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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!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.

A Delawarean by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

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

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers 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

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I'm currently working on Connecticut, the District Of Columbia and the State of New York:

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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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.

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     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...

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     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.

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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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RE: Corp Arthur R Markham
Also, his brother, Herbert E. Markham, may have enlisted from Erie County: 115100787

There is an obituary for him at this website:

Herbert E. Markham, Sr., 87, died Monday, July 8, 2013 at Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in the Paulk Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Paulk and the Rev. Allen Arowood officiating. Interment will follow at 2 PM in Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 at the funeral home in Fitzgerald.
Mr. Markham was born May 30, 1926 in Byron, New York to the late Clark and Dorothy Nice Markham. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army. He was retired letter carrier in Buffalo, New York and Warsaw, New York. He moved to Fitzgerald in 1998 from Ft. Myers, Florida and was a member of First Assembly of God. Mr. Markham was a member of the American Legion and served as a Chaplain for the Veterans Administration in Dublin. A devoted giver, Mr. Markham always supported St Jude Children’s Hospital and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Mr. Markham is survived by 3 sons: Herbert “Herby” Markham of Mississippi, Robert E. Lee Markham of Wachula, Florida and James Markham of Fitzgerald; three daughters: Kathleen Kluka of Westminster, Maryland, Jennifer Lynn Markham of Auburndale, Florida and Mary Ann Temple of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one sister: Vera Maitland of Bergen, New York. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Pauline Fulford Markham.

Added by JLMuck on Dec 04, 2016 6:49 AM
RE: Corp Arthur R Markham
Wow! What a fantastic memorial. Very nicely done. I have sent you a link to his father. I need to do the same with his siblings, if they have memorials. I have not located his mother, yet. I found her parents and siblings, but, cannot find obituaries for them either so don't know if she remarried.

I see I misspelled plane in the news article. I left off the 'e'.

Again, very nice memorial. Judy
Added by JLMuck on Dec 04, 2016 6:25 AM
Thomas Clark
RE: SSGT Samuel J Grieco


Thanks for the update. Looks great! I wish I had his pictures but they are out there in the hands of some collector.

Added by Thomas Clark on Dec 04, 2016 4:22 AM
George V. Massey
Find A Grave Memorial# 7536781

Obit with Bio in this 1924 newspaper. See link below.

George V. Massey

Wilmington, Delaware
[Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware]

The Sunday Morning Star
26 Oct 1924
Link to Item:

Page 11, Col 2
Added by Jose on Dec 03, 2016 3:25 PM
Rhonda Fleming
RE: MM1 Quentin Boyd Reynolds
Thank you but I don't see them?
Added by Rhonda Fleming on Nov 27, 2016 9:46 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
KIA Reginald E Romeo
Hi Russ....found this obituary but can't find it listed on Find A Grave...thought you might like to list/search for it..see pg 64
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Nov 23, 2016 8:01 PM
James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
Memorial 11062975
On James Edward Thomson's record you entered, "Son of Mary A Thompson. The headstone actually reads, "Son of Mary E Townsend".
Added by James L. Gorham, HMC USN(... on Nov 23, 2016 11:29 AM
dalya d
Dennet Gurman
dear sir
we respect your wish to correct the memorials but Dennet Gurman is our brother-in-law's uncle and the family does not know where he died. we will not change the memorial so please retract your edit.
Added by dalya d on Nov 23, 2016 7:48 AM
James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
Demby Cemetery
I took photos of the headstones in Demby Cemetery, Camden, DE and posted them to names you entered for the cemetery. When I looked into a few of the names I found the name of the cemetery was listed as Brinkley Hill Cemetery on the death certificate of Hannah Pitts and the government headstone application for Pvt Elwood Groves. Did the cemetery get renamed at some point? That area was a free black community called Brinkley Hill. Just curious about the name.
Added by James L. Gorham, HMC USN(... on Nov 21, 2016 11:38 AM
Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Vincent Runyon, Picataway, NJ
Hi..I'm Joanie Ely Sundelof of Piscataway NJ..I live right near the Runyon Grave off of what is now Centennial Ave. in Piscataway..I have a book by Walter Meuly done in 1976..Ir has many of the homes of families who settled here and grave pictures. There are some from the very old Runyon Graveyard..Mary Runyon, wife of Vincent is in the Runyon Grave..Mr. Meuly took several photos of what's left of these and many other old graves in Piscataway..I took photos of some out of his book..One is of what's left of Mary Runyon's stone here..It's the oldest in our town..Vincent's seems to have disintegrated and not pictured..I don't know if you are mentioned another Vincent with a wife of Martha but Mary was married to Vincent here..She was born in 1650 and died in 1737..Vincent died in 1713...Feel free to contact me if you'd like pictures or more info..Joanie
Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Nov 20, 2016 11:19 PM
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