|Kent Kooi (#46562030)|
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I retired in 2001 after 31 years as an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and USINS. I also then worked two years on a contract with DHS. I have been active in cemetery research in Clay County, MO, for a number of years. I have also enjoyed doing research to locate the graves of some of the Medal of Honor recipients whose graves were never marked, or who never received the recognition due them.|
Anyone may use any of my photos from Find A Grave for their own historical research. If you need one of my memorials transferred to you, let me know.
Lately, I have been trying to track down the graves of the men of the 4th Iowa Cavalry. I have met some very helpful members, and thank them for everything they have done to help me.
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|Gary & Linda Albrecht Maret||Ben Berg|
Kent, Thank you so much for the picture for Ben. I appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. Thanks again and have a great day. Linda Maret
|EL Morgan||RE: Eliza j Hicks-Carey|
Kent, Thank you for your diligence. My e-mail has not worked for awhile.
|Van Laffoon||Martha Hall @ Muddy Fork Cemetery|
Good to hear from you. Hope things are well. Thanks, once again, for all your effort of fulfilling photo requests.
|Ted Poli||RE: Philo Sage Sponsorship|
Kent, here is some information on Philo G Sage who I sponsored:
Birth 07 Jan 1835 in Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, USA
Death 29 Jul 1928 in Yountville, Napa, California, USA
Spouse:Emily C Willson 1839 1891
Clara I Sage 1862 1960
Flora E Sage 1865 1902
George W Sage 1869
My 4th cousin 3x removed
Added by Ted Poli on Jul 19, 2015 10:25 PM
|Sharon Welch||RE: Harry Awtry Photo|
LOL...my crew and I say "your welcome"
|Marvin & Samme Templin||Barr Requests|
Thank you so much for filling our requests.
Thank you again for going the extra mile to get the photograph for me and the family
Added by micosay on Mar 27, 2015 1:52 PM
|Sharon Wallen||RE: Nathan Carey Photos|
I took my picture off of Nathan's memorial. I'm glad you contacted me instead of having two of the same picture. Nothing came up and said anything about it being a request. I've noticed your other pictures and they are very good. I've enjoyed putting some pictures on Fairview Cemetery because very seldom do I have to send corrections. I fought that in Cass County, where information was wrong on memorials, and people didn't want to take the time to change it.
I love Find A Grave for the research aspects of it!
|Cheryl Locher Moonen||George W. Healey|
Hi Kent, I found this article in the Telegraph Herald and thought you'd find it interested. It states many of the same things you already have but are elaborated. Cheryl
RECEIVES A MEDAL
GEORGE W. HEALEY IS VOTED
A MEDAL BY CONGRESS
Medal is Given in Recognition
of a Gallant Act Preformed by
Mr. Healey at Newman, Ga.,
July 29, 1864 Col. Henderson
Was Instrumental in Securing
it for Mr. Healey
George W. Healey, the popular hardware man, is receiving the congratulations of friends these days. The cause of same is due to the fact that the Congress of the United States has presented him with a medal of honor bearing the following description: The Congress to Corporal George W. Healey, Company E., Fifth Iowa Calvary, for Gallantry at Newman, Ga. July 29, 1864. Accompanying the medal was a button to be worn in lieu of the former. The communication from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Meiklejohn, directing that the medal be sent to Mr. Healey, containing the reason for its award as follows: On this occasion Private Healey, while surrounded by the enemy, alone, captured a confederate solider, and with the aid of a comrade who joined him later, captured four other confederate soldiers, disarmed the five prisoners, and brought them all into the union lines.
The medal was made by Tiffany, of New York and is of beautiful design. Sometime ago, the old veterans of this city suggested to Col. Henderson the idea of securing the medal for Mr. Healey. Under an act of congress passed, March 3, 1863, all soldiers who were known to have in any manner preformed an act of bravery or gallantry are entitled to public recognition and awards. Accordingly Col. Henderson brought the matter before the war department with the above result.
Dubuque Telegarph Herald 1895
and again I thank you for your efforts, and saving me a trip to Kearney
Added by micosay on Mar 26, 2015 11:50 AM
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