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David McInturff (#47179039)
 member for 5 years, 11 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised and work in northern Virginia. I'm a 66 year old Federal Government employee with 42 years of service. Almost ten years after its inception, I found this site quite by accident when a co-worker asked me to help him at lunch time take a photograph of a headstone that was overgrown with bushes. After that, I was hooked fulfilling photo requests, primarily at nearby Arlington National Cemetery.

Then it occurred to me that this would be a great place (free (thus far)) to document my family tree for all to see, which would be based on the extensive genealogical research that my aunt has been doing for the past 15 to 20 years. This project of linking thousands of memorials is going to take a very long time (if it's at all possible) to complete due to several memorial creators, totally unrelated to my family, who will neither transfer ownership nor respond to SAC edits. That is not to say that all memorial creators are like that. Indeed, most are very gracious and totally responsive, and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them.

If I have a memorial for one of your relatives or even someone else whose memorial you're willing to maintain, I'll gladly transfer ownership upon request. Please make your transfer request via the edit tab on the memorial page, and then SAC. I don't understand the reasoning behind many members wanting to hold on to memorials of folks they have no relation to, genetic or otherwise, when there are people willing to maintain them. Findagrave's guidelines are just that, guidelines. The logic behind the beyond-the-two-generation and non-direct-line transfer request guideline from multiple members is specious at best; those requesters would be related and should be able to work out maintenance issues better than the unrelated memorial creator.

Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate I that have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.

You have my permission to use any of my photos, as long as you include attribution. (Please don't ask, just use them.)
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Sue Tanner
McInturff, Mary
Hi David, I wanted to let you know that I was not successful in locating a marker for the above person. I will be removing the photo request for her so that other volunteers don't attempt to look for her.
If I can do anything else for you regarding her or another family member, let me know please. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 28, 2015 4:31 PM
Richard Butterfield
Thank You
David,
I want to thank you very much for the nice pictures you posted for Sergeant Camacho's memorial.
Rich Butterfield
Added by Richard Butterfield on Aug 27, 2015 5:30 PM
Carol Adams Rowlands Hays
James Bender - Arlington
Thank you so much for checking on his site. I had no idea that he wasn't entombed until several months after his death.
Thanks for offering to do the follow up.
Added by Carol Adams Rowlands Hays on Aug 27, 2015 9:04 AM
Maggie
Baldner
Thank you for taking and posting your wonderful pictures of this honored veteran and his wife.
Added by Maggie on Aug 27, 2015 7:20 AM
Bucky Hydal
RE: Mary C. Lewis Triplett marker photo . . .
David,

Thank you for the very nice photo of Mary's Arlington marker. Seeing in with the cemetery background looks great.

I will be requesting a photo of my friend Bobbie E. Mozelle's Arlington marker (Find A Grave Memorial# 115245305). Could you please claim it and take a shot similar to Mary's?

Bobbie was murdered in 1991 by Turkish terrorists, after serving honorably in USAF for 20 years. I still miss him.

Thanks, again!

Bucky Hydal
New Bern, North Carolina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Aug 26, 2015 6:28 PM
Bucky Hydal
Mary C. Lewis Triplett marker photo . . .
David,

I found Mary's marker photos on the ANC Explorer website. Just wanted to let you know, since you claimed my photo request before I got a chance to delete it. Please let me know if you still want to take some pics. Then I will delete the ANC photos I downloaded tonight.

I am somewhat confused, though, as to how Mary C. Lewis Triplett (1751-1832), wife of a revolutionary war patriot, came to be buried in Arlington since the cemetery was founded during the Civil War (1861-1865). Are there private graves their other than the Custis family?

Thanks!

Bucky Hydal
New Bern, North Carolina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Aug 24, 2015 9:08 PM
Harry Senft
Tranfers
Hey David
I enjoyed reading your bio, especially your comments about transfers.
Added by Harry Senft on Aug 21, 2015 4:21 PM
Cherokee Rose
Robert A Whitmore, Jr
Thanks so much for adding the photograph for Robert A Whitmire, Jr. It's perfect. Marlene
Added by Cherokee Rose on Aug 21, 2015 3:03 PM
Patricia Nunes Browall
John Erich
David, Many thanks for fulfilling my request so quickly! Your photos are superb and very much appreciated. I totally agree with your Find A Grave philosophy as well.
Best regards, Patricia in Illinois
Added by Patricia Nunes Browall on Aug 19, 2015 12:55 PM
James Osborne
Zdzislaf I Slowikowski
Thanks for taking the excellent photo of MSgt Slowikowski's gravestone. He earned his first Purple Heart on the breakout from Anzio in May 1944. Coincidentally, my dad, Paul E. Osborne, is buried about 50 feet from MSgt Slowikowski in Section 54, 3787. If you happen to be in Arlington again anytime soon, I'd appreciate it if you could take a picture of his headstone. Your photos are way better than the one I put on my dad's findagrave page. Thanks again! James Osborne
Added by James Osborne on Aug 19, 2015 11:20 AM
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