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John S. Sims (#47168005)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Lutheran minister living in metro Chattanooga, TN (Hixson). The Chattanooga National Cemetery is my favorite place to go for Find A Grave and I feel honored to be a data manager for it. Where you see "[jsims]" it is data that I have entered on a given memorial that I do not manage. In addition to having three family members at Chattanooga National, I simply consider it sacred ground and am pleased to help in honoring the memory of all the veterans there. I will gladly consider the transfer of "ownership" for any memorial made by the request of a family member.

My current research focus is on a graves registration project for the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. I welcome any inquiries or correspondence on 1898-1902 veterans. I am also just beginning as a volunteer at the Medal of Honor Museum located near my home and I'm enjoying all the new things I'm learning about those MOH recipients.

Some of my friends have asked me why I research and memorialize "Yankees" and especially USCT. I have also been asked why should I or anyone memorialize the German POWs in Chattanooga Natl. To all who wonder, I direct you to the hymn, "In Christ There Is No East or West."

I give general permission for the use of any photographs that I have taken in non-profit heritage projects or family trees. It would be "nice" to hear where this happens and to be given credit.
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Kay
Mccullough graves
Thank you for the photo of Orestus Mccullough's grave and for adding a memorial for Maude's grave. I appreciate all your time and effort! You are awesome!!
Kay
Added by Kay on Apr 16, 2015 3:43 PM
Sharon W
RE: Photo Request
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on Apr 16, 2015 7:46 AM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Brown Syvertson
Thanks for the great photo!
Dave T.
SUVCW
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Apr 13, 2015 4:48 PM
Kathy
Levi Baker
Thanks so much for the photo of Levi Baker's gravestone. I very much appreciate it!

Kathy
Added by Kathy on Apr 11, 2015 12:01 PM
Pat Law
Levi Reese monument picture, Chattanooga National Cemetry
Thank you more than I can express. You are so kind to do this for me. I would have great difficulty traveling there myself. God bless you.
Pat Law
Added by Pat Law on Apr 10, 2015 10:12 AM
L M W
Jerry wilson stone
Thank you very much for the picture of Jerry's grave stone. I am filling in pics and information to a newer part of the Wilson clan that I just reconnected with.

LMW
Added by L M W on Apr 09, 2015 12:50 PM
Martha Cook Highley
Purtee
Thank you so much for the lovely photo!!!

Do you happen to know what the BBB 888 at the top of the headstone stands for? Is it simply a way to navigate through the cemetery and find certain plots?
Added by Martha Cook Highley on Apr 05, 2015 11:40 AM
Tom Owen
Jones headstones
Done and done
Thank you so much for your dedication to these veterans
Added by Tom Owen on Apr 04, 2015 5:01 PM
Bob Trapp
Morris Family
Thank you for posting on this Easter Morning the beautiful pictures of William and Patricia Morris.
May God bless and keep you and your family safe forever. Thank you for the work you are doing on Find A Grave.
Added by Bob Trapp on Apr 04, 2015 2:17 PM
Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
Chattanooga National Cemetery
John,
I want to thank you for all the pictures, of grave markers that I have requested. I don't go out much, do to several back surgeries. Thank you for all your help.
Richard B. Tucker, Sr. U. S. Navy Veteran
Added by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. on Apr 02, 2015 7:10 AM
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