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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!


I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

I'm currently working on the State of Maine:

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II


If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."


Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.


     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...


     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.


     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.


It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Messages left for Russ Pickett (1646)[Leave Message]
Loving Daughter
Searching for my Dad
I knew where my dad was buried. Been there as a child and and as an adult, but what I learned today was that I could sponsor his grave What a wonderful Memorial Day gift I have been given. My son lead me to this site to see his marker again. Thanks for all your time making sure love ones have a place to see and read about their past.He is remembered here at home with a detailed memorial on the back of his parents monument for us to visit closer.
Added by Loving Daughter on May 23, 2015 1:22 PM
Julia G
RE: Capt Michael Momcilovich
The day after I took the picture, his class was having their 50th reunion here on West Point. I was volunteering with another organization and his daughter just happened to stop by our table and I was able to meet her.
Added by Julia G on May 22, 2015 1:51 PM
No thanks
Thanks for offering to transfer back the veterans - but as you do most the work, please maintain them. Super great job on Tadeusz - Thanks again!
Added by Jeni on May 20, 2015 10:58 AM
Thank you!
Thanks for the great job on the information for Chester and Alexander Krawiecki - you are doing such a fantastic job commemorating these war heroes! I also like how you have listed the other Airmen who perished on B-17G
Added by Jeni on May 18, 2015 7:15 AM
Laurie Angel
Drexler Memorials
Thank you so much for transferring the Drexler memorials to me, and so quickly. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your work.

Added by Laurie Angel on May 14, 2015 9:34 AM
Clara McIver
Jessie Applebee Wilson

Egg on my face! More research reveals this is correct-- Jessie's mother ended up being her sister-in-law as well. The missing piece was Jessie's father. I found him and added a memorial for him which helped me work out my confusion. Please leave things as they were. Thanks so much.
Added by Clara McIver on May 12, 2015 6:39 AM
Hector Miranda
Thank You
Im sorry I forgot, if you have or can post more info regarding my great-uncle, I would sure appreciate.
Service # 33001395 Manuel Miranda
Added by Hector Miranda on May 11, 2015 2:18 PM
Hector Miranda
Thank you
I am Hector Miranda Zavala, 45, born in Chicago IL.. and I am and have been a resident of the central highlands in Guanajuato, Mexico for probably the last 20 years and before that I lived in Celaya, Mexico for about 10 yrs.
When I was a kid my Da (he passed 6 7 years ago), born in 1943 in Celaya. Mexico, told me (just once) a story about how he (vaguely recalled) having been told a story about the death of a loved one on D Day.
He kind of remembered about an uncle of his, Manuel Miranda, whom he never met. A train rolled into Celaya, there was a casket with the US flag draped over it, and other loved ones went to pick up the casket, and then proceeded to give him a proper burial at their local cemetery in Rincon de Tamayo, Mexico.. a small town a few maybe 15-20 km from Celaya, Mexico.
I later confirmed with my brother, that he too as well, remembered the story, and he added that apparently Manuel and his brother Jose Miranda (my grandfather) and probably other brothers and/or close cousins would periodically migrate to Chicago or the midwest, Ohio and work at the steel mills or similar… then get their savings together and go back to Mexico. It seems it was a pattern, to put it plainly, and they probably did this often.
Anyways I appreciate the information you have published. I will try to send you (post) a picture and maybe more info.. if I can get that.
BTW the cemetery is Cementerio Municipal de Rincon de Tamayo
Thank You Hector
Added by Hector Miranda on May 11, 2015 2:00 PM
Bengtson Updated
Thanks for the transfer....the Edit Military field deleted and Marker transcription field updated...if you don't mind...I will request some other transfers...correct them and send them back to you?
Added by ShaneO on May 06, 2015 8:54 PM
John Donne
RE: AMM2 Carl Louis Morgan
Hi Russ, Glad that I could find a picture and that squib on him. It's very sad what happened to that 8 man crew and 3 or 4 passengers on that PBY. Here's a link to the story. Only the pilot survived. Three apparently died the night of the crash, and the rest were killed or executed at the notorious Japanese prison camp at Rabaul. Have a good week, my friend, JD
Added by John Donne on May 04, 2015 8:16 AM
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