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Brian Curdy (#47216108)
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Bio Photo Grandfather. Retired public servant. Social activist and amateur historian....

Born in United States in 1951. Graduated from US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland in 1975 with a commission as a 2ndLt, USMC.

Retired from Marines (as a 1stLt, for permanent service-connected physical disabilities) after serving overseas as a USMC Field Artillery officer.

After leaving the service I went to visit relatives in Switzerland, the country my paternal grandfather was from. Studied nursing there and met a girl (who became my wife).
Have resided in Switzerland since 1981 where I eventually retired from nursing and public service.

In 2011 I ran for a seat in the lower house of Switzerland's bicameral Federal Parliament (Nationalrat/Conseil National), representing the canton (state) of Valais. Defeated in the election - I now enjoy a variety of interests and activities.
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Grand Army of the Republic
RE: Major Lucien Lecompte Dawson USMC
Hello Brian,

I have transferred Major Dawson's Findagrave memorial. Please enjoy updating it and honoring his memory. My father SSgt. William A. Jensen was a Marine. He was a combat veteran with the 1st Marines, 11th Regiment during the Korean War. He passed away near 7 years ago. I look for interesting Marine Corps graves in memory of my Dad. My main interest is the Civil War.

A couple of war photos of my Dad appear in David Douglas Duncan's book titled "This is War". Click the link below to see one of them. Dad is the Marine at the top of the photo helping the wounded Marine. Sure do miss my old man.

Best regards,

Karl Jensen
Grand Army of the Republic
Added by Grand Army of the Republi... on May 15, 2014 4:20 PM
JB Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Thank you, for your work at FindaGrave.
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by JB Williams & T Slaydon W... on May 12, 2014 7:32 PM
Gary L. Eldridge
Your Bryant Ancestor
Hello! I am researching my BRyant line extensively. Ellender K. Bryant (1858-1918), who married Allen Pickett (1856-1923) is a sister to my grat grandfather Joseph Bryant!Would you have any information, pictures, etc. about Allen and Ellender...especially where they are buried? I have photos of four of Ellender's siblings and know where they are buried as well. But I cannot locate the cemetery listed on Ellnder's death certificate..."Parsons Cemetery..." which I assume is somewhere around Tracy City in Grundy County. I would be very happy to correspond with you more on this subject! Please e-mail me directly at Thank you!!
Added by Gary L. Eldridge on Dec 05, 2013 11:53 AM
Martha Shanahan
Brian, things look good on the Robert Glidden memorial. Thanks for making the additions so quickly. I have sent suggestions to link family members together so he should be connected to others soon.
Added by Martha Shanahan on Sep 15, 2012 6:20 PM
Clifton Boyer
Hello Brian, I have transferred the memorial for Clifton to you. Thank you again, and I apologize about the delay in transferring him.
Added by Lisa on Jan 12, 2012 11:40 AM
Brent Gillespie
The Cain & Gregory Clan
Hello Brian, I put all the links & additional info you have given. Also if you want to manage your family's memorials, just holler & I will turn them over to you.
Added by Brent Gillespie on Jan 22, 2011 12:19 PM
David Gardner
Lloyd Newell
Thanks for the information you sent. I have added it to his memorial page.

David Gardner
Added by David Gardner on Jan 18, 2011 5:29 PM

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