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Charles A. Lewis (#47162573)
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Bio Photo I'm a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In my free time, I'm a military researcher / historian whose key area of interest is in the World War II and Korean War eras. However, my overall, never-ending goal is to try to acknowledge the service of all our country's warriors.

In an effort to accomplish this goal, I created the Military Hall of Honor to honor all veterans, living and deceased, and use it along with FindaGrave. Membership is free and available to all who wish to contribute military records, bios, photos, honor the military with tributes, leave remembrances, etc.
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Noelani
Montrose Graham McCormick family
Hello. I can't remember if I've written to you before, but I've been very interested in the story of this young man and his family. I first became interested in Ivan Montrose Graham, who was a military Jr. whose home of record was Hawaii, which I also have a connection to. It was through you that I learned how, after his death of influenza, in 1918, his best friend and roommate from USNA, Lynde DuPuy McCormick, married his widow, adopted his son, and raised him as his own. Today, while hunting for a site that lists Navy WWI deaths, along with causes, I searched under Ivan's name, and found this interesting entry from a book, which claims that Ivan's son's name was Ivan Montrose Graham, Jr. and that he had a son named Ivan Montrose Graham III! I can't make sense of that, as the young man was clearly known as Monty McCormick at USNA and his cenotaph gives his adoptive name. I can understand why the adoption and name change would have taken place. That would have given him the same rights as a natural born child, and also avoided the stigma the was attached to adoption at that time. Many people, back then, never told children that they were adopted, whether by one or both parents. I can't, however, figure out why this book would list him, and a son, with the name he probably would have had, had his father not died when he was a baby. I thought you might be interested, too, or maybe even have some idea of what might explain it.

I'm hoping this link will work!

Thanks for all your hard work in this very noble cause!

Darillyn Lamb Starr

https://books.google.com/books?id=1KvkiaQks-kC&pg=PA933&lpg=PA933&dq=ivan+montrose+graham&source=bl&ots=z8ND6Np7qk&sig=IKrzyVEtE2eGptTSoTIeXVAbrSc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBGoVChMImqG-_NqkxwIVUaWICh17Hwx6#v=onepage&q=ivan%20montrose%20graham&f=false
Added by Noelani on Aug 12, 2015 8:43 PM
robin pellicci moore
RE: Anthony Thomas Pellicci
Thank you for adding my dad to your wonderful website. I joined, added an uncle (J. D. Rowell), but couldn't figure out how to load photos.

Thanks again,
Robin
Added by robin pellicci moore on Aug 07, 2015 7:30 PM
bill corley
Gary Hill
The picture used on the foind a grave site is the same as the Gary P Hill on the Vietnam memorial wall of faces--picture the same however DOB and final tour dates differ -also place of burials are different
Added by bill corley on Aug 02, 2015 4:53 PM
Herschel Sheiness
James R. Hottenroth
Charles, I was a classmate of Jim's in the band at Texas A & M. I am involved in a project of preparing a memorial book for classmates killed in Vietnam as well as having a practice room in the new Music Building dedicated to him. As you left a message on his Find a Grave site I was wondering how you knew him and what you might have to contribute to the memorial book. Also, wondering if you could get us a picture of his memorial head stone. Please contact me at: Herschel L. Sheiness, e-mail address: jsheines@swbell.net
Added by Herschel Sheiness on Jul 30, 2015 1:33 PM
MaryBKAZ
Lawrence P Bischoff
Thank you so much for the work you have done. I am very grateful. I am the daughter of Col. Lawrence P Bischoff, Jr and L.P. B., Sr.
Added by MaryBKAZ on Jul 11, 2015 8:20 PM
JustBarb
RE: Col William E. Yinger Memorial # 15657775
I meant to say that there are 2 more pictures of him in uniform on the Find a Grave site, both of which may gladly be used. I just looked at the Military Hall of Honor page. Very nice! Thanks. Quite an undertaking!!!
Added by JustBarb on Jul 08, 2015 9:27 PM
JustBarb
RE: Col William E. Yinger Memorial # 15657775
Yes, very proud of my father and his entire military career. Some of his WWII memorabilia are housed in a display at The National Museum of WWII Aviation in Colorado Springs. It includes escape route maps which he used after his plane was downed on his first mission, requiring him to evade the enemy for 10 days in Yugoslavia with the help of the partisans. He went on to fly 35 more combat missions during WWII and then, of course, more missions in a B-52 during the Vietnam War.

Thanks for adding Roy Reneau, Jr. to your project. He was my mother's brother, the uncle I never met. His story is on his Find A Grave page.
Added by JustBarb on Jul 08, 2015 9:03 PM
JustBarb
RE: Col William E. Yinger Memorial # 15657775
Yes,Charles, you may use the photo of my father, William E. Yinger on the site you mentioned. You may also use the uniformed picture of Roy Reneau, Jr., another of my relatives who lost his life in WWII (Find A Grave Memorial# 106422681).
Barbara
Added by JustBarb on Jul 08, 2015 4:38 PM
Sandra Shaw Branz
Corp Warren Henry Rayla Jr
Memorial #13683081. Hello Charles. You have added a personal photo to the above memorial. Corp Rayla was the son of my grand aunt Ruthie Shaw. Would you grant permission to use this photo in his profile on my ancestry.com family tree? My husband is also a Vietnam veteran and I would like to make sure Corp Rayla is remembered. Thank you. Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Jun 22, 2015 6:26 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Spec Forest Clayton Hodgkin # 99756438
Thank you..my pleasure
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jun 21, 2015 8:39 PM
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