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David Dunnavant (#46623314)
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Bio Photo Home of Record: Madison, Illinois. Present home: Nanakuli, O'ahu, Hawai'i. Retired former US Marine Gunnery Sergeant and old Marine Grunt of twenty years (1963 to 1983). Other than being a Mud Marine for the first ten years. (The original term for Grunts in the Marines) Once Viet Nam was over. The downsizing of grunts begins. Switched fields mid way to the highest form of human destruction in the military. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Specialist. Both Defensive and Offensive operations. Returned to the US Government two years later as Physical Security/Law Enforcement for the US NAVY. Place of duty US Naval Base, Pearl Harbor and US Naval Magazine Lualualei, Hawaii. West side of Oahu, Hawaii.
While at Lualualei, got involved and interested in an old military aircraft crash site forward left side on a mountain half mile from the main gate called "PaliKea". Meaning cliffs cross in Hawaiian. March 22, 1955, a US Navy NATS (Naval Air Transportation Service) flight DC-6 Aircraft. On or about 2am in the morning, crashed into the mountain killing all on-board. 66 people were victims in the incident. No one survived. A mixture of all branches of the military returning to the mainland going to Travis Air Force Base. For respect and remembrance. All were posted on Find a Grave in remembrance.
Retired from US Civil Service Dec 2009 with 24 Years of Federal Service. Extremely talented with using computers and solving problems with them. Just an old Marine grunt still alive from the Viet Nam era. Two one and a half combat tours in-country. Da Nang area(1st Bn 3rd Marines) 1st tour and 2nd Dong Ha(3rd Bn 3rd Marines) area. Now, totally retired from the US Government side. Aloha, hang loose like a mongoose.
Have been a member of Ancestry.com since June 28, 2004 with a considerable family tree posted there. The Dunnavant & Ballentine Family Tree's. Aloha!
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Bertha
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Joyce ParrishJoyce
Webb Family
You were kind enough to put together information
on the Webb Family. One of which is my father
Omer Jack Webb. But, there is one sibling that is not listed and I am not sure if you can add him, but here is the information.

Thomas Webb - Born 5/19/25, Died 5/5/1989

From the picture where you have taken all the others, Thomas is one where you can see sitting right under Elbert. You can see part of his face.

Thank you,
Joyce "Webb" Parrish

If you need to contact me,
joyce.larryparrish@att.net
Added by Joyce ParrishJoyce on Aug 18, 2015 11:30 AM
Bertha
RE: Thank you
I'm sorry .this is the first message I've gotten. What info do you need? I'm happy to help.
Added by Bertha on Jul 20, 2015 7:36 PM
Bertha
Thank you
Hi David,
Thank you for adding my Dad, Jimmy Muir, to this list.
I always knew he was at Jefferson Barrack, but wasn't sure what Section or Row...So I appreciate you taking the time to dothis...My Mom, Peggy, always spoke highly of you.

Sincerely,
Bertha (bubba)
Added by Bertha on Jun 19, 2015 11:03 PM
Donna R Hays
RE: Emma Jerrett Remers
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Donna R Hays on Jun 05, 2015 11:29 PM
Donna R Hays
Emma Jarrett Remers Memorial# 61878424
Hello David

Thank you for all the work you have done to memorialize those who have gone before. Today while working on family tree, I came across the memorial for Emma Jarrett, a 2nd cousin in our family. I noted you had her born in Penn which is incorrect. I have submitted a correction and wanted to let you know why. I also made a correction in her name as Jarrett was her maiden name.

Cordially,
Donna Rae Hays
Added by Donna R Hays on Mar 08, 2015 6:21 PM
Lynda Puakea
William C Vinet Jr
Aloha David,
First of all... mahalo for your service to our country. And mahalo for all you do for find a grave. I fulfill a lot of requests at Hawaiʻi State Veterans Cemetery and today decided to photograph one of the walls in the Columbarium... Wall 1-B. Iʻm entering the photos and in some cases creating memorial pages and came across William C Vinet Jr, evidently you created 2 pages for the same man! #ʻs 102444443 & 102444315. I put a photo and submitted a birthdate edit on both pages but thought you would want to know so you could take one down. Hope you donʻt mind me letting you know about this... e malama pono...

Regards,
Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Mar 07, 2015 6:02 PM
 

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