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Charles Bowman (#48056252)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo Please feel free to use my photographs for your own non-profit use.
You may post them in your genealogy records, family trees, and on the Internet.
I take a lot of photos of the headstones at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Many are dim and are hard to read the inscription. If anyone asks me, I can retake any photo under different lighting conditions and try to make it easier to read.

A few years ago, I transcribed a lot of the Internments at Restlawn Memorial Park:

I recorded over 25,000 burials.
The office claimed years ago that there were over
33,000 Internments there.
When I first started the project, I was allowed full access to the office on Saturday mornings. The manager let me use the Sexton records, plat maps, etc.
When the cemetery was sold, the new manager informed me that I was no longer welcome in the office. I had to do the rest by reading each tombstone.
Since I have 23 relatives Interred at Restlawn, I feel that I should have been allowed to finish the project.
Restlawn will NOT give out a grave location unless the requestor is a direct relative.
For that reason, I will limit my volunteer duties to Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
At Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, a grave location will be appreciated, but not necessary.

Charles Bowman
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Patrick Bingle Photo
Charles. Thanks so much for taking the picture for Patrick Bingle. I know you really had to go out of your way to take a pic in a military cemetery. I appreciate it. Thank you!! Lesa
Added by LesaJ on Sep 25, 2016 10:47 AM
Jubilee De Neef Winegard
Mrs. Griggs
Thank you Charles for the Photo, I appreciate your time.
Added by Jubilee De Neef Winegar... on Sep 03, 2016 7:14 PM
Ken Davis
SP4 Moises A. Reyes, Jr
Find A Grave Memorial# 23727131

I've added your marker photo to document place of burial in his record in the Coffelt Database of Vietnam casualties at

We've used a number of your other Fort Bliss photos as well. Thank you for helping us to remember these men properly ...

Ken Davis
Member, The Coffelt Group
Added by Ken Davis on Aug 30, 2016 12:39 PM
Benjamin Barnes
Thank you for the headstone photo. I appreciate your time.
Added by Rainbow on Aug 28, 2016 12:10 PM
Thank you
Thank you for posting the headstone of my uncle's grave.
Added by knowalittle on Aug 24, 2016 11:45 AM
nancy price
Harry Moore Jr
Thank you for the headstone photo!
Added by nancy price on Aug 20, 2016 8:13 PM
nancy price
Harry Moore Jr
Added by nancy price on Aug 20, 2016 8:12 PM
RE: Picture Request
Thank you so much. In no way was I expecting this any time soon so thank you so much for taking the time to do this. In all truth I figured it could be months or whenever. I check my grandparents and family members that I can locate on this site a lot as I work on their ancestry, so I was very surprised to see the headstones of my grandparents. I have not seen it up close since 1994. My brother however never had chance to see his fathers - so this is just wonderful for him.It is very much appreciated. More than can be expressed.
Added by Lynn on Aug 14, 2016 7:48 PM
Kay Marshall
RE: #519309 James H. Cooke
Thanks very much Charles! Kay Marshall
Added by Kay Marshall on Aug 14, 2016 6:08 PM
Picture Request
Hi Charles. First I would like to thank you for adding my grandparents pictures at Fort Bliss. I would like to know if next time you are there you can photo Harold D Condon and his wife Marie ( My brothers bio father-) He is near or very close to my grandparents his plot being Plot: G, 0, 1448
Thank you so much and big hugs for the work done!
Added by Lynn on Aug 13, 2016 12:39 PM
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