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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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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!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

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

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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.

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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

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

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

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

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

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

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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.

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     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...

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     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.

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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

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Lewis family
Lewis Family

Charles, Josephine, David, & Peter Lewis

I added photos for all of the above family members
Added by NoreenP on Oct 25, 2016 2:31 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: 2LT Bernard L Herman
Hi Russ,
The records looks good, thanks. I'm still trying to find him.
Added by Dan Phelan on Oct 20, 2016 6:51 AM
Anne Cady
John Velker Jr & Donald Beals
Hi Russ. Regarding the two memorials I transferred to you in Arlington, the service for John Velker Jr was the 14th and it was a Memorial stone, not a burial (Section MF, site 31-4). Donald Beals was an actual burial of recovered remains which happened today. Here is what Arlington National Cemetery put on their facebook page today: Today, the graveside service for U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Donald L. Beals took place in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. On April 17, 1945, Beals, 22, of Brookings, South Dakota, was assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, and was the pilot of a single-seat P-47D “Thunderbolt,” on an armed reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. En route to the target area, Beals reported that he had spotted enemy aircraft on the ground near Lonnewitz,Germany, and was instructed to attack. As Beals and his squadron leader began to dive, he was struck by intense anti-aircraft fire. He was reported missing in action subsequent to this attack, and declared dead on April 18, 1946.

His remains were recently found and identified.

They have some pictures of the service in their post.
Added by Anne Cady on Oct 17, 2016 5:18 PM
Lisbeth Blue Long
# 56285935
Thank you so much for all the work on behalf of our soldiers.
Sgt Delmont W Strait of Aleppo, Greene County, PA was not married. The Anna Mae Anderson, listed as his next of kin, was his mother. I am placing his photo on the site. I knew some of his relatives.
Liz Blue Long
Harrisburg, PA
Added by Lisbeth Blue Long on Oct 17, 2016 5:08 PM
Jerry & Beth
SSGT Ernest N Bowser
I saw your addition of SSGT Ernest N Bowser. I also came across a memorial where he is listed on his family marker in Maryland. The Find A Grave memorial is #154736101. Maybe you would want to combine these two memorials.

Added by Jerry & Beth on Oct 16, 2016 12:19 PM
Cpl. Stanley Latcovich
I found a stone for him in Thayer Cemetery, Ridgway, yesterday and added it. I've also linked him to the Holland cemetery. Just thought that maybe you'd like to add his photo to the Thayer Cemetery page.

Find A Grave Memorial# 171310027
Added by CABrown on Oct 15, 2016 4:49 AM
Michael Traynor
William E. Matthews
Thank you very much for transferring William E. Matthews to me! I'm appreciative of the great service you do for Find A Grave. :)
Added by Michael Traynor on Oct 12, 2016 8:23 PM
Betty-Jo Watt
RE: Pvt Albert R De Roche
Russ, You’re welcome for the photos. Congratulations on your web page! I see the “Last Update” is Oct. 12, 2015. Should this be 2016? Also, was wondering if Albert De Roche’s name should be DeRoche? I had trouble locating him on Find A Grave when I was planning to go to cemetery because I kept searching for his name without the space between De and Roche.
Added by Betty-Jo Watt on Oct 12, 2016 7:13 AM
DeWolff updates
Many Thanks !
Added by Cindy on Oct 01, 2016 7:08 PM
Gary Boughton
Kenneth Charles Bouton
Hi Russ,

Thanks so very much for the transfer of Kenneth Charles Bouton, its very much appreciated.

Thank You,

Gary Boughton
Added by Gary Boughton on Sep 26, 2016 4:16 PM
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