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Billy Mitchell (#47401339)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 2 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Florence, SC where I now live.

I attended the University of SC. Graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College with degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

I served in the USMC from 1966-1972. I served in Vietnam 1967-68 in the Infantry as a machine gun team leader and Battalion S-2 Scout. Veteran of the Siege of Khe Sanh, 3rd platoon G Co,2nd Bn,26th Marines.
Major contributor to the Vietnam book "Into the DMZ" written by a friend of mine with whom I served with in Vietnam.

Also contributed to the following books on Vietnam:

"Battalion of Kings"
"Valley of Decision-The Siege of Khe Sanh"
"The Final Formation"

Retired from the South Carolina State Guard as a Colonel on June 1, 2013. Served 28 years and 8 months.

Interest include: Family history research, USMC military history (especially Vietnam), Indian artifact collecting, coin collecting, gun collecting, metal detecting and University of South Carolina Gamecock football. 42 year Gamecock Club member.

I have been taking photographs of veterans graves at the Florence National Cemetery since January, 2010 as I only live a mile away, I am able to get the photo the same day that it is requested. I enjoy doing this very much, especially for the Veterans as the guys gave their all for this country. They deserve to be remembered in all ways possible.
Thank you veterans for your service.
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Sylvester Roy Burch / Florence National Cemetery
Hello, and first of all thank you for your many years of devoted military service to the United States!!

I was writing to ask if you could please transfer this memorial to me because this is my dad.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Jacqueline Burch Gallman
Added by Burch_Gal on Mar 03, 2015 7:40 PM
Bob Olsen
RE: Nathan Berry
As a fellow Veteran, I take the Soldiers requests in Hollywood very seriously,
Vietnam-1971-1972 E-5/Spec5 heavy equipment instructor.
Quang Tri- D Co 84th Eng Bn
Camp Eagle- 101st Airborne
Main Base Phu Bai-D Co 84th Eng Bn
Red Beach-D Co 84th Eng Bn
Danang Harbour- 359th Port Construction
Marble Mountain- Engineer Command Vietnam
I locked the door on my way out.
Added by Bob Olsen on Feb 18, 2014 10:55 AM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Pratt Monument Photo
First, Thank you for your service to our Country. It is very much apprecated!

And, thank you so much for the photo of this distant relative's monument and the location of the burial noted with it. Updated requests have been placed for the memorial.

Robert Otis Pratt, Jr

Best Regards,
Connie Schwindt Rumold
Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Feb 05, 2014 12:14 PM
Susie Carey-Morris
Archibald Carey
Added by Susie Carey-Morris on Jan 01, 2014 5:50 PM
Edward A Bartholomew
Wow - thanks for the very fast response - appreciate it - Larry (G-Man)
Added by G-Man on Dec 24, 2013 12:54 PM
Jesse Mae Fenters Wood
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for her in Florence Natl Cemetery. I really appreciate the time and effort put in to get this photo for me!!
Added by cfenters on Dec 22, 2013 4:28 AM
Mary Lou McCormick
Theodore L Coleman
Thank you Billy for the headstone photo for Theodore...
Added by Mary Lou McCormick on Nov 30, 2013 11:12 PM
Janet Bertram
RE: Harley Hackett
Thanks so much for the heads up. I saw that after I had sent it and forgot to remove my request. Are you related to Mr Mitchell? Why I am asking is I found a memorial military bracelet for him with his name and deathdate on it. I would like to return it to someone who would cherish it. Thx for any help you can give. Janet
Added by Janet Bertram on Nov 24, 2013 5:10 PM
Mary Lou McCormick
Drake Abrams and wife Alberta
Thank you very much Billy for the wonderful headstone photos for the Abrams...your help is really appreciated.
Added by Mary Lou McCormick on Nov 01, 2013 8:42 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
Jack Schuyler
Another find job. Thanks for all you do.

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Oct 30, 2013 12:15 PM
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