Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Russ Pickett (#46575736)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 17 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.


A Delawarean by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

" Neglected graves are a shameful thing! "

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing


Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

I'm currently working on the District Of Columbia and the State of New York:

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II


Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!


If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."


Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.


     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...


     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.


     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.


It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 71,749 Memorials Added
 • 81,218 Memorials Managed
 • 97 Memorials/Week
 • 6,966 Photos
 • 84 Photo Requests
 • 37 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 65,044 Virtual Flowers
 • 144 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 89 Famous Bios
 • 38 Fame Ratings
 • 5 Sponsorships
 • 61 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
"Arisan Maru" (4)
(00) ~ Connecticut, Fairf... (2)
(01) ~ Connecticut, WW II... (163)
(02) Merchant Marines Who... (245)
(04) WW II - Bio's I've w... (3000)
(05) WW II - Bio's I've w... (592)
(06) WW II - Bio's I've w... (3000)
(07) WW II - Bio's I've w... (621)
(08) WW II - Bio's I've w... (2724)
(09) WW II - Bio's I've w... (2661)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
A Marine's Daug..., A.J. Marik, Andy, Anne , Anne Cady, B24CoPilotNiece, Barb Destromp, Bill Southam, bmcd, CindyS, Clarence J. Gei..., Connie Lagasse ..., Corey & Douglas..., Dan Phelan, Dan Silva, Dave & Joyce Hu..., Diana Tharp, Dominique Potie..., Don Knight, Eric Ackerman, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Russ Pickett (1854)[Leave Message]
Jerry & Beth Gallagher
RE: 2Lt Gerard J Gallagher
I am willing to control my Uncles Page.
Added by Jerry & Beth Gallagher on Jul 23, 2016 9:35 PM
A Horan
LT John Ligon
Photos of his gravesite are now on his memorial, and his parents and brother have been added to the cemetery, as well.
Added by A Horan on Jul 14, 2016 5:19 PM
A Horan
John Fulton Ligon
Hi, Russ,
Sent you a SAC on this, but John Fulton Ligon was disinterred from ANC in 1953 to be reburied at Parklawn Cemetery. We believe that is Parklawn in Rockville, MD, but the records do not note the specific location of the cemetery.

Added by A Horan on Jul 12, 2016 8:31 AM
Thomas Clark
SSgt Donald W Gray
Dear Russ,

I have a diary from an airman named Eugene Cromer who did 35 missions. Cromer also went to the high school where I teach. He wrote in the diary that Don Gray was a good friend and said how he was KIA. If you want I can send you a copy of the page.

Tom Clark
Added by Thomas Clark on Jul 12, 2016 5:25 AM
A Horan
John Ligon at ANC
Hi, Russ!
I pursued the location of John Ligon at Arlington National again today, with no luck. I went through Section 8 again, and he's simply not in the area of the site # that they gave you. So, I went over to the Visitor Center to have them help, and they couldn't find any record of him at all. Tonight I have sent an email to one of the admins in the ANC office, and hopefully he'll be able to shed some light on this for us. I'll let you know what he says once he gets back to me. Thanks for your patience with this, Russ!
Added by A Horan on Jul 10, 2016 9:10 PM
Tim Cook
Memorial# 70919030
Hi Russ, you can see Memorial# 141030991

I was holding off until I could find more info
on the missing name, but maybe you can figure
out who he was...

Let me know if you find anything out.

I can't seem to get update messages out the usual way anymore, all I get is 'error' when I try
Added by Tim Cook on Jul 05, 2016 9:27 PM
RE: PFC Robert William Fleming
Thank you for all you have done with the Hoten POW camp.
Your website;
is absolutely wonderful!
Added by 142genealogy on Jul 02, 2016 7:04 AM
Russ: Joseph A Carson-Find A Grave Memorial# 56643077 This soldier was actually born in Maryland and entered service from Pennsylvania according to the compensation files.
Added by Frogman on Jun 30, 2016 11:58 AM
Miss Mary
Elizabeth & Robert related? In proximity?
Hello Russ -
Thank you for your work! I so appreciate being able to access Find-a-Grave records from afar to search for family!
I believe Elizabeth Lane at Find A Grave Memorial# 19467698 is the Mother of Robert Lane #19467716 & Thomas Lane #19467717. If so, she would likely be Elizabeth "Lizzie" Arber Lane, wife of William Lane #94342249 & sister of Ezra Arber #19122847.
Can you tell me if Elizabeth, Robert, Thomas, & Ezra show any indications (from close locations, cemetery records) of being related? This will explain alot to me.
My email:
Thanks for any help!
"Miss Mary" Lane

Added by Miss Mary on Jun 28, 2016 11:13 PM
Robert Adams
Jarret in Oatka
Hello again Russ,

Here is another cousin that if you do not mind transferring to me.
Find A Grave Memorial# 36590444 - George Jr.
Thanks in advance
Added by Robert Adams on Jun 28, 2016 6:01 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service