|John S. Sims (#47168005)|
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I am a retired Lutheran minister living in metro Chattanooga, TN (Hixson). The Chattanooga National Cemetery is my favorite place to go for Find A Grave and I feel honored to be a data manager for it. Where you see "[jsims]" it is data that I have entered on a given memorial that I do not manage. In addition to having three family members at Chattanooga National, I simply consider it sacred ground and am pleased to help in honoring the memory of all the veterans there. This is my personal perspective: "For every American who loves this country, every veteran is family."|
Having attended the annual Medal of Honor Museum banquet on 26 April 2015, I was reminded by Sammy Lee Davis (the "real" Forrest Gump) that my generation owes much more homage to Viet Nam veterans than many of us gave them in the 1960s. I am thus adding a virtual cemetery for Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients and I have joined the Associates of Vietnam Veterans as a Life Member.
My other current research focus is on a graves registration project for the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. I welcome any inquiries or correspondence on 1898-1902 veterans. I am also just beginning as a volunteer at the Medal of Honor Museum located near my home and I'm enjoying all the new things I'm learning about those MOH recipients; among them, Desmond Doss, whose burial is at Chattanooga National, is a new "modern" hero for me.
Some of my friends have asked me why I research and memorialize "Yankees" and especially USCT. I have also been asked why should I or anyone memorialize the German POWs. To all who wonder, I direct you to the hymn, "In Christ There Is No East or West."
I give general permission for the use of any photographs that I have taken in non-profit heritage projects or family trees. It would be "nice" to hear where this happens and to be given credit. I will gladly consider the transfer of "ownership" for any memorial made by the request of a biological family member.
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|Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War||Henry Sappel|
Thanks for taking the time to get this great photo!
|Rebecca C. M.||Leroy Chappel|
Thank you for the transfer of my Uncle Leroy. He was very dear to me. Thank You
Just a note to let you know that I have added the grave photos of Paul & Hattie Spencer Seymore, William & Christine Spencer Jackson and Emmitt & Virginia Spencer Jewell to the family tree on FamilySearch.com. Thank you for being so generous with the photos you have taken!
Added by Kay on Jan 17, 2016 2:08 PM
|Anonymous||Thomas W. Morrow 71980157|
Thank you for the photo of my cousin's monument in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Your time and interest are very much appreciated.
|Glenn M. Massey||David Latter & Norma Ellen Baldock Hixon # 2983496, 143334484|
Thank you so much for helping my family and I with our memorial photo request. We love the photos. God Bless. Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.
|Teresa||James Robert Headrick|
Thank you for taking the photo of James Robert Headrick's headstone for me. I appreciate that you are so willing to help others with their family research
Added by Teresa on Dec 29, 2015 5:55 PM
|Dave Lehman||Milo Gorton #68517339|
Thank you so much for all of your time and effort in obtaining the grave photo for Milo. Words cannot fully express the gratitude felt for your efforts. I list you among my friends at Find A Grave!
|Douglas Dudewicz||McConnell Burial Photo|
Thank you for the headstone photograph from Chattanooga National Cemetery. Doug Dudewicz
|Barbara Tynes Claiborne||Clarence Herman Cantrell|
Thank you. Clarence Wilson Cantrell has been returned to his parents in Hickman County. God Bless
|Sammy Boyd, Genealogist||Opal (Perkins) Boyd - Photo Request|
Thank you for photographing Opal's monument and adding the picture to her memorial.
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