|Jim Henwood (#48041274)|
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ANYONE NEEDING ANY PHOTOS I TOOK PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THEM NO NEED TO ASK....|
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|John Gorenflo||Charles Vassallo|
Thank you very much for giving the time to photograph Charlie's marker. He was a Korean War Vet, my Stepfather, and my own personal hero. In the war, he was a spotter and loader for a machine gun station. He said they would send over waves of men with sticks and stones until their station ran out of ammo. Eventually, they had to leave their station to escape when the last wave had real guns, and they had no ammo left. A mortar shell exploded next to the jeep they were riding on, and a great deal of shrapnel hit his left side, tearing out his left eye, and the shell also overturned the jeep he was on, throwing him to the ground. Still in shock, he crawled on the ground, trying to gain his bearings, when he saw a Korean soldier pull a pistol on him and shoot him. It hit him right between the eyes, but lodged in his skull (if you see his photo that I took, you can see the indentation). It didn't kill him, but it badly damaged his optic nerve, rendering his only good eye useless. After he was released from service, he did a number of odd jobs (one was working for Kodak in Rochester, NY as a photographic paper manufacturer). But eventually, he became a psychiatrist for blind veterans and others suffering the effect of war. Paying it forward. The kind of man he was. He is my hero because, when my Mom met him, we (Mom, my two brothers, and one sister), were suffering from the effects of what 11 years of living with an alcoholic can do to a family. We had no pride, no confidence, and no trust. He realized we suffered from PTSD like any war vet, and showed us love, trust, confidence and belief in one another. Something we had lost a great deal of over those 11 years. He inspired me to serve my country. I joined the Navy (delayed entry program), in May of '84. He gave me all sorts of advice that I still remember today. It helped me a great deal. After I graduated from High School in 1984, he got a great job offer to work at the VA in Baltimore, MD. He took it, as it would bring him and my Mom closer to their family on the East Coast. On the trip over, he started to complain about his hip and rump hurting. After he started his new job, he still had pain, and decided to see a VA doctor. They found a huge tumor on his hip. He fought like a champion, as I eventually had to go active in the Navy in April of '85. I finished Boot Camp, and was one month into my Navy "A" School training when I was informed of his passing. The funeral was a haze of memory to me. I remember crying in sorrow and anger, and looking up at the heavens and truly questioning whether God knew a damn thing about what he was doing. Then, I looked down into that coffin, placed my Navy white hat on my head, and gave that man the greatest and most meaningful salute I ever gave anyone. Just thought you would like to know a little bit about the guy you sacrificed some of your time for. Thank you very much Sir!!
|Catherine Badgett||RE: myers|
Sure you can. It's there for anyone to use. Take care. Oh hey are we related? Cathy Stump Badgett
My grandmothers name was Rosa May Myers.
|Brian J. Ensley||RE: Zella Shade|
Absolutely- you can use the photos. Just please cite the source. Sorry the photos weren't the best quality, but we've been having a bad winter.
|LindaP||RE: Julia (Lynch) Jacobson|
Yes, please feel free to use for you family records. Thank you for asking.
Added by LindaP on Feb 25, 2014 4:40 AM
|Michael V Drachman||RE: Hanback|
Jim, my privilege to honor another Veteran who did not get to come home... You are more than welcome to use those pics with attribution... Take Care,
|Jessica||RE: Alvin Billinger|
Absolutely! Feel free to use the photo for your family tree, just give me credit for taking it please. Thanks!
Added by Jessica on Feb 16, 2014 4:28 PM
|Joe & Linda (Ashley) Conroy||RE: Emma Shade|
Hello Jim! Thank you for contacting us regarding Emma Shade. You are welcome to use the headstone photo of Emma Shade or any other of our headstone photos for your personal use.
Have a nice weekend!
|Stephen Keefe||Henry Minch|
There is no rush to get the photo of Henry's gravestone. Springtime would be great! Thanks for trying to get this photo. Steve Keefe
|Becki King||RE: King family|
Hi there :0) I was wondering if u got any info on the Kings in Baltimore? I hope all is well!!
Yes you may use the photo. Thanks for asking.
Added by Paula on Jan 22, 2014 10:39 AM
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