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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
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Bio Photo I was born in Cambridge, Mass, 9/14/1948. Had an older sister who I never got to meet, premie. Had a younger brother and sister, both have since died and are entered here on FAG. Mom & Dad have been gone for some time, they're here too. Grew up in and graduated from Rockland, Ma. High school in 1966. Joined the Army right away (5 July 66) trained as a lab tech and Medic. First permanent duty station was the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. From there went to Germany. Served primarily overseas, 1 year in Vietnam, about 12 years in Germany, 1 year in Korea. Retired as an SFC (E7) in 1988. Married twice,first to a German gal, we're still friendly, 2d time, so far, for 41 years. Four kids from both marriages, 1 grandchild (20y) from the first and 6 (2-10y)from the second. After retiring I attended and graduated from Tampa, Fl college with an Assoc. degree. Since "retirement" have worked as a Medical Asst, Lab tech & phlebotomist, X-ray tech & currently doing medical billing as well as managing a couple of clinics. (This feels like a resume'). Have been doing genealogy for about 25 years and have a good size collection of info and can prove to 11 generations on my Mom's side. I enjoy putting my feet on the ground and doing research, including cemetery "stomping" and will help whenever I can to locate grave sites and stones.
UPDATE: As of April 2012 I have finally "permanently retired". Now I am ready to spend more time stomping cemeteries. Unfortunately, living here in Southern Maine (Springvale/Sanford) this activity is seasonal, but when the weather is decent and the ground is not snow covered, I will be able to fulfill requests and add more cemeteries to FAG.

Anyone wishing to use my pictures for noncommercial uses may do so, please give appropriate credit. Many memorials that I have posted are of persons to whom I am NOT related. I add memorials & take pictures of cemeteries and markers to ensure their preservation. If you are related and I am not and would like transfers, just ask.


A Soldier, Sailor, or Airman
Maybe a US Marine
With back straight as an arrow
And eyes sharp and keen
Been in many Campaigns
Marched many a mile to be
In the heat of battle
Always ready doncha see

Now this old gentlemen
Walks slowly and uses a cane
Hearing fading daily
Living in constant pain

He fought for his country
The good old USA
He'd be the first to volunteer
If needed today.

He'd fought in many countries
Fighting for freedom, for you and me
In places he'd never heard of
On far off oceans and seas

If only he would tell you
Of the things that he'd seen

While he was serving
As a young US Marine
As a young airman
Flying a bomber or fighter plane
Many close calls
Never to complain

Of the hundreds of sorties
Bombing raids by the score
Crippling the enemy factories
That made the things for war

As a young soldier
Fighting on Islands far away
Manning a flame thrower
To keep the enemy at bay.

Maybe a seaman on the battleship Missouri
Where peace was finally restored
Sept. the second nineteen forty five
While he was aboard.

Once a Soldier Always a Soldier
Fighting for your country-you never forget
The pride you have for serving
Is something you don't regret.

A Poem by Monte Leon Manka
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Anna Michel Provencher
Bill, Thank-you for making the link to Adolphe Provencher, Annie's husband. Who had remarried in 1945 and is buried with her in with her in Limerick. Phidadle
Added by Phidadle on Jun 19, 2016 5:26 AM
Angela McCoy
RE: Jon (John) Cram
That is him. Thank you very much!
Added by Angela McCoy on May 15, 2016 6:51 PM
Angela McCoy
Jon Cram- Waterboro, ME
Hello! I was looking at your write-up on Jon Cram and was wondering where you got your information, particularly his marriages. I am trying to help MOCA update their records for Revolutionary Veterans in Waterboro, but I need to site sources. Thank you!
Added by Angela McCoy on May 15, 2016 2:30 PM
RE: Forestdale / Joseph Paschal
it was such a long while ago that you posted I figured I would try much easier when ppl put the location..let me know if I can further assist..
Added by bernice on May 10, 2016 5:27 AM
Forestdale / Joseph Paschal
I put a pic for Joseph on his memorial there was no stone but I took a pic of where it should be , the lady michelle in office was very helpful in helping me find the exact location. he is buried between Lawler and Clough if you have anyone else in the forestdale or malden area let me know..quite a few of my family at forestdale so I am there often it helps to know location.. Bernice
Added by bernice on May 09, 2016 8:17 AM
Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna
RE: Correction on email
Thank you Bill
Added by Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna on May 03, 2016 10:44 AM
Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna
Correction on email
Robert's birth date is 15 July 1929.

Added by Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna on May 03, 2016 9:21 AM
Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna
Robert C Tinkham
Hi Bill,
What a great passtime. I have only been researching my relatives for the past 1 1/2 years and the postings on Find-A-Grave have been so helpful so thank you for all you have contributed. We have a place on Great East Lake in Acton, ME which is very close to where you are located. Great area.

My uncle is buried in Sanborville, NH cemetary with my Aunt Rita. I believe you have her listed as "Ruth". Could you please change that? I appreciate it. Her name is Rita (Peachey) Tinkham. His date of birth is 16 July 1929 and hers is 02 April 1929.

Thanks so much!
Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna
Added by Sheryl Peachey-Aleckna on May 03, 2016 9:19 AM
Barb Beverage R
RE: Lucy Orr (Thomas) Wooster
It would be an honor. Thank you so much!!
Where were you in Germany? We did 30 years in the A F, stationed at an Army base outside of Stuttgart (Patch Barracks). Our younger daughter was born there. Military was very good to us. Barb
Added by Barb Beverage R on Apr 25, 2016 8:57 AM
Barb Beverage R
RE: Lucy Orr (Thomas) Wooster
Thank you so much for making the links! Very much appreciated! If there's anything I can ever do for you, just give a holler!
Added by Barb Beverage R on Apr 24, 2016 10:46 AM
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