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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!

" 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

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Janice Prichard
George Fisnefska Jr
I have created a cenotaph memorial in St Mary's based on the gravestone application filed by his father in 1954.
Added by Janice Prichard on Jun 22, 2016 12:51 PM
Felicia Verrett
Thank You
Dear Mr. Pickett,

My name is Felicia Verrett. I cannot thank you enough for researching and finding out this information about my grandfather who before reading this was only a ghost to me. You gave his life meaning, I got the chance to understand how brave he was and I admire him so much more now thanks to you. I promise you, I stared at your page of words for the longest time. Words do not even come close to how I feel and how much of a debt of gratitude I owe you for this information. God bless you Mr. Pickett, you are wonderfully amazing.


The granddaughter of Steward Spencer George Verrett,
Felicia Verrett (age 52)
Added by Felicia Verrett on Jun 21, 2016 6:12 PM
RE: PFC Gilman Martin Sirois
I'm so sorry, I thought I had responded to your email. Thank you for adding Gilman's correct information.

Take care,
Added by Mich3630 on Jun 20, 2016 10:38 AM

My GG Grandmother was Catherine Sisco b 1817 who married Thomas Cramblitt in 1838.

Are you related? Any more info on the family?

Thank you.
John Albertini
Added by John on Jun 19, 2016 7:58 PM
Pickett in Holcombe Riverview
Working on getting all photos possible here, but wanted you to know I have finished getting pixs of stones of all the Picketts here.
Added by Kat on Jun 19, 2016 6:01 AM
Jamaya Owens
RE: TSgt Clement T Mayer
Yes please go ahead and transfer him to me. Thank you so much for all your hard work and research and posting!
Added by Jamaya Owens on Jun 18, 2016 10:44 AM
Jamaya Owens
RE: TSgt Clement T Mayer
Thank you so very much for all the info! What a wonderful man. And interesting info about him. My family and I adopted his grave when we were stationed in Germany. We would pick a few people from any American cemetery and visit them often. Clement was one of these men. Thanks again for allowing us to know the man we have begun to love as family. XO
Added by Jamaya Owens on Jun 17, 2016 6:14 PM
RE: 2LT Nicholas Vescia
I've only been taking headstone photos for a few months, and this is the second time I've come across a disinterment. Not sure if there are any privacy issues, but perhaps the cemetery office would be able to confirm the disinterment? Good luck. Best, Helen
Added by HM on Jun 12, 2016 10:24 AM
Calabria Girl
Lowell D. Stiles
I wanted to let you know that Lowell was on the same B-24 as a friend (Arthur) of mine when it was lost on 15 Aug 1944. Arthur was one of the 4 crewmen that survived the attack. Arthur is still living here in Massachusetts. He was a prisoner of war for 9 months on the Baltic Sea. I have interviewed Arthur and am compiling a biography of his life. My father-in-law was the chief B-24 mechanic who kept the planes flying.
Arthur is sharp as a tack at nearly 95 years old. He told me all about the mission, the crew (he even remembered the 8 crew members names and who died and who survived). They served out of the base in Attlebridge, England. He was part of John SUCHIU's crew (John died in the crash). They [plane they were in was called "Lady Lightening." My friend Arthur was the bombadier on the crew. Such an amazing group of men!! He was part of the unit that was called the "Flying Deck." There is a museum at Attlebridge and my husband and I are going there and will donate Mike's (my father-in-law) leather case with all the B-24 mechanics volumes to the museum. I will writing a biography of Mike and one of Arthur to also leave there. Thank you, and the many others, who have served our country and put your lives on the line so we may remain free. God Bless you all.
Added by Calabria Girl on Jun 10, 2016 6:31 PM
Mike Serpa
Find A Grave Memorial# 6129927

I'm a volunteer gathering photos of Medal of Honor recipients to use at the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation website and possibly for museum displays. A new $100M facility is being built at Charleston Harbor. May we use your photo of David E. Buckingham, please?

Thank you,

Mike Serpa

Museum website -
Added by Mike Serpa on Jun 10, 2016 4:46 PM
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