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Rick Ervin (#48293905)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I am Honorably Retired from the United States Army Special Forces as a Chief Warrant Officer and a Disabled Veteran with Iraq and Afghanistan experience, as well as other countries around the globe.

I was born and raised in Chicago, but I come from a long line of Ervins-Cooks within Effingham, Jasper and Macon Counties of Illinois, and Marion and Bartholomew Counties of Indiana, as well as Ohio and Kentucky. I have traced my ancestors back to Ireland and Scotland. My wife hails from the Davis-Duclo-Keith Clans and we have traced her ancestry back to Scotland as well.

A couple of my passions and interests are genealogy and history, especially in locating the final resting place of me ancestors and the part they placed in history, as well as helping others to locate theirs. The history we can learn from our pasts, can help shape our young of the future.

I became a findagrave volunteer through my research and thought it would be interesting. I receive great enjoyment in finding markers of Veterans, then cleaning them up where and when needed. The stories each marker tells of heroic sacrifices made are inspiring and show the great patriotism in the individual families. I also found that this helps with my

As a findagrave volunteer, I visit and photograph the cemeteries in my area in order to UPDATE-TOTALLY photograph the individual cemeteries within the County. I receive greater enjoyment in taking pictures, instead of creating records, but will as I find a grave that has not been recorded in the cemetery I visit. If I find Veteran's markers that can't be read, or is covered by erosion through time and weather to the point it cannot be easily read, I clean them so that they can be read and respects can be rendered for the sacrifices they made.

I also enjoy researching veterans of past conflicts who have fallen, creating their biographies of who they are ... and sadly how they died so that their families can know of the heroic actions their loved sacrificed for as they research their family trees. Currently, I am working on veterans in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

REQUESTS: As time permits, I will try and fulfill requests as I receive them. I would ask the specific memorials be checked first to ensure there is not a photo already taken. I do realize sometimes the photo already present, may not be legible.

If you find an error, or have additional information any of my memorials, please use the suggest a correction or provide additional information under the "Edit" Tab. I will research your recommendation and gladly make corrections or additions to any memorial that is warranted. I do not have an ego to bruise. BOTTOM LINE-I believe accurate information is essential in order for family members to be able to locate their relatives.

Concerning Transfers, I will transfer any memorial to family members. I feel that family members can create a better picture (bio) on the memorial page of their relative.

In the words of the Irish, "Slainte!" Translate-"Good Health to You."
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Tanya Whited Sweet
David Ervin
I recently posted a picture for David Ervin's memorial. However, if it is not the correct "David" please let me know and I can remove it. Thank you.
Added by Tanya Whited Sweet on Oct 15, 2015 2:54 PM
shayla adams
Thank you.
Thank you for finding my fiances grave. He was murdered by my best friend 3 years ago. I miss him dearly he was my soulmate. When he died my spirit died with him. Big hugs
Added by shayla adams on Jul 24, 2015 8:05 PM
Linda Y
RE: 46394179
Antioch use to have a church that burned down sad it looked so bad. We took many photos also. I know my relative is there. We will go back when it is winter. May locate more. Thanks so much We go to many military cemeteries. My brother was a vietnam vet. My father korean War. And gr gr grandparent Civil War
Thanks for your service
Added by Linda Y on Jul 20, 2015 10:25 AM
Linda Y
RE: 46394179
Cary foster and Nancy stokes Foster. They are on the same stone. I was missing my gr gr grandpa buried there N C Foster. Dod 1903.
Added by Linda Y on Jul 19, 2015 8:40 PM
Linda Y
i was so happy to see you located the stone of my foster ancestors. We took many photos on our visit to try to locate my gr gr granpa s grave. Never found it. It was so overgrown. I know Nathan C foster is buried there. Did you know if you kept files of photos you took Hope to hear from you. Linda
Added by Linda Y on Jul 18, 2015 10:39 PM
Theo Atienza
Hello Sir,
Are you somehow related to John Thomas Pickett? he is my great grand father..
Added by Theo Atienza on Mar 24, 2015 4:17 PM
Vickie Phillips
Rose Irene Glover Rogers
Thank you for posting the pictures of my aunts head stone, it means the world to me
Added by Vickie Phillips on Jan 14, 2015 7:01 PM
april mccormick
RE: Ella G Shepherd/ Jess Shepherd
Added by april mccormick on Dec 30, 2014 6:38 PM
Many thanks for posting the Thompson memorial picture. Much appreciated!
Added by Adrienne on Dec 21, 2014 9:20 AM
april mccormick
Jesse Shepherd
Added by april mccormick on Nov 26, 2014 5:12 PM
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