|Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)|
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Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.|
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. I fill photo requests for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.
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|Carla Cornwall||Thank You|
Thank you for taking the photo and honoring my father-in-law at Fort Snelling. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son, Aaron. Your service to complete strangers, helping people find their loved ones, is a beautiful tribute to your son and so is the web site for Aaron.
God Bless and Thank You!
|Rebecca Dodds||Doubs, Crills connected|
I just wanted to thank you for accepting the connections for the Doubs and Crills etc.
And I too think the photo you took of the Cemetery at Fort Snelling to be the best on the site.
Thank you so much for your service to your country and to this site too. It must be such a lot of work, but we all hope our work will allow folks to reconnect and honor those now gone.
The photo you took of the military cemetery with the rainbow is absolutely beautiful … I just love it and I think it is wonderful that it's the photo used when someone selects that cemetery as the one their loved one has been buried at … GREAT JOB!
Added by MEMORIES on Apr 25, 2016 8:02 AM
|Debby Y.||Harold "Curly" Guse|
Thanks so much for the wonderful photo of my Uncle Curly's gravestone. He was a wonderful man. You do the most important work now with your photos and we are lucky for it! Thank you so very much!
Added by Debby Y. on Apr 02, 2016 9:45 PM
|Neetz||Photograph of Fort Snelling Cemetery with rainbow|
Steve- I would like your permission to use the photograph of the Fort Snelling Cemetery and rainbow in my personal genealogy program. If I ever publish you would receive photographic credit.
You have taken some stunning photographs, thank you so much for sharing your gift with all of us.
Eau Claire, WI
Added by Neetz on Mar 10, 2016 4:04 PM
|Diane ღ||RE: Mccall|
hey thanks.... hope all is well with you. you are a wonderful man and you have done a lot of good in this world.
Added by Diane ღ on Feb 03, 2016 7:16 PM
|Deborah Gowen||Elmer Elwin|
Helping those who live so far away from their deceased loved ones is not only a selfless act of kindness on your part, it is a cherished and priceless gift that you give to us. Your time and effort are much appreciated; you're an asset to this web site!
|Anthony W Kamps||Thank you|
First I want to thank you for your dedicated service to this great country. I can tell by reading your bio that you sacrificed a great deal during your time in Vietnam and it is because of men like you that I joined the infantry and am proud to say that I am a veteran (3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Division India co.) As for the picture you took for me it is of my Great Grandmother Eleanor and no other family member has one so we all thank you.
|Sharyn Herian||THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE|
Steve, of course your service to your country is exemplary and so is your service to those family members who have loved ones at Fort Snelling. The words,"Fort Snelling" always brings me to tears. First for my father, and secondly for my mother who was buried there next to him last April 21st 2015.
Your photo complete with the rainbow is especially moving and I like to think that I am looking at an old fire truck which has special meaning for me.
I appreciate all that you do for our veterans, our country and our National Cemetery and the families who are memorialized there. Words are all I have to express my gratitude.
Sharyn Carpenter Herian
|Aunt Rita||Photo on my Bro. page|
Dear Mr. Edquist,
First of all I would like to thank you for your military service. Secondly, as I was searching for my brothers gravesite online, I came across find a grave and was so delighted to see the picture that was posted on his page. It is so beautiful and gives me so much joy to be able to see his gravesite from so far away. I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and rarely get back to Minnesota. When I am feeling sad that beautiful picture with the rainbow will help me feel better and closer to where he is. You have touched and helped hurting hearts. Thank you so much,
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