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Andy (#48021049)
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Bio Photo Dwight "Andy" Anderson served 30 years on active duty as an infantryman in the US Marines 1968-69 (Vietnam) and 1974-2002 US Army. Awards include the Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, and six Meritorious Service Medals. Retired at the rank of Command Sergeants Major a rank he held for 11 years. He is currently employed by the American Battle Monuments Commission on his fourth assignment at a cemetery. Served at the Henri Chappelle AC Belgium, Normandy AC Omaha Beach and the Epinal AC, France. He is currently assigned to the Rhone American cemetery in southern France He calls Point Roberts, WA home. Has spent over 50 years traveling the world and living abroad having lived in or visited 99 countries to date.
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Nicole Tarbart
Thank you
Thank you for the photos of my great grandfather's grave marker in France. It means a lot to his family.
Added by Nicole Tarbart on Jul 13, 2016 11:14 AM
Paul Bland
RE: Paul Eugene Bland gravesite
I understand. Thank you. I will look for that photograph. I did read up about the 70th division, Infantry 275, Paul had only been in combat 12 days before being killed I believe.


Paul Bland
Added by Paul Bland on Jul 10, 2016 12:08 PM
Paul Bland
Paul Eugene Bland gravesite
I wanted to ask if there is an actually name on the cross marker for Paul's grave. I see it in the photograph but I do not see it on the other crosses. Is this added to the photograph or is there this information on the cross. If not, I would need to know the exact location of grave.


Paul Bland
Added by Paul Bland on Jul 10, 2016 10:10 AM
Paul Bland
RE: Paul Eugene Bland gravesite
I will try to locate one.
I am living in New York City and most of my relatives are in the midwest, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. I have an uncle who does research on the family. My father owned a farmhouse where Paul and is family lived for awhile. I think I might have found a photograph of Pvt. Bland then.

I will try to visit his grave in person at some point. I was a summer exchange student it Paris, France many years ago.

Thank you again.


Paul E. Bland
Added by Paul Bland on Jul 08, 2016 11:57 AM
Paul Bland
Paul Eugene Bland gravesite

I was named after this soldier and I have been looking for his grave. It was wonderful to finally find it and to see the beautiful place where he is buried, Epinal Cemetery in France.
I am a school teacher and a writer and currently putting together a book of poetry dedicated to this cousin of mine, titled, "Homer's Son."
Paul's father's name was Homer Bland.

Thank you again for this. Your service to our country means so much to me and to all free Americans.


Paul Eugene Bland
Added by Paul Bland on Jul 08, 2016 10:52 AM
Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
Memorial plaque
Andy, you took a picture of a plague with the following text:

Memorial plaque on the exterior wall of an old chapel, on top a hill, near the village of Leyrieu. The plaque commemorates the death of 15 American aviators, in the crash of their transport aircraft, on 11 Sept 1944. The chapel was damaged at the time of the falling aircraft. The aircraft crashed as the result of heavy fog.

The men were buried in the temporary American LUYNES Cemetery in Southern France on 25 December 1944.

Can I have your permission to use the picture of the plague?

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland
Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Jul 05, 2016 9:12 AM
Irene Swanson-Byrd
Thank you
Thank you so very much for your photo's. I now can see where my uncle Leroy Sasse is buried and his marker at Epinal American Cemetery. Your works are so appreciated. Thank you again
Added by Irene Swanson-Byrd on Jun 06, 2016 4:12 PM
Susan Morris
Harold Schmidt at Epinal
Thanks very much for your fabulous photos of Epinal American Cemetery and in particular of PVT Harold F Schmidt. I posted this on my FB for Memorial Day. Here is the caption I added:
Harold was from my family's hometown Brownton Minnesota population 698. His death was maybe even more poignant as he was from small town America where everyone knew everyone else. He is buried in Epinal American Cemetery, see my posting below. I just wanted to make Memorial Day a little personal. Thank you for these photos,if you click on his name it will take you to the other photos of his grave and the cemetery."
Yours truly, Susan Morris a distant cousin by marriage of Harold.
Added by Susan Morris on May 28, 2016 7:05 PM
Carol Ramage
Grave of Wesley E. Flint: France 1945
Thank you for your service in the USA military.

I aporeciate the picture you took of Wesley E. Flint's grave in France. It is nice to know that he has a resting place. I am sure it was a blessjng to his family member's at home in America to know that the bodies of their sons were being cared for.

I hope you are well.

Carol M. Ramage

Added by Carol Ramage on May 24, 2016 6:20 AM
Russ Pickett
SSgt John Kilian
Hey Andy,

Can you find anything on what bomber they collided with? Like a number ....

Added by Russ Pickett on Mar 20, 2016 4:45 AM
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