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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..

Please remember that even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site, posting pictures there, or similar pay sites, transfers your ownership, like FB. This is mentioned (in very fine print) in all of their disclosures.

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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 another Hero"

Christopher (Chris) Scott Kyle 1974 ~ 2013

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Blaine & Elaine Berger
Grant Turnbow
Your photo's are great. Thank you.
Added by Blaine & Elaine Berger on May 01, 2015 7:38 AM
Rita & Lee Gordon
Daryl Lynn Smith
Thanks for the photo
Added by Rita & Lee Gordon on Apr 29, 2015 8:26 AM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
RE: Grigoni, Angela #14249301
Hi Mike, you're very welcome! Glad you could use some of it. I love doing research. When I get to Minnesota this summer, I'll take some grave photos and post them for you.
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on Apr 28, 2015 11:35 PM
Marybeth Novak Lindgren
Grigoni, Angela #14249301
Hi, I've been working on memorials for veterans tied to Chisholm, Minnesota. While looking for a birth date for Evo Grigoni #56655695, I came across death dates for his parents and where they are buried. I sent those to you through edits. I also came across birth dates for some of his siblings and show the different ways their mother's maiden name was spelled, then you can choose which one you want to use.

All were born in Saint Louis County, Minnesota and under the spelling of GRIGIONI not GRIGONI but that's the only place I see that spelling.

Evo 29 May 1914 (Motiolli)
Franco 30 May 1915 (Mattioli)
Aldo 27 Mar 1916 (Mattioli)
Elda 8 Mar 1918 (Mattioli)
Gloria 6 May 1929 (Mateoli)

Hope there is something here you can use.
Added by Marybeth Novak Lindgren on Apr 28, 2015 6:46 PM
Blaine & Elaine Berger
Vaughn Maxfield & Joan Laub
Thank you for your time. The photo' you posted are great.
Added by Blaine & Elaine Berger on Apr 28, 2015 8:31 AM
Robert Richard
RE: Thomas Kithcart
Mike I would love any photos you have! That would be great!
Thank You
Added by Robert Richard on Apr 23, 2015 6:54 AM
Robert Richard
Thomas Kithcart
Michael,I just read the beautiful note you left on my mother cousins memorial.Thomas Kitchcart was killed in WWII and is buried in the St. Avold Cemetery. I've requested a photo on find a grave.Do you think anyone will respond? Does the cemetery provide photos??
Thank You
Added by Robert Richard on Apr 22, 2015 3:34 PM
RE: Uvmp
Thank you.

It was odd that only two of the six or so request were claimed. And now I see three more request have been made.

I'll leave the rest of the photos to your group then.
Added by Thomas on Apr 16, 2015 10:57 PM
Dan Prather
Thomas E Tracey
Thanks for taking the time to provide a photo of his grave. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Dan Prather on Apr 09, 2015 12:14 PM
Ned Marsh
Thank you so very much for the great photos...
Added by Bob on Apr 09, 2015 3:29 AM
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