|Jeff Hall (#47296194)|
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I have recently completed a five year project traveling to Hawaii annually from the mainland to photograph headstones for all of our WW2 dead at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. I have added over 10,000 photos to memorials at the cemetery. Prior to 2008, few of the memorials had headstone photos added and I made it a commitment to travel their annually to finish this project which I completed in 2013. |
Interred at the cemetery are men and women from all branches of the service, US Marine Corp, US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, and US Merchant Marines. US Marines from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th divisions are interred there, along with soldiers of the US Army's 6th, 7th, 11th Airborne, 23rd (Americal), 24th, 25th, 27th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 40th, 43rd, 77th and 96th infantry divisions.
They came from all of the Pacific war's most significant battles, beginning with several hundred internees who were lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. There are over a 1000 burials of men from the US Marine 3rd 4th, and 5th Divisions who died at Iwo Jima, which comprises the single largest group from one conflict.
The first burials at the cemetery were held on January 4, 1949, more than three years after the war in the Pacific had ended.
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live." Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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|Linda||RE: PFC Paul M Catron Photos|
I felt honored to memorialize this young man
Added by Linda on Mar 12, 2014 10:44 AM
Hi Jeff, I have taken several pictures for you. My question to you is this.. i have so many memorials for those that were from WWI and WW II, no family has claimed them, i was wondering if you would be interested in having thier care? Blessings Jo
Added by Josway on Mar 09, 2014 7:08 PM
|wings214||RE: Lt Joseph J Bottalico Sponsorship|
It is my honor to sponsor Lt Bottalico. I feel very strongly about our military. My father was a Marine fighter pilot during WWII and Korea. Unfortunately he didn't return from Korea.
Added by wings214 on Mar 09, 2014 11:04 AM
|Grave_Walker||RE: PFC Joseph V Kennedy, Jr Photos|
It was my pleasure. Glad I could help.
|Glenn Mouton||Re: PFC Lawrence Touchet - Photo|
This grave is in the Saint Mary Magdalene Cemetery and Mausoleum in Abbeville. Move the memorial to that cemetery and I will take a picture in a few days.
|Amanda Harrison||RE: Corp George T O'Brien Photo|
It was an honor to get this picture for you!
|wafe||Lieut John N Dortch|
Thank you for creating/transferring his memorial.
Added by wafe on Mar 03, 2014 7:50 AM
|ear6800||Anson E Robbins 63202473|
His parents are: Edwin Thurston Robbins, Find A Grave Memorial# 43915042 and Mabel E Kelsey Robbins, Find A Grave Memorial# 43915043. His middle name is Everitt. Born: 18 December 1911 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA
Added by ear6800 on Mar 02, 2014 3:07 PM
|kswh||Francis A. Willis|
Thanks so much for the headstone application for Francis A. Willis #118369306. The date was the one I had from the cemetery listings. I'm going to have to go back to that section again because I must have missed the stone when I photographed the rest of the section. Come on NY snow - go away! :-)
Added by kswh on Mar 02, 2014 8:54 AM
|Leisa||Pvt Richard Miller, Woodlawn, Toledo, Ohio|
Thank you so much for adding my uncles grave and for the picture of the headstone request. I'm still new at this and find searching for info extremely difficult at times. As soon as the weather here clears I will be taking a photo of his and other family members stones to add to their pages. If you have any hints on finding more info on Uncle Richard and/or his service for the U.S. I would be very grateful. God Bless.
Added by Leisa on Mar 01, 2014 5:55 PM
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