|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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|Rootseeker||Gordon Edwin Skillings|
Apparently, a problem was reported. This is the obit for Gordon Skillings, it states that he will be interment at Ft Snelling at a future date. So I'm sure that his headstone is forthcoming.
Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - May 24, 2015
Deceased Name: Skillings, Gordon E., Of Ham Lake
Skillings, Gordon E., Of Ham Lake, formerly of SE Minneapolis, died on Thursday, 5/21 at home. Gordon proudly served in WWII in the US Army. Preceded in death by parents, Bert & Edith; son, Tom; daughter, Connie; grandchildren, Brian, Missy; 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by childhood sweetheart and wife of 72 years, Mary; children, Sheila May, Timothy (Barbara), Gordon (Tammy), Toni (Todd) Johnson; sisters, Marion, Janet; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchil-dren, and 10 great-great-grandchil-dren. Visitation Thurs., 5/28, 4-8 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial Fri., 5/29, 11 AM at The Church of St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE, Ham Lake, with visitation 1 hr. prior. Private interment at Ft Snelling at a future date. GEARHART 763-755-6300 www.GearhartFuneralHome.com
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Date: May 24, 2015
Record Number: MERLIN_34932067
Copyright (c) 2015 Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities
|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.
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
You're amazing. Thank you. I can't say enough good about you, Thank You, Thank You.
If you ever run for office you have my vote!
Thanks so much for the wonderful photo you took of Robert's grave marker. And thank you for the beautiful eagle photo you added. It makes for an awesome memorial.
Added by EFRay on Jun 08, 2015 4:02 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.
|Erin ||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||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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