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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!

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. Or the request will be ignored.

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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Dave Hansen
RE: Batten & Charron
I am glad to assist Top.

Added by Dave Hansen on Nov 26, 2014 9:52 AM
Stanley Shepard
Joseph Driscoll and Edward P Barrows
Thank you for adding the information I gave you. Edward P Barrows find a grave memorial is 130635261
I have been spending most of my time on memorials in overseas cemetery's finding missing information and linking the to there parents. This is a letter I sent to my grand daughter some years ago.

Grandpa, what does Memorial Day mean to you?

To MacKenzie

When I was growing up in the 1950’s in Ashland, Massachusetts; every Memorial Day, the town would have a parade. Everyone was involved in the parade, if you were not marching, you where watching. The school band, Fire and Police departments, VFW, the Boys and Girl Scouts and every organization in town would march. When I was older, I marched with the Boy Scouts. We would start in town and march out to the cemetery where some people gave speeches. They would read the Gettysburg Address and then read of the names of the soldiers who died in battle; have a 21 gun salute, play taps and then march back to town, where there was a memorial with all the names of the fallen soldiers. I did not realize then that most of the names on the memorial were never brought home. They were buried in the country they fought in or buried at sea. Some were missing in action (MIA). The grownups back then took Memorial Day very seriously. They lived and had a part in World War I, II, and the Korean War. Memorial Day is one day set aside to remember the brave soldiers; how gave their lives for what we have today. And to honor the Veterans that have passed on. In the Longville and Pine River area, we have four examples of what Memorial Day is about. In the Riverside cemetery in Longville, my Aunt Alice has a brother-in- law George L Engelhart; he died in World War II in the Netherlands. He has a memorial stone at Riverside but is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

Also in the Riverside cemetery, my Cousin Dianne’s husband, has an Uncle Kenneth E. Slagle; he has a memorial stone, also. He is MIA somewhere inside North Korea.

Also in the Riverside cemetery is Dwight B Mayer; he died in Vietnam in 1967. My cousin Dianne told me he was like a big brother to her. On my way to Vietnam in 1970, I stopped to visit my Uncle Tracy in Blind Lake Township where Dwight lived and I got to talk with his dad.

In the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Pine River there is a John Charles Knott , he died in Vietnam on July 20, 1970.

these four brave men from the Longville and Pine River area are examples of what Memorial Day is all about. One is buried overseas; one is lost somewhere inside North Korea and the others were brought home. They gave everything for what we have today. They are examples of many, many soldiers that gave all for what we have today.

I have put locations of these soldiers on a web site called find-a-grave feel free to go to this site and leave a note and/or flowers. You can search anyone’s grave site, it doesn’t have to be just these four soldiers.

This Memorial day, I will put flowers and an American flag on my farther grave in Pequot Lakes; he was a World War II Vet and this is how I pay my respects to all the solders that died in battle and the ones that have passed on since.

As the old soldier in the movie “Memorial Day” said: “You don"t get to choose the war or what happens when you get there , theirs no right or wrong in combat theirs only what you did. Do your best and try to live with it.”

Your Grandpa Shepard
Added by Stanley Shepard on Nov 25, 2014 1:41 AM
RE: Sgt John H Morton
it was actually my friend, military researcher Geoff who found the article-but he didn't write it.
Added by darealjolo on Nov 24, 2014 7:49 AM
Marie Bonafonte
Sgt Harold I Mahoney
Thank you for the information you provided. I have added to his Find A Grave memorial.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Nov 23, 2014 9:27 PM
RE: PFC Charles Webber Hamilton
Sad one. I wonder if he saw action and was suffering from PTSD.
Added by DNealeDE on Nov 23, 2014 12:02 PM
Laura W
Jessie Guinan Eppinger
Please ignore (once again) the email I sent you about the photo. MY BAD sorry Laura W
Added by Laura W on Nov 22, 2014 1:46 PM
Grave photo of Sarah Hickman Denning
Hello Russ,

Thank you for posting a picture of my gg grandmother's
grave. I would never have been able to see it without your
kind help.

Martha Spindler Brown
Added by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2014 7:55 AM
Audra Springer
Memorial# 71378934
Thank you for the info on this family member. His father was Bertrand Arthur Goodbread and his mother was Maude (nee Pettit). Stanley was their only child. I do not find their graves on findagrave. His mother actually died before him, in April 1937, but I have been unable to find any her grave, obit, or death cert. I know about her death from newspaper articles that mention the family traveling for her funeral and from the city directory that mentions her death.
Added by Audra Springer on Nov 21, 2014 4:14 PM
Georgia Stevens/Voshell/Bush
Hello, I noticed you posted information for George and Georgia Bush on your Find A Grave page. Georgia Stevens/Voshell/Bush was my great aunt. Are you related to her or George Bush?

Thank you,
Janet Stevens/Heishman
Added by Janet on Nov 20, 2014 7:46 AM
Anne Cady
RE: PFC Robert Michael Bowman
I don't have a clue. I see your old memorial doing a google search, and the memorial not found message (google didn't have a cache version of that memorial unfortunately). Only the original creator or official site level admin can make that type of a deletion. I would recommend sending a note to the info(at) address with the memorial number and asking for an explanation. They are doing major recoding of the site and it could be that. It could also be that a family member didn't want the listing on findagrave and asked for it to be removed.
Added by Anne Cady on Nov 15, 2014 7:32 AM
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