on a wall in the Military cemetery in Belgium.
His parents put his name on their grave. I looked him up some and wrote about it.

Find A Grave Memorial# 127390636

My distant cousin died at Normandy and I know from his family there is no recovering.
Added by Eileen McN on Apr 07, 2014 5:37 PM
Eileen McN
MArvin CAldwell
I've transferred my pictures to your page and taken down my duplicate page.
Since I tend to photograph military when I am out I notice what good and sacred work you do to honor them. You're a good guy.
Added by Eileen McN on Apr 07, 2014 4:39 AM
Thank you!
Added by Dianne on Apr 04, 2014 3:05 PM
Francesca Josephin
grandpa Leon
Thank you very much for beautiful birthday token for my grandpa Leon. I'm very thankful and it means very much for me.
Added by Francesca Josephin on Apr 03, 2014 3:18 PM
devon davis mossman
Thank you for sponsoring
Thank you for sponsoring my late husbands page! Sgt David A. Davis was a pretty amazing man.
Added by devon davis mossman on Mar 19, 2014 1:22 PM
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