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Les Elliott (#47958219)
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Bio Photo Finished Grass Valley HS, California Jun 1951. My official date of enlistment in USAF 4th of July 1951. Retired April Fool's day 1975. Early years as a radio operator, retrained into communications maintenance where over the years I worked shift maintenance, installation, deployment and even as a technical instructor. Managed to get into all 50 states with five years in Alaska, including one year on the Bering Straits at a remote site called Tin City, plus another year at Shemya AFS in the Aleutians (next to last island in the chain just east of Attu). Had another five years in Asia including such prime spots as Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Taiwan and Philippines. Retired as E8 (SMSgt), AFSC T30496. Got BA from Eastern Washington University and worked another 22 years as an electronics technician. Met and married my lovely wife Dee. We have two daughters, Karissa 1993, Selena 1998. And I have one additional daughter from an earlier marriage: Denise 1957.
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Glenda Ragan
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Glenda Ragan
Your Mom
So glad you got that information posted. You have to have a gps like on a smart phone or some device. I have used google earth to post the location of the cemetery so people can find the general location of it. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)
Added by Glenda Ragan on Nov 27, 2012 2:11 PM
Glenda Ragan
schoolhouse in Greenwood
I clicked on the picture and it made a really big picture. I downloaded it and copied your information. I will be speaking to the Chamber of Commerce on the 7th of Dec. I will take your families history along with me. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures and information. Happy Veterans Day to YOU! Thank you for your service to our country. God Bless!
Added by Glenda Ragan on Nov 11, 2012 6:42 PM
Glenda Ragan
Photoshop
I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 that I bought at Costco about 10 years ago. I purchased it for less than $80.00 and have made good use of it. I'm sure more advanced photoshops are out there but I do just fine with this one.

I used the auto color correction so it is just one click and it's done. If you don't like the look you just hit the undo button and use other tools to get the result you want.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 31, 2012 10:58 AM
Glenda Ragan
Pollock
I made a color correction on the picture you posted. If you want me to remove it just let me know. I have transfered the management to your care.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 30, 2012 4:57 PM
Glenda Ragan
Hi Les
Looks like you found her. memorial no. 99826943

Have a great day. Love the picture of her. I was at the cemetery today. Have to go back later. The local newspaper is doing a article for Halloween on the Old Cemetery here in Auburn. Such Fun!
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 30, 2012 1:29 PM
Glenda Ragan
Picture posted
click on picture to enlarge. VW 1985
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 27, 2012 5:42 PM
Glenda Ragan
VW
1985 Weekender - Vanagan, I guess is what's it's called. I told my husband I perferred a water cooled engine. I like the fact that the roof pops up so you can stand up in it. I will post a picture so you can see it.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 27, 2012 5:33 PM
Glenda Ragan
Your Family
Thank you so very much for the information on your family and correction for the Old Auburn Cemetery. I take pride in the work I do but still make mistakes. I recently started wearing reading glasses and I can really see now. It was so nice of you to sponsor the family here. If you would like the management of their memorials just let me know which ones. Otherwise, I plan to continue to work on this cemetery collecting as much as I can for as long as I can. I live here in Auburn and have been given access to some records that I may find more information for these memorials. I also will continue my research of the local newspapers. I have found many obits and interesting articles.

Also thank you for the kind words of encouragement for my work. Glad to know I make a difference.

I am busy right now recovering seats for a old VW that my husband bought and we plan to fix it up and travel a bit. I am almost done and it is turning out great. We even figured out how to do bucket seats just by taking them apart. So much fun to make something look new again. Take care and God Bless.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 26, 2012 8:34 PM
Glenda Ragan
Jack C. Nash
I was doing some research on the memorials at the Old Auburn cemetery and found that Jack C. Nash is related to Bill A. Nash. I was wondering if you could tell me if your mother is still living? I always try to link family if possible.
Thank You and God Bless
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 24, 2012 10:50 PM
Glenda Ragan
Pvt Bill Edward Nash
Great picture that you posted. Thanks so much.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Oct 13, 2012 10:04 PM
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