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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!

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. Or the request will be ignored.

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."

     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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James Ethridge
Good hunting day at Townsend Cemetery in DE

I also found, Mark, Dawn, John and Janet Willey.

Add to that list Gorge Powell, Mary A VanHorn,

snd Elizabeth Hutchison (stone delivered but not

Added by James Ethridge on Aug 21, 2014 1:40 PM
James Ethridge
Found Dawn Minner today
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66894729
Added by James Ethridge on Aug 21, 2014 1:32 PM
karen goldman
William Norman Gadbois
Spoke with the caretaker again. Sadly, the military marker is not there. He believes the family kept it as that was the situation with some others.
Added by karen goldman on Aug 21, 2014 10:07 AM
karen goldman
RE: Pvt William Norman Gadbois
Russ, I have been doing some homework this morning and learned that PVT. William Norman Gadbois was born August 2, 1925 to Henry Gadbois and Mary Verrier. There is a grave marker for the family in St. Mary's and William is listed as being buried with the family and his name is recorded on the headstone as Norman W. Gadbois. Someone else has already photographed this stone and it is on FindaGrave.

I will ask about the military stone when I go to the cemetery today.
Added by karen goldman on Aug 21, 2014 5:59 AM
karen goldman
RE: Pvt William Norman Gadbois
Is this a military stone? I will walk the area to see if it was missed in the recording.
Added by karen goldman on Aug 21, 2014 5:02 AM
karen goldman
RE: Pvt William Norman Gadbois
Sorry Russ. I met with the caretaker and record keeper yesterday. The cemetery hired a woman to walk the cemetery and record all the markers as well as all the file cards a couple years back. Everything is recorded in a book and there was no listing. Is there anyone else he could have been buried with? I need to go back today to give the caretaker a gift for all his work, so if you give me the name this morning, I can look to see if he is there with somebody else.
Added by karen goldman on Aug 21, 2014 5:00 AM
Jim Henwood
Edward Krapp
Sorry made mistake on ( Section ) not Scton L.O.L. had brain freeze. Sent new request :)
Added by Jim Henwood on Aug 21, 2014 3:33 AM
David Carr
Leo was my Uncle
I began researching Leo and his life/death for my mother (Leo Passed before she was born) Leo had a son born in 1939 also named Leo. I am in the process trying to find him or his family. My family and I had the opportunity to visit Uncle Leo's Grave. I would also like to publicity thank the family of Mr. J.V.J. Groenveld, the local family who adopted his gravesite.

Dave Carr
Added by David Carr on Aug 20, 2014 3:39 PM
Judith Wilson
Absalom Runyon
Thanks for the information you have included for my 5th Great Grandfather. Ann Lake was my great grandmother. Their daughter, Mary Polly Runyon, my 4th great grandmother. Thank you for the work you do. I am grateful for you and others. I found my father's grave through and find-a-grave including the picture of the grave. My parents were divorced and I was 12 the last time I saw him. He was a veteran of WWII.
Added by Judith Wilson on Aug 20, 2014 1:35 PM
In Memory

Great job you are doing for the veterans....

Many thanks for your efforts..
Added by In Memory on Aug 19, 2014 7:48 AM
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