|Billy M. Brown (#46859520)|
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A member of the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Midland, Texas. I am researching all 228 men who died in Vietnam from 30 West Texas Counties. Project includes finding burial sites.|
I am also attempting to locate the final burial places and pictures of all Veterans who died in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund is in the process of building a new education center which will house the photos of all Vietnam casualties. I am involved in this project. If any one has a picture of a Vietnam casualty, please let me know.
I am attempting to add memorial tributes to those Vietnam deaths as I find them at findagrave. I am using data from many sources. One of the best is www.virtualwall.org. This is a copyrighted site. I have been a 10 year contributor and assist them when and where I am asked. I am not on their staff. I have obtained permission to utilize some of their material. That permission, however, is limited and does not give other contributors the permission to copy and use that material without obtaining authorization from www.virtualwall.org.
Other sources includes Department of Defense Form 1330 headstone request information. I do not have actual copies of these requests but do have means to obtain copies from other researchers such at www.virtualwall.org and Robert Sage of Austin, Texas. This information, however, was documented a short time following the death of the service member. There have been instances where a service member was disinterred and moved to another grave site at a later date. Some of the information gives a burial locale and not a specific cemetery. In those instances, the headstone was most often delivered to the Funeral Home, or when delivered to a family member, they made their own arrangements to the set the headstone.
Other sites that I utilize is the Wall Project at www.vvmf.org. This is the actual site of the Wall. Some of the information includes other contributors who have documented information there. I attempt to give credit as I can.
Other sites include www.thewall-usa.com. Finally, I have utilized information from family, friends and acquaintances to document the Vietnam casualty's final resting place. Invaluable is the contribution of the findagrave community. These volunteers have assisted in actually locating and documenting burial sites.
There are occasionally errors and omissions, but I will correct that when I receive creditable information.
If you feel that any of the images/words used on this site infringe on YOUR rights, please contact me via EDIT BUTTON FOR CORRESPONDENCE and I will be more than happy to comply with your request and remove them.
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|Laura Kessler Hershey||Joseph Beck # 121933245|
I meant no harm in posting his accomplishments. I was excited to see this for him. I just wanted to honor my cousin. I deleted what you requested.
|Judy Clayton Hagberg||RE: Leslie Allan Davis|
Nice to hear from you, Billy. I am very surprised he did not receive a purple heart for his injuries during the Vietnam War. He stayed with us before deploying to Vietnam with his friend named Wayne. Leslie's maternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother were sisters. My mom and his mom-1st cousins. I visited Morea and Gene (and kids) in Odessa a few times with my parents, also they would come and visit my grandmother and the rest of the family a few times here in California. Gene was a hoot! He would tell stories about him "throwing his voice" and causing laughable situations. Morea was a dear and very close to my late older aunt, Frances. I was so sorry to find out Leslie had passed away. Thank you for updated his memorial.
|lato sensu||latosensu is now at email@example.com|
I have obtained permission to utilize some of their material. That permission, however, is limited and does not give other contributors the permission to copy and use that material without obtaining authorization from www.virtualwall.org.
I see you have sent yahoo a couple - say again to juno. Coz was in the Navy before going Army. Was in Nam same time Mr. G was. I was anchored outer anchorage Da Nang watching the 50's red tracers flying through the night air.
|rw2009||RE: David Louis Causey|
Thank you so much.
Added by rw2009 on Oct 22, 2015 4:01 AM
|Linda Klein Berrett||Douglas Howes|
Thank you for the work you have done for our Veterans, and my friend Doug. I posted a photo of his name on the Vietnam Memorial wall. I took it on a visit to Washington DC. I hope you don't mind.
Thank you for all your work in preserving the memory of all those that lost their life in the Vietnam War.
Added by Mary on Sep 26, 2015 9:15 PM
|Robert Sage||RE: Garfield Evans|
Well we found a DD1330 and am asking them to check again,
|Robert Sage||Sp 4 Garfield Evans|
I put in a request for a photo of his gravestone
. The man who took my request ask the cemetery for a location and they told him they had not record of him.
Any help appreciated,
|Barry Gebhart||Corp Carl M "Butch" Gebhart|
Billy, I just found the information that you posted on my cousin Corp Carl M Gebhart Jr memorial# 60212446 this past week. I was surfing the internet and found this by accident. "Butch" was a first cousin and I was only 8 when he was killed. Needless to say this has stirred up a lot of memories. His dad and my dad were brothers. Thank you so much for posting this information. I intend to show the picture to my mother who is 88 years old to see if she remembers him. Just curious if you have any information on any of his siblings. I know its a long shot but thought I would ask. Leave me a message and let me know.
Thank you again.
Barry A Gebhart
|Sherlocks Cousin||Cameron Joseph Devine at Ft Bliss|
Billy: I read your flower comment on Cameron. I think you need to revamp it.....I found he killed himself-poor guy:
Non-Hostile - Died of Illness/Injuries
Casualty Air:Ground Casualty
Body Status:Body Recovered
Service Branch:United States Marine Corps
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