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Kevin Brobst (#47553837)
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Bio Photo I'm a former Marine and have been told a couple of times over the last 30 years that I'd be in a wheel chair within a year or two, due to various injuries I've encountered while enjoying the adventure of life. So far the Doctors have been wrong - I need a cane and am pretty slow, but I get there.

I've been taking volunteer pictures for Find A Grave since June or July 2011 and decided that while searching for requested markers, I'm going to take pictures of the older Military markers and the markers which are barely readable, requested or not. During bad weather or days my legs don't work, I'll go to those photos and do my best to interpret them and add text to the pictures to identify who they are and which cemetery they're in. And then add them to Find A Grave if there's a memorial out there with no photo.

Before joining the Marine Corps in 1970, I was a grave digger at Union Cemetery (640 acres) in Columbus Ohio. There was a crew of thirty full time, including six guys my age (17), all of us in need of discipline. We had more fun in a cemetery than you're supposed to have, doing things you're not supposed to do in cemeteries.

Now I enjoy peacefully looking for requested markers.
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ajtaylor
RE: Linda King photo
You are very welcome. :)

I love helping others whenever I get the opportunity to do so. If there is anything else I can get for you, please let me know.
Added by ajtaylor on Mar 31, 2015 6:30 PM
kpet
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Please removed the picture on the above grave. It is for Doris McKown and should be Louise McKown. Do you by any change have a picture of Louise's stone? If I took it, I deleted it. Kay
Added by kpet on Mar 30, 2015 6:47 PM
L. R. G.
Hi Kevin
I sent you a message via the proper way on here and also via regular e-mail per my request.

Thank you!
Oh, I am from a very Marine family as well. As in them staying in as lifers.
Even one of my daughters was in for 11 years. Now, her son is in a Military Academy.
I have cousins who went to the big Academy back east and came out officers and they have very prestigious positions.

Thanks,
Leah
catgotmymail@yahoo.com
glad you can walk!
Added by L. R. G. on Nov 27, 2014 9:13 PM
Jami
Lakin's at Laenna Cemetery
Hi Kevin,
In doing some Lakin research, I've noticed that you've uploaded quite a few grave marker photos for them at Laenna Cemetery near Chestnut, Illinois.
I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to upload those photos. Having them has been really helpful in my research.
Again, thank you so much for taking the time.
Best,
Jami
Added by Jami on Nov 12, 2014 7:26 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for fulfilling my photo request for James Bryan Sheridan's memorial. I really appreciate it.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Oct 19, 2014 8:49 AM
sec412
RE: Roger Brobst
I was married to a Hickle and I'm working on my 'in-law' side to leave info for my children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Park Hickle was my husband's grandfather.
The only thing I know about the Brobst line is what I've found on the Internet.
Sharon
Added by sec412 on Sep 01, 2014 4:07 PM
Michael Cremer
Lucille Crowe Cremer
Thank you for the transfer Kevin and for all your contributions. They are much appreciated.
Added by Michael Cremer on Aug 28, 2014 7:31 AM
yentnawildrose
Thelma Bell
While going through the memorials I recently entered, I noticed that you added a photo to Thelma Bell's memorial...thank you!
Added by yentnawildrose on Aug 20, 2014 11:39 AM
P PURPLE
John Schmidt sr.
Please link son John Jr id# 70248477
Added by P PURPLE on Jul 29, 2014 1:30 PM
kpet
38784288
Picture of stone on the above grave is the wrong stone. Thanks, Kay
Added by kpet on Apr 30, 2014 6:11 PM
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