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Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo 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.
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"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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4. Schreiber..Mom's side (16)
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Lisa Kennedy
The Eddlestons
Thanks for snapping the great photos of the Eddlestons at Fort Snelling. They're nicely done!
Added by Lisa Kennedy on Aug 16, 2015 8:15 PM
Thank You So Very Much !!!
Thank you for your kindness in taking the wonderful photos for us!

You are a kind man who is generous to give of your time to the benefit of the rest of us.

You are a treasure!!!

Thank you for your service to our country.

We are sorry for the loss of your very precious son. He was obviously a wonderful boy!

Steve, you're a special man. We are privileged to have met you here at Find A Grave.

May the Lord richly bless you, FamilyFirst

Added by FamilyFirst on Aug 09, 2015 4:34 PM
Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
James & Esther Wolf
You work quickly! I just asked for the pic about 12 hours ago. Thank you for what you do. I think it's awesome how many memorials you've added AND you take pictures. I've noticed how quickly findagrave has grown, and it's all thanks to people like you.

God Bless,
Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Jun 25, 2015 1:08 PM

Thank you SO much for the BEAUTIFUL HIGH QUALITY picture of my ancestors grave. Your taking the time to help means a lot!
Added by JGBC on Jun 25, 2015 11:55 AM
d lester
Terrence Guzzi, others
Thanks so much for your nice photo
of Terrence Guzzi's headstone at Fort Snelling.
That Rainbow photo is also the best!
Added by d lester on Jun 23, 2015 4:57 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the wonderful photo you posted on Frieda M. Metzger Lord's memorial, and the beautiful Eagle photo on her husband Wallace Alexander Lord's memorial. You are so very thoughtful, I really appreciate all you do for all of us here on Find A Grave.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Jun 08, 2015 9:43 AM
Carl & Marie Dowis
Thank you Steve again for your prompt response to my request and superb quality of photos. I really appreciate you taking the time from your day to show me where my ancestors are buried. thanks again! Erin
Added by Erin on May 20, 2015 8:59 PM
Sharyn Herian
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
Added by Sharyn Herian on May 12, 2015 2:24 PM
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,
Maria Lemke
Added by Aunt Rita on Apr 04, 2015 6:43 PM
Ft. Snelling
Hello Steve,
Wanted to thank you for the photos of John Adams and Michael Alicante markers at Ft. Snelling. They are great and much appreciated.
About a month ago, during my travels on Find A Grave, I came across your bio. I visited the other memorial for Aaron and Scrappy, and as I was brought to tears, I thought how fortunate for Aaron that he was given to your loving care during his short journey here on earth. What a wonderful father you are :) !! !! Thank you for that memorial too, it touched my heart.

Added by Rebeltem on Jan 28, 2015 4:35 PM
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