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Rick Ervin (#48293905)
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Bio Photo I am Honorably Retired from the United States Army Special Forces as a Chief Warrant Officer and a Disabled Veteran with Iraq and Afghanistan experience, as well as other countries around the globe.

I was born and raised in Chicago, but I come from a long line of Ervins-Cooks within Effingham, Jasper and Macon Counties of Illinois, and Marion and Bartholomew Counties of Indiana, as well as Ohio and Kentucky. I have traced my ancestors back to Ireland and Scotland. My wife hails from the Davis-Duclo-Keith Clans and we have traced her ancestry back to Scotland as well.

A couple of my passions and interests are genealogy and history, especially in locating the final resting place of me ancestors and the part they placed in history, as well as helping others to locate theirs. The history we can learn from our pasts, can help shape our young of the future.

I became a findagrave volunteer through my research and thought it would be interesting. I receive great enjoyment in finding markers of Veterans, then cleaning them up where and when needed. The stories each marker tells of heroic sacrifices made are inspiring and show the great patriotism in the individual families. I also found that this helps with my PTSD....lol.

As a findagrave volunteer, I visit and photograph the cemeteries in my area in order to UPDATE-TOTALLY photograph the individual cemeteries within the County. I receive greater enjoyment in taking pictures, instead of creating records, but will as I find a grave that has not been recorded in the cemetery I visit. If I find Veteran's markers that can't be read, or is covered by erosion through time and weather to the point it cannot be easily read, I clean them so that they can be read and respects can be rendered for the sacrifices they made.

I also enjoy researching veterans of past conflicts who have fallen, creating their biographies of who they are ... and sadly how they died so that their families can know of the heroic actions their loved sacrificed for as they research their family trees. Currently, I am working on veterans in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

REQUESTS: As time permits, I will try and fulfill requests as I receive them. I would ask the specific memorials be checked first to ensure there is not a photo already taken. I do realize sometimes the photo already present, may not be legible.

If you find an error, or have additional information any of my memorials, please use the suggest a correction or provide additional information under the "Edit" Tab. I will research your recommendation and gladly make corrections or additions to any memorial that is warranted. I do not have an ego to bruise. BOTTOM LINE-I believe accurate information is essential in order for family members to be able to locate their relatives.

Concerning Transfers, I will transfer any memorial to family members. I feel that family members can create a better picture (bio) on the memorial page of their relative.

In the words of the Irish, "Slainte!" Translate-"Good Health to You."
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Jeanne
John Cook
I did not locate a John Cook stone, although I did find a Hugh E Cook stone with inscription son of J.S. and M.M. Cook died July 20,1891
Added by Jeanne on Jul 07, 2014 1:40 PM
Jeff & Donna Hacker
RE: Kenneth Ervin
You're welcome.
Added by Jeff & Donna Hacker on Jun 15, 2014 7:09 AM
Jeff & Donna Hacker
RE: Kenneth Ervin
You're welcome.
Added by Jeff & Donna Hacker on Jun 15, 2014 7:09 AM
S.L.S.O.
PFC Irvine
Thanks for the additional info on him.
Added by S.L.S.O. on Jun 04, 2014 5:08 PM
Janie Light
RE: SGT Glenn Crawford
You are doing a great service to our fallen soldiers and I really appreciate what you are doing. My father and 7 of my uncles fought in WWII and thankfully, they all made it home alive. And I really appreciate your military service for this country. Thank you for keeping up safe and free.

Janie Light
Added by Janie Light on May 26, 2014 8:58 AM
Cemetery Walker Too
RE: Ducklows of St. Pauls EPiscopal Cemetery
Let me know if there are others in other cemeteries. We have WI down to TX and AL.
Added by Cemetery Walker Too on May 10, 2014 8:31 AM
Cemetery Walker Too
RE: Ducklows of St. Pauls EPiscopal Cemetery
Sure I can. If you want to manage the cemetery it is still up for grabs. My hands are full at LaBelle.
Added by Cemetery Walker Too on May 10, 2014 8:23 AM
Cemetery Walker Too
Eliz. Ducklow
Hi Rick, I'm transferring Eliz. Ducklow to you and any others you want. The person managing is ill and cannot do it any more. Also, looking for a manager of this cemetery and any others in Ashippun or the area. I would, but have my hands full with others.
Kim
Added by Cemetery Walker Too on May 10, 2014 8:09 AM
Colleen
Jack Erwin
Hello Rick,

Jack Guest Erwin was my great grandfather. To be honest, I'm not familiar with ranks or what his uniform in the picture represents. I'm not sure if there is an error or not, or if there is more than one Jack G. Erwin interred at the Manila cemetery. The picture listed is definitely that of my great grandfather.

I have a certificate which shows him as a Staff Sergeant in the 200th Coast Artillery.

Let me know if that helps, or if I can do any more to help.
Added by Colleen on Apr 24, 2014 9:49 PM
Doris Snyder
Judith
It was my honor. My husband is also a thirty-eight year veteran and retired as a CW5. Thank you for your service. The Snyder's (Missouri).
Added by Doris Snyder on Apr 18, 2014 10:19 PM
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