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Randy Fletcher (#46798805)
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Bio Photo I am a fifth generation Oregonian but currently live in Winchester, Virginia. I am active in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and work to repair, replace, or mark the graves of Civil War veterans buried in Oregon. In 2009 we completed renovation of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Portland including the replacement of a bronze statue stolen more than forty years ago. In 2007 we completed renovation of the G.A.R. burial plot in the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery.
The picture is of my son Andrew and I at the Portland G.A.R. Cemetery for the dedication ceremony on May 30, 2009.
I am willing to transfer any of my memorials to relatives of the deceased.
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Alonzo Wingate
Randy, thanks so much for the great photo! I really like having the image of the flag too...
Added by GeorgiaCA on Apr 25, 2016 4:26 PM
Catherine Clemens Sevenau
John Chatfield, Winchester National Cemetery
Hi Randy, Thanks for looking for a headstone for John Chatfield. I put a note on his page reflecting your comments. Thanks, Catherine
Added by Catherine Clemens ... on Apr 24, 2016 4:34 PM
Chuck Hilton
Oliver Jackson Pound
Randy, Thank you for the pic of Oliver's monument.
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Apr 24, 2016 11:56 AM
Martin Burrell
Nathan Bryan Whitfield at Greenwood Cem.
Greetings,

I just left a obit for him and connected him to his parent's. If you have time... would you like to track down more of his children? The obit will help you (maybe)?

Thanks, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Jan 28, 2016 4:00 PM
Mindy Podkin
Haney grave photo
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request!

Bless you! Have a wonderful holiday!!
Added by Mindy Podkin on Dec 16, 2015 7:03 AM
William Stark
J. Fenner
Thanks for photographing J. Fenner's headstone and for adding it to his memorial.
Added by William Stark on Dec 13, 2015 12:30 PM
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Sarah Young #120044990
Randy, Sarah Jane Buxton Young is my 3rd great grand mother so would you be so kind to transfer her memorial to me. would appreciate it very much thank you so much for your kindness
Added by caretaker on Dec 07, 2015 6:37 PM
Lorraine Boardman
Pvt Marion A Pennington # 17060138
Hello Randy,

I have recently been researching the servicemen and women who were buried at Magdalen Hill Cemetery in Winchester, Hampshire England in WW1. I live in the same road as this cemetery so it has become of great interest to me. During my research I discovered that there were 551 US Service Personnel buried there. In 1920 The Home Office contacted the local council to request their assistance in exhumations of the deceased service personnel. The families of the deceased were consulted and asked for their requests for the final resting place of their loved ones. Many of the Servicemen/women were returned to their families in the US. Some were re-interred in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey and only 6 remained in Winchester. During the course of my research I came across the following record and thought you might like the information:

Marion Pennington, died Easton Military Hospital in Southern England. Age 19yrs. Buried 12 April 1918. Exhumed 23 April 1920.

There is no cause of death given but it would appear that the servicemen were dying of pneumonia and influenza. Is it possible that these servicemen were struck down in France and returned to the nearest Military Hospital in Southern England where they passed away, and were laid to rest until the end of the War?
I hope this small snippet of information may be of use to you.
Best Regards,
Lorraine.
Added by Lorraine Boardman on Nov 30, 2015 4:04 PM
William Stark
RE: J. W. Lerry
Randy:

I'm really not sure if the headstone that reads "J. W. Lerry" is that of J.W. Lerry because there was no such volunteer soldier from Ohio. I'm thinking that it is really the grave of M. J. Leroy of Company I, 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In script writing an "N" could easily morph into to an "M". M.J. Leroy may really have been N. J. Leroy who was Nelson J. Leroy in the Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Vol. e, pp. 127 and 717. The name of "Leroy" morphed into Lerry--the "o" became an "r." Nelson J. Leroy was killed in action at 3rd Winchester (aka Opequan) Sept. 9, 1864. The Official Roster states that he was buried in Winchester, VA but the U.S.Government has no record of his burial there so there is reason to assume that he is an unidentified burial at Winchester National Cemetery. There are all types of error on the 23 Monument in Cleveland. See Find A Grave Memorial #15507743 for Nelson J. Leroy. As to J. W. Long I am at a loss to determine who he was unless I had a first name for him.

W.C.S.
Added by William Stark on Nov 24, 2015 7:56 AM
Judy S
Wm Crossan Photo
Thanks so much for the photo of William's grave. This family lost 3 sons in less than 3 months in the Civil War. They are finally getting reconnected, with your help.
Judy Stickney
Added by Judy S on Nov 22, 2015 9:22 PM
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