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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, Michael V. Drachman 2000-2015 works for any of my bio's for personal use. (Pictures ).

Should you use my pictures and wish to publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, Post the link to the site here at Find A Grave..

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In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us. Always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors.

Never forget the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some giving all to secure our rights, liberties and freedoms.

Remember the 100's of thousands soldiers who never came home, many who lie in a unmarked graves, never found or a foreign cemetery as that would indeed make those lives,, lost in vein... Reach out,, honor a Veteran.

Allow us not to embrace any politician. aristocrat, celebrity, who in the name of change, forgets or attempts to direct us to think otherwise..

A Nation which forgets its Defenders,
will itself be forgotten ..

.. God bless America..

"Remembering some Hero's"

CWO Donovan Lee "Bull" Briley 1959 ~ 1993 Blackhawk Down

Christopher (Chris) Scott Kyle 1974 ~ 2013

Charles Richard Hughes ~ E Company ~ 379th Inf Regiment ~ 95th Division ~ Iron Men of Metz

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Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Thank you for the edits and updates to the memorials. I do appreciate al that you do in behalf of the veterans and their families.
Added by mickyo on Oct 06, 2015 9:57 AM
RE: Walter Locking
Hi Michael
Sorry for the long delay in thanking you for taking this photo for me. Somehow I missed the notification email. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by fml52 on Oct 05, 2015 5:06 PM
Mindy Lammert
Thank You

Thank You, My grandmother will be so happy to see this.

Added by Mindy Lammert on Sep 27, 2015 11:04 PM
Annie Duckett Hundley
Joe Remedios Carrera Jr.
Hi Michael,

I always place the source for obituaries (I create bios from the info found in obit) at the bottom of the bio. In this case, Premier Funeral Services. I checked his obit again. Sure enough, services with military honors was held at Utah State Veterans Memorial Park. Perhaps he was not buried there after the service...but that would make it the first service held at a cemetery that was not also buried there in all the memorials I've created so far. Time will tell. Until then, I will remove his memorial from that cemetery. Thanks.

Annie ;)
Added by Annie Duckett Hundley on Sep 24, 2015 3:47 AM
Brian Arthur Hill
Samuel Orchard Goodman
The above person is related to me via my 2 x great grand aunt, Emma Cobb, whom he married in 1877.
I would be grateful if you would allow me to use the photo of their gravestone.
You will be credited as the owner of the image.
Brian A Hill
Added by Brian Arthur Hill on Sep 21, 2015 11:06 PM
John Webber
RE: 147215333
Mike thank you so much. Your photos are an education in appreciation. I learn of our wonderful Brothers and Sisters in arms.
Added by John Webber on Sep 13, 2015 12:00 PM
Shelley Ramsey
Grave Marker - Jerry Bishop
Thanks so much for your timely response for my request for the headstone for Jerry Bishop. I guess the timeframe is too quick to have the actual headstone placed. I will make an additional requestt in a couple of months, hoping by then it will be.

Blessings to you Michael,
Shelley Ramsey
Added by Shelley Ramsey on Sep 11, 2015 11:39 AM
Krista AQ & Tommy Thompson
Penfield Collins
Thank you for the heads up, Mike! While the obituary places him at UVMP, a search shows he's actually interred at Ogden City Cemetery. I'd never have known, so thank you!
Added by Krista AQ & Tommy Thompso... on Sep 06, 2015 12:19 PM
Annie Duckett Hundley
Thank you
Hi Michael,

Beautiful headstone photos as always. I really appreciate your thorough work and dedication to our veterans that have passed on. The details you share in the photo captions honors them so well and add so much to their memorials. I just want to say thanks once again.

Annie :)
Added by Annie Duckett Hundley on Sep 05, 2015 5:09 PM
Utah Veterans Cemetery
Thank you very much for the plot numbers.
Added by mickyo on Aug 26, 2015 8:41 PM
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