|Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)|
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9-27-14. I'm HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL NOW. MY ON LINE TIME WILL BE LIMITIED FOR THE NEXT 5 or 6 WEEKS.|
Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. I fill photo requests for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.
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I also wanted to thank you for the beautiful picture of Fort Snelling Cemetery. I happened upon it while searching for an Erie link -- didn't find the right person but your picture made it worth the unsuccessful search.
Added by Edie on Oct 22, 2014 4:11 PM
|Barb ||Fort Snelling|
I just wanted to say thanks for the beautiful photo of the cemetery. I love it with the rainbow over it. Both my parents are there and I was there a couple of years ago to take pictures of their site.
The rainbow is a touch not often found with the cemetery photos.
Added by Barb on Oct 19, 2014 5:26 AM
That cemetery photo you took of Fort Snelling is the best cemetery photo I have ever seen. Imagine getting one with a rainbow.
Added by jbmgs on Jul 14, 2014 7:52 PM
|Nancy Backus||Photo of Fort Snelling Nat. Cemetery|
I also would like to thank you for putting such a beautiful photo online. It is simply gorgeous. Thank you for taking the photos of individual markers. I found one of a relative I have been researching. Hope you will be able to do even more that you wish to do after your surgery.
|ssleuthjan||all good wishes|
Love your photo of the cemetery there at Fort Snelling! Hope all goes well for you with surgery and look forward to seeing if you can fulfill my photo request for Thomas E. Wheaton when you're back on your feet.
|Kristine Hiatt||Thank You|
Thank you ever so much of posting the pictures of my parents headstones.
I have been looking at your son's web page, it's very nice. You did an amazing job and I'm sure Aaron is very proud of you.
You have inspired me to go to a cemetery where I live and fulfill two requests of headstones.
|Suzanne Somodi Jimenez||Thank you!|
Once again, I thank you for the beautiful photo of Edward Kuppe's headstone. I have to tell you, I think it is just incredible that people like you just keep going out and taking these photos for people like me who will, most likely, never get the chance to actually go to these far away cemeteries.
Thank you so very much!
|Mary J Nelsen||Picture Request|
Thank you so much for taking the picture of Amelia and Esther Bateman's grave at Fort Snelling. Can't believe how quickly you did so. Your webpage for your son is very touching. I am very sorry for your loss but what a great way to honor maintain his memory. Best wishes to you.
|d lester||Thanks so much!|
Thanks on the behalf of so many for the beautiful
decorative pictures, flags, tributes you have posted and all you do. I have ran across at least several of our relatives in the Carlson Family buried at Fort Snelling you have done this for. At some point, when I get more time, I may ask you for some more for other loved ones. I am new to all this. My cousin just saw the ones you put on her Mom Iris Carlson's Memorial and I just left my Grandma Oline Carlson's Memorial site.
( there are more) I could not delay Thanking you. We spoke about how very awesome those tributes were from you. She thanks you too.
Added by d lester on Oct 18, 2013 8:47 PM
|LeRoy L. Smith||Carl O Hanson Gravesite|
Thank you Steve, for another beautiful gravestone photo. So clear, so perfect. Now, I have a dilemma. There are two "Carl O Hanson's". One belongs to my extended family; one does not. I may be gathering information on the wrong one. I will continue to maintain this memorial until another family member claims it. Will keep looking. Thanks and Best Wishes.
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