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Sgt Ed Elstan (#47188165)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired mechanic-truck driver and a former Marine Veteran, 1965-1969. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Division, Vietnam DMZ 2 tours 1966-1968.
I try to take the most legible pictures I can. I believe in recording history for future generations. This is the best way I know to HONOR and Remember the deceased. I am adding memorials from books and graveyards so others can find their friends and family members.
If you would like some one transferred to you just ask. -(USE THE EDIT TAB)- on the memorial you want transfered. Glad to do links and I will add obituaries to BIO section also. (USE THE EDIT TAB!)
If I can help you with information let me know.

Semper Fidelis Sgt. Ed Elstan

Any pictures I have added you are welcome to use them for your personal use.

******* "IN GOD WE TRUST" *******

I have lost some of my best Marine brothers to Agent Orange:

Thomas J. Jackson May 1972

Richard L. Guinn Apr 1982

James R. Franklin Dec 2003

Joseph R. Cash Mar 2010

John R. Okopinski Oct 2011

Kenneth Y. Hamm Mar 2013

Philip G Buttaro Oct 2014

Also lost my best friend from childhood to Cancer: Thomas T. Wingate Mar 2013

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Glenn Michael Massey
Smalley and Williams Memorial Photos/ Riverdale First Baptist Church Cemetery/ Riverdale, Clayton
Sgt Ed Elstan,

Thank you so much for your service to our country. And God Bless you for all the wonderful memorial photos, my family and I thank you so much.

Respectfully, Glenn Massey & Family
Added by Glenn Michael Massey on Apr 26, 2015 5:49 PM
Many thanks!
I appreciate the memorials you transferred to me.
Best Regards,
Added by Dorothy on Apr 26, 2015 8:30 AM
Denise Fritts Perry
65925041 Shirley Cowart
Hi Ed -- How are things? I posted a pix of Shirley to her memorial. She was my Mother's best friend, maid of honor - and in a neat twist - she was my husband's aunt (even though she and his uncle divorced). Just as a side note - the headstone is a memorial rather than a real headstone. Shirley's wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico off of Destin. Sadly we were there the day she passed - my Mom was very ill as well and wanted us to visit Shirley to say goodbye but we were a couple of hours too late. They had great fun as young girls and teenagers. Her eldest son is a very close friend -- lovely family.
Added by Denise Fritts Perry on Apr 26, 2015 8:26 AM
Leah Stubbs
your tips to me regarding photographing headstones
Thank you for the post on my membership page. I appreciate the assistance! Thanks again for your contributions to Find A Grave. The photos you take are amazing!
Added by Leah Stubbs on Apr 25, 2015 3:00 PM
Gwen Menz
Oveda LaFond
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Oveda's gravemarker - much appreciated!

Added by Gwen Menz on Apr 22, 2015 11:26 AM
Jerry G. Marable
Jacklyn & Robt. Woodley
Sgt. Ed:
Thanks so very much for making me the grave pics of my cousin and her husband. That was very kind of you to do that and I appreciate so very much. I live so far away and would never have been able to do that. Again thank you my friend !
Added by Jerry G. Marable on Apr 21, 2015 7:53 PM
Bob Burton
RE: Henry Hinson
I have spent three days going over records, and calling Chattanooga various burial areas. 155 to be exact. I can visualize the place, I just cannot remember the name of it and so far have not been able to contact the right person to lead me to the right cemetery for Sgt. Major Hinson. I am in NYC and will not be going back home to a neighboring state until Christmas. At that time I will make a trip to Chattanooga to re-find it if at all possible. One place I could not get on the phone, and I was told this may be my best lead, was Chattanooga Memorial Gardens off of Memorial Drive. Though he does not show buried there, I was told they would know of other burial sites on the North side of the river in Chattanooga.
One thing I can tell you, he graduated from Tennessee with a law degree, on the same day his father passed away. He was admitted to the bar in three states, never practiced the first day of law though. He told his mother he had gone to school as she wished, now he was going to do what he wanted to do. That was join the Army. Which he served until 1968.
Sorry I could not come through, but I do not give up on anything, so hopefully in December will get back to you with the details.
Added by Bob Burton on Oct 31, 2014 11:09 AM

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