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LYoung (#47144241)
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Virgil Hartley
Thank you for the beautiful picture of his grave. I never got to meet my mother's brother. He was murdered while on duty in Orange, Texas and was thought to be AWOL. A few days later, one of the big Navy ships dislodged his body. His gun strap had been tied around his body which was in bad shape due to the fish. Virgil was cremated and brought home. Unfortunately, he had become Catholic during this time (did not inform the powers that be) and cremation was frowned at that time. Also, in his belongings, was his fiancee's ballet shoes...which were returned to her. Never was told her name. And the last bit....Virgil lied about his birth year. He was born in 1931 joined the Navy in 1948 at the age of 17.

Again, thank you. I have been many times, even taken a picture, but yours is so simple and elegant. I know my mother and her siblings are smiling down on you! 😇

~MJ Pace
Added by Jody on Jul 18, 2015 1:40 PM
Dominique Potier
Donald C Swain # 73314467
Thanks for your picture . I can't tell if he was an Airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?


Added by Dominique Potier on Jul 17, 2015 7:30 AM

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