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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, Michael V. Drachman 2000-2014 works for any of my bio's, (pictures ) for personal use .

Should you use them or publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, post the link to the site here at Find A Grave.. even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave.

"I have a burr under the Saddle on this one" that being pay sites profiting from Volunteers work....


In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us, always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors and the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some gave all to secure our rights,liberties and freedom, 100's of thousands never came home....let us not forget as that would indeed make those, lives lost in vein...

A Nation which forgets its Defenders, will itself be forgotten ..

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Kevin Finch
James Kenning
Hello Michael

I claimed your photo Request for James Kenning At Pierce Brothers Cemetery, Westlake Village. I talked to a women named Linda, who told me they have no listing for him under that spelling. She was very rude, acted "put out", and was very curt. She grilled me on what relation I was to him. This was my first attempt at fulfilling a request at this cemetery, and would be hesitant to deal with them again. Other Find a Grave volunteers have told me they are very difficult to deal with, and dont want you taking photos on thier property. I would suggest in the future you call them personnaly and try to get his exact location. (818)889-0902. I have never had this issue with any of the other cemeteries I photograph, even at another Pierce Brothers Cemetery.


Added by Kevin Finch on Aug 29, 2014 11:53 AM
Kathy Lane
RE: Lane, Niel
no I have no info where he was burried and when this was for my husband and kid cause he never knew of him! From the research I have done Iknow he died in Salt Lake with no relitives around June 28 to July 30 1992!
Added by Kathy Lane on Aug 22, 2014 5:44 AM
Valerie Timm Adams
RE: re: grave photo for Verne Heimbiger
You are so right. When I first looked at the memorial, I didn't see the close-up, but I can now. Thanks again muchly.
Added by Valerie Timm Adams on Aug 19, 2014 7:43 PM
Steven L. Marvin
Marvin Foltz
Michael thought maybe you would like to see photo I just upload of Marvin's platoon
Added by Steven L. Marvin on Aug 19, 2014 6:30 PM
Steven L. Marvin
Marvin Foltz
Thank you for the picture and the suggestion
Steven Marvin
Added by Steven L. Marvin on Aug 19, 2014 6:06 PM
Valerie Timm Adams
re: grave photo for Verne Heimbiger
Thank you Michael. The photo with all of the flags is very nice. Did you have an opportunity to get a close-up one of just Verne's marker?

Valerie Timm Adams
Added by Valerie Timm Adams on Aug 19, 2014 4:43 PM
Reynolds Ansley
For your time and effort in obtaining and publishing the photo of Section E. Are the crosses marked? Do you have a photo of Quillian's Cross? Have a blessed day!
Added by Reynolds Ansley on Aug 19, 2014 8:47 AM
Laura Paruszkiewicz
Douglas bennallack
I thank you for the lovely message you left for my uncle Doug. I have requested a photo of his grave but have not received the photo. Is there something else I need to do for this photo?
Laura Paruszkiewicz
Added by Laura Paruszkiewicz on Aug 14, 2014 9:03 PM
Fran Sanchez
Thank you for their photos.
Added by Fran Sanchez on Aug 10, 2014 9:54 AM
Richard Stephens
RE: Bishop. Robert C.
Thank you for the info. I only discovered Find A Grave a few days ago. I think it is awesome what you and the other contributors do for our fallen heroes and their families. Thank you so much.
Richard Stephens
Added by Richard Stephens on Aug 09, 2014 8:33 PM
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