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Jerry Thomas (#47420077)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo First of all, let's get this out of the way ... PERMISSION: If you are intending to use my photos for commercial gain, FORGET IT! If you are just using my photos to be part of your own family tree(s) knock yourself out with my blessings. I am a 68 yo Viet Nam era Veteran of the US Navy who retired in 2008 after 30 years of federal service working for the Departments of Navy and Defense. Started working my family genealogy 4 years ago and has a lot of catching up to do. I have found treasure troves of information from very friendly people and very distant relatives. I also have found out how fun history can be as I have found in my family tree, a possible Signer of the Mayflower Pact, several patriots who fought in the Revolution and several who fought in the Civil War on both sides of the conflict, possible very distant relations to the Spanish Throne, a "lady" to an early English king, amoungst the riff and the raff. I'm finding that it is easier to find and sort information on those who are long dead than those that have died in the 20th and 21st centuries. I lost my mother in 2004 and she is buried with my father at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, New Mexico, as is her next younger brother and his spouse. I had not been back to the cemetery to check the headstone since the internment and needed a way to see them ... is perfect. And no, I am not related to pretty much everyone who's headstone photo I have taken, at least that I know of. I am also doing indexing for the LDS Family Search program with over 65000 lines indexed since I started in October 2010. Now that will sometimes blank your eyes and cross your mind. :^)
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Kaye Miller
George Michael
Hi Jerry,

Thanks a bunch for taking the pic of the above marker. Is there any you can turn the pic around since it's sideways??? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks again.


Added by Kaye Miller on Sep 15, 2014 10:48 AM
Carol Sisson McLeod
Warren McGuire
A heartfelt thank you for taking the photo. The image of the grave marker is a valuable addition to our family tree.
Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on Sep 15, 2014 8:47 AM
Patricia Ann Stoneman Lambert
Thanks. Interesting that maiden nor married name shown on the headstone.
Added by Jim on Sep 14, 2014 5:16 PM
Jesse Thomas, Daniel Delaney, & William Bushelle Photos
Thank you so very much for the photos of their headstones. I truly appreciate it.

One of Dr. Delaney's sisters was my mother's best friend in high school - the old St. Michael's High School which later became Pensacola Catholic High School (my alma mater). Haven't visited Pensacola in nearly 40 years.

Again, thank you very much.
Added by wings214 on Sep 08, 2014 8:37 AM
Dianne G
Photos taken
Thank you very much for posting the photos of the grave sites of Della and Maurice Steele at the Barrancas National Cemetery. Della's daughter with her 1st husband is a long lost step sister to my husband and this takes us a step closer to her. Thank you for all you do for find a grave.
Dianne G
Added by Dianne G on Sep 08, 2014 8:18 AM
Lillian Lula "Driskell" Echols
Thanks very much for the photos. Did you happen to notice, if her husband, John Echols, was buried beside her. If so, I will add his memorial. I figure he is there?

I was in Vietnam in 1968 aboard the USS Yorktown CVS 10. Appreciate your service, as well. Were you on a ship or "in country"?
Added by junkbuyercbd on Sep 06, 2014 8:26 PM
John Donne
AMM1C Edward Morris' Infant Daughter Mary Morris,
Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for the excellent photo you took of this memorial. All the best to you and yours, JD
Added by John Donne on Aug 23, 2014 3:16 PM
Thank you
Jerry, thank you for adding the five photos to these sites. It is appreciated.
Added by Barb67 on Aug 18, 2014 2:30 PM
Dave Robinson
James Sneed
Jerry - Thank you for taking and posting Jim's headstone photo. Dave
Added by Dave Robinson on Aug 17, 2014 7:40 PM
Marshall Kovalycsik Photo Request
Dear Jerry: Thank you ever so much for taking the photo of my relatives military stone and the map of the cemetery, it is deeply appreciated!
Added by J.E.Kovalycsik on Aug 17, 2014 4:21 PM
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