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Dave (#47976571)
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So many of you are asking about the bio picture I'm using, below is the link with the poem Written by: Monte Leon Manka titled

"The Shadow on the Wall". Click here

I enjoy working with Find A Grave and I especially enjoy adding photos to memorials so that family members can visit their family member's grave at anytime.

Please REMEMBER I do this in my FREE time out of respect for the families. If mistakes are made, BE KIND and remember this isn't a paying JOB.

We are here to help each other, and it would give me honor to know I have helped one. Thank you for caring about the family I also care about so deeply.




FYI: For our Veterans Graves

While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.

These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.

A coin left on a tombstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect.

Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.

A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together.

A dime means you served with him in some capacity.

By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.

According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

In the United States, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.

Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.
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Jewels Verne
RE: Re: Hockenberry's
Thank you.
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 22, 2014 2:09 PM
Nina Thomas
David Howard Grisham edits
Dave, thank you so very much for the edits to David Howard Grisham. Both David Howard and David Houston Grisham paid the ultimate price for freedom. I am so proud that you have entered the information from the War Memorials. Awesome undertaking. I found a veteran's marker for a WW I vet....almost ruined by mowers and rest mostly buried. I captured the image and created a memorial, I couldn't bear that he might be forgotten, as if he never existed. Thank you again for helping us not forget the toll of war. Nina
Added by Nina Thomas on Apr 22, 2014 9:10 AM
Nina Thomas
David H Grisham
The Louisiama War Memorial for Captain David Howard Grisham memorial #118652899 born in Louisiana and the memorial for Corporal David Houston Grisham, memorial #27136126 born in Tennessee, are not the same person. Both are Korea Vets. Cpl David Houston Grisham, Veteran marker is nearby his parents, Oscar and Brazle Grisham in Green Hill Cemetery, in Etowah, McMinn Tennessee. The birth dates, location, rank are different. David Howard Grisham is not the son of Ocsar and Brazle Grisham. It took me some time to figure this all out. The application for the veteran marker and the photo sealed the deal. Cpl Grisham was a member of the 17th Infantry Regiment. Captain Grisham was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 20th Weather Squadron, 18th Fighter Bomber Group. Basically: Oscar and Brazle Grisham are not the parents of Captain David Howard Grisham as someone had suggested. Thanks again for your wonderful mission to document our war dead and missing in action. Nina Thomas. (I have asked the contributors for Cpl Grisham to make edits as well--thank you again)
Added by Nina Thomas on Apr 22, 2014 5:09 AM
F. Simkins
RE: Re: Photo Request
thanks you so much for your help.
sorry to see that James P. and Mary Branin were unmarked :(
Also, was wondering about Adah C Branin coffelt and James I Branin, the names on the headstones say Thelma D gunyou and Joseph B. Gunyou just a little confused about that.

Added by F. Simkins on Apr 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Gaye Hill
RE: Re: Massman
Hi Dave,

Happy Easter to you.

What a surprise for me to me your great photos, thank you so much for your persistence in going back, I do appreciate it very much.

Gaye Hill

Added by Gaye Hill on Apr 21, 2014 12:32 AM
L. Winge
Willard Bucholz
We will replce the posted picture with a better one, after good rain, or ect, may while before get back over there, thanks for all you do.
Added by L. Winge on Apr 20, 2014 8:12 PM
Mary Chidester
RE: Re: Johnson
Thank you so very much for taking the time to photograph the headstones. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Mary Chidester on Apr 20, 2014 4:52 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Re: Monroe
Oh, great!! Thanks!!
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Apr 19, 2014 3:02 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
RE: Re: Monroe
Remind me for which Monroe? I didn't get an email that they had been fulfilled
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Apr 19, 2014 9:50 AM
RE: Re: Gladys Knipfer
Got it. Thank you Dave...
Added by Bob on Apr 19, 2014 5:24 AM
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