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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 1 year, 9 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I grew up in Sedona, Arizona, back before it was "discovered." I still consider Sedona to be my hometown even though I no longer live there.

In 1965 I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I was a Recon Marine, serving with 1st Recon Bn in Viet Nam and with 2nd Recon Bn at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. I received my Honorabe Discharge from the Corps in 1971.

My primary focus in Find A Grave is to create new memorials, or add to existing memorials, for the Marines and Navy Corpsmen of 1st Recon Bn who fought the Battle of Hill 488 - those who died on the hill and those who have since passed on - plus the five Marines from Charlie 1/5, VMO-2 and VMO-6 who died coming to the rescue of their Recon brothers. Semper Fi.

My secondary focus is to create new memorials, or add to existing memorials, for the Marines of Recruit Platoon 145 - The Arizona Platoon - MCRD San Diego - 1965.

And finally I wish to locate and obtain photos of the graves of relatives in my personal family tree and also those in my wife's family tree, and to create new memorials when appropriate.
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Melvin L. Halterman
RE: Willard C. Halterman
Good Morning Bill,

I'm not totally sure if I'm related or not. I also noticed the memorial I posted is a duplicate. I've sent the information I have posted to Find A Grave to be added to the original memorial. The publisher of the original memorial is deceased.

Thanx, Mel
Added by Melvin L. Halterman on Mar 31, 2015 7:05 AM
Tati Andersson
RE: John and Mildred Lane
Good evening Bill,

Check caption I had posted with marker detailed inscription and service period.
The 307th Engineer Battalion was first constituted on 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 307th Engineers and organized at Camp Gordon, Georgia 27 August 1917 as a unit of the 82nd Infantry Division. This unit participated in 3 World War I campaigns: Meuse-Argone, St. Mihiel and Lorraine. It was demobilized on 17 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey.

Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Mar 25, 2015 8:57 PM
Tati Andersson
RE: John and Mildred Lane
Glad to be at your assistance Bill.
Thank you for your service!
Section V is under renovation now and grass is yellow. I will retake photos as soon as the new green grass will be placed.
I took more photos and if you wish I could email them to you.

Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Mar 24, 2015 8:26 PM
Debra Taylor
RE: Lloyd S. Cromwell
Yes, I have a photo of Lloyd Cromwell headstone and Oliver Cromwell headstone. I have copied both but just having a problem of getting them to move them on to find a grave. I did start the find a grave for both and I will finish today. I am also have some more information to put with them. When Agnes Hughes was were bad and about to die the nurning home she was in called me from Peoria, Ill, to go Southern Ill., to be with her. I stayed with all that day on Sunday, but I was not their when she died, it had to start to snow, and I had over a 3 hour drive to get back home. It was sad that I had to leave her, I received the call when I just came into the door that she had died. Are you related to the Cromwell's, or the Smith's? Agnes's Hughes niece lived in the Jacksonville, Ill., but she had told them not to call her about anything about Agnes, the day Agnes died she was having a party. I never met any of Agnes's brothers. My mom and dad met Agnes and Lonnie in 1952, in Peoria, Ill. Agnes and Lonnie lived upstairs in apartment house and my mom and dad and my sister moved in downstairs. I will be glad to add the Cromwell brothers to find a grave. It will just take me a little time.
Added by Debra Taylor on Mar 13, 2015 4:34 PM
RE: Oley and Pearl Summerfield
You're welcome, I have a bucket with little tools and scissors just for that reason :--) It just makes the stone easier to see and read :--) And I enjoy doing it.
Added by lisa on Mar 02, 2015 7:18 AM
Maria Russell
Uvalde Cem. surnames
Yes, by all means send me all names, dates, d/c, whatever you have. I will glad to see what I can find. As far as going to the cemetery, it is such a peaceful and good feeling when I go to cemeteries. I love to take headstones photos. I just can't take requests, I have to take as many as I can.
No problem, I will do what I can, be glad to help you.
Added by Maria Russell on Feb 28, 2015 5:55 PM
Maria Russell
RE: Uvalde Cemetery
Hi Bill, I live within 50 miles from Uvalde. I have been there several times. I randomly photograph headstones. I also do this when I am taking requests. So, apparently I have not taken any by your surnames. But, next time I go, I will look for your surnames headstones.
I search briefly familysearch for death certificates of your surname of Acree and I found a couple and they are buried across the highway. at Hillcrest Cemetery. But they are not on Findagrave either. If you have d/c that they are buried in Uvalde Cem. or Hillcrest, you can still created memorials in F*A+G and then request photos. Or if someone else is researching the same surnames, they might get in touch with you.
Will get back to you.
Added by Maria Russell on Feb 28, 2015 12:21 PM
RE: Oley and Pearl Summerfield
I know it was not very good as I had to wash a lot of mud off the marker. I will try to get a nicer one after we get better weather. Areas are like a muddy marsh after several days of rain.
Added by Sunny on Feb 27, 2015 7:40 AM
RE: Harold and Norma Porteous
Yes you surely may! I am happy I was there to take them for you! Rosalie from Idaho.
Added by ReconnectNow on Feb 25, 2015 5:50 PM
Rich M
RE: John Ralph Pennington
You are most welcome! My pleasure!
Added by Rich M on Feb 23, 2015 10:01 AM
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