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Ed Elstan (#47188165)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired mechanic-truck driver and a former Marine Veteran, 1965-1969. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Division, Vietnam DMZ 2 tours 1966-1968.
I try to take the most legible pictures I can. I believe in recording history for future generations. This is the best way I know to HONOR and Remember the deceased. I am adding memorials from books and graveyards so others can find their friends and family members.
If you would like some one transferred to you (friends or family) just ask. -(USE THE EDIT TAB)- on the memorial you want transfered. Glad to do links and I will add obituaries to BIO section also. (USE THE EDIT TAB!)
If I can help you with information let me know. (USE THE EDIT TAB!)

Semper Fidelis Sgt. Ed Elstan

Any pictures I have added you are welcome to use them for your personal use.

******* "IN GOD WE TRUST" *******

I have lost some of my best Marine brothers to Agent Orange:

Thomas J. Jackson May 1972

Richard L. Guinn Apr 1982

James R. Franklin Dec 2003

Joseph R. Cash Mar 2010

John R. Okopinski Oct 2011

Kenneth Y. Hamm Mar 2013

Also lost my best friend from childhood to Cancer: Thomas T. Wingate Mar 2013

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Pat Arrants
many thanks
Thank you for getting the picture of the memorial for my old friend, Joyce Weatherup. We were in college together and I lost touch with her after we graduated.
Added by Pat Arrants on Jul 22, 2014 1:00 PM
Martha Jean Holmes Saint Grimes
Barbara Glass
Thanks Ed for the picture, it looks great, I really appreciate it and I'm sure her family does also.

Added by Martha Jean Holmes Saint ... on Jul 22, 2014 12:47 AM
Donna Lyle Alumbaugh
Special Thanks
Hi Ed,

Thanks for your help on Frances Ragland Bryant-Lyle. Think I got her all correct.

Appreciate both your help and kindness, you are what makes Find A Grave so great.
Added by Donna Lyle Alumbaugh on Jul 21, 2014 10:21 PM
Karen J Kirk
Ada Harry
Thanks Ed for you efforts. Maybe there will be one put up one day...Thanks, Karen
Added by Karen J Kirk on Jul 20, 2014 1:57 PM
RE: William Hodge
I'll have to go back to the library on Hospital road to do that. I'll get it and post it on the memorial. Do you think that person is related to William?
Added by Kenneth on Jul 19, 2014 11:23 AM
Debbie Brooks
RE: Extra Picture
Thanks ED
Added by Debbie Brooks on Jul 18, 2014 12:37 PM
Russ Thomas
John and Alice Phillips Memorial pics
Hi Ed,

Thanks for the pictures of John and Alice Phillips' memorials.

I also accepted you date updates for their memorials.

Added by Russ Thomas on Jul 17, 2014 6:14 PM
RE: Pictures
Thanks, I had tried to make I constant effort to do that since you brought it to my attention last week. I stayed up until 3 this morning uploading photos; I may have made a mistake or 2 without realizing it. Do you have any names that I can go back and correct...I don't mind doing it.
Added by DON SHARP on Jul 17, 2014 5:46 PM
RE: Carroll Memory Gardens
Hi Ed,
I got all your photo request completed and I added any spouses that were available.
Added by DON SHARP on Jul 15, 2014 6:17 PM
Connie Meeks Duffey
John and Charles Meeks
Thank you so much for the photos of the above mentioned graves. As far as I can remember, I haven't seen these gravestones, as they are not close to my home.

Thank you again!
Added by Connie Meeks Duffey on Jul 15, 2014 10:38 AM
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