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Sgt Ed Elstan (#47188165)
 member for 5 years, 11 months
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Bio Photo I am a retired mechanic-truck driver (3516/3531) and a former Marine Veteran, May 1965-May 1971. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Division, Vietnam DMZ 21 months May 1966-Feb 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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Fallen Graver
Very Sad News - Fallen Graver
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Walter John "Bud" Bussell
Apr. 10, 1935 ~ Aug. 30, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 151509428
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Added by Birdgirl on Sep 02, 2015 1:58 PM
Joe Sasnett
Sasnett Transfers

Thank you very much for the SASNETT transfers that you sent to my account. Thank you for locating the graves and establishing these memorials. How could you have possibly known that I was considering asking for these transfers. This helps my family research so much. It has allowed me to connect various branches of the family that I couldn't link before. Again, thank you sir!

Joe Sasnett
Added by Joe Sasnett on Aug 31, 2015 8:30 PM
Valerie Hall
RE: John Kyle Willingham
I believe one was noted as his actual physical grave. After I left the message for you I also saw that it said the same for his wife, I think the one in Menlo GA, so maybe that is correct. Thank you for your reply.
Added by Valerie Hall on Aug 31, 2015 8:37 AM
Matty Bowden
Memorial# 52955612
Ed, I added a death cert for this memorial and found her husband. Enjoy!!
Added by Matty Bowden on Aug 29, 2015 7:36 AM
Valerie Hall
Duplicate Gravesites?
Hello, I have found a memorial for my Great x3 grandfather, John Kyle Willingham, that look exactly alike at 2 cemeteries, and he is actually listed at 3 on this is at Ami Cemetery in Menlo, GA, the one you posted at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery and one is at the Poplar Springs Bapt Church cemetery here in Hiram, GA where many other family members are buried. Are some of these possibly just markers with no actual person buried there? The marker at Menlo GA does not show the rank of Private, but otherwise is identical to the one at Bethsaida. I am completely confused. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Added by Valerie Hall on Aug 28, 2015 10:35 AM
Transfer of Memorials
Thanks Ed
Added by GregDee on Aug 27, 2015 10:22 PM
Joe Sasnett
Sasnett Photograph

Thank you very much for taking and posting the photos of the grave of Joseph Richard Sasnett (140348861). I have very much wanted a photo of this grave for a long time. You help and your contributions to Find A Grave are very much appreciated.

Joe Sasnett
Added by Joe Sasnett on Aug 24, 2015 1:55 PM

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