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SLGMSD (#46825959)
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Bio Photo As of Friday, July 15, 2016 my computer is in for repair. Unable to follow up on edits, messages, etc. until computer is returned from repair. Logic board was fried and I am now catching up with edits/messages/etc. on a new computer as of August 7, 2016. Thank you for your patience.

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Col Harry Tremaine Wood
Colonel Wood (149907286) has his wife, Mary E Wood, buried with him. I have a picture of her side, if you happen to have a memorial for her. I didn't see one when I did a search.
Added by Julia on Aug 24, 2016 7:23 AM
Audrey Quinn Porter
RE: John Henry McAfee
Yes, sorry his wife is 154009756


Added by Audrey Quinn Porter on Aug 23, 2016 11:36 AM
Lisa Williams
RE: Sarah C. Barton

Thanks very much for the link to Evidence Explained. I also liked their Facebook page. This will be very helpful to me. I appreciate it very much.

Lisa Williams
Added by Lisa Williams on Aug 22, 2016 7:27 PM
Thanks for the edits on my memorials. I appreciate them.
Take care.
Added by Lorraine on Aug 22, 2016 2:27 PM
Linda Y
I am happy to do edits but you are mostly addding changes william as far as names what is on the stone remains as family put whar they want You also send 50 a day please add a source for names browning is a start or place born or dod
Added by Linda Y on Aug 22, 2016 9:02 AM
Lisa Williams
RE: Sarah C. Barton

Regarding Find A Grave Memorial# 41318363 Sarah C Barton, I did use an online calculator for her date of birth.

Lisa Williams
Added by Lisa Williams on Aug 21, 2016 8:02 PM
Nikita Barlow
Louis Bentz #16917455
Hello again, SLGMSD!

Thanks for your gracious response, and especially the link to the photos! While I’m aware of the Bentz spelling in the brochure, I’ve seen many a name/date typo in guides to well-known cemeteries, so visual proof of the spelling on the zinc monument was important. There’s been some confusion as to how a name should be entered, and a Find-a-Grave Admin recently clarified that it should be spelled as it appears on the gravestone, with any “a.k.a”s listed in the Bio section.
I’ve now updated Louis’s page as you’ve suggested, and also added “The Bugler” in the nickname section. That soubriquet not only appears on the monument, but may be helpful to those searching for “Louis Benz”, which seems to be the true spelling, and the name by which he’s better known.
Thanks again for your help---I do appreciate it.

Best regards,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Aug 21, 2016 1:03 PM
RE: Smith - Post Cemetery West Point
She is the wife of BG Donald Blaine Smith, who is still alive and well. I hope that helps!
Added by Shamrocks on Aug 19, 2016 3:49 PM
Nikita Barlow
Louis Benz #16917455

Thanks for your interest. To make the change you suggest, I need to see a photo showing that Louis’s surname is actually spelled “Bentz” on his grave monument. (If you’ve taken such a photo, please add it to his memorial page, or if not, and you can find a verifying photo on the web, please send me the link.)
As it is, I don’t recall the inscription on Louis‘s monument---which was made of cast zinc rather than stone---and it isn’t visible in the pic on his memorial page. However, he is listed on the burial roster of the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration as “LOUIS BENZ, PVT/BUGLER DET ART, USMA/US CADET CORPS, DATE OF DEATH 7/09/1878, BURIED AT: SECTION A, SITE 403, US MILITARY ACADEMY”. Other authoritative sources on the spelling of his surname include his file at the US Library of Congress, which is entitled “Louis Benz”; the Taps Project exhibition at Arlington National Cemetery, which paid tribute to“Louis Benz” as a distinguished military bugler, and publications by musical scholars and bugle experts such as Jari Villanueva and Robb Stewart, who’ve done extensive research on “Louis Benz”, his bugling style, and his instrument.

Best regards,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Aug 19, 2016 12:12 PM
RE: Beautiful photo
Thank you for the compliment.
Added by Julia on Aug 15, 2016 11:04 PM
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