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Marc Burba (#48203092)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 18 days
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World traveler, love to visit interesting and historic cemeteries. A few of my favorites are in the "Galleries" section of my Web site. Hopefully I can now contribute here with photos, too.
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 • 1 Memorial Managed
 • 48 Photos
 • 42 Volunteer Photos Taken
Messages left for Marc Burba (15)[Leave Message]
Heather Lutes
RE: Eugene Engelking
thank you so much...words can not express my gratitude to you for this. I have a few photos and would have to actually mail you copies because I do not know how to send such things online or I could take a picture on my cell phone and send it to your phone. I do not know much about him except he was only 23 when he died. I knew his mother Gertrude as well as possible, but she passed when I was 5. His father William died in 1941. I have Eugene's military id bracelet and a ring with his initials, the bible the army gave him, and some things from his time at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. My family did not know what happened to his body. It took Gertrude over ten years before she started cashing the checks from the army..she kept them in drawer and called them "blood money" for the life of her son. I loved my great aunt dearly and Eugene was her I went on a search in her memory and his, Im now 41, to try to locate are wonderful Heather Lutes formally of Fair Grove, Mo know of Charlottesville, VA Oh Eugene was thin, not to tall blonde hair blue eyes his mother was Swedish and his ring and bracelet weirdly fit me perfect and Im 5'2 120# so he was not a large man so sad that he died roughly 6 weeks before Germany serendered..Never met Eugene but he is still missed thank you for finding his grave for me
Added by Heather Lutes on Aug 16, 2013 5:34 PM
Harold Karns at Lorraine
Thank you so much for the photo of Pvt.Karns' headstone. I appreciate your time very much. Pat
Added by ohlw on Aug 16, 2013 5:00 PM
Thomaston-Upson Archives
Clifford Whatley
Your deed remarkable, your quest honorable to take a photograph of the spot deemed last for Clifford Whatley and others who; in the face of death, stared tyranny down and halted the siege of man. Thank you so much, our community is eternally grateful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. I hope you have a great day.
Added by Thomaston-Upson Archives on Aug 16, 2013 8:51 AM
Lloyd S. Wagoner
Thank you very much. This is probably the first time that any family member has seen the site. Perry
Added by Pman on Aug 15, 2013 9:13 PM
randy beckwith
Holger Beckwith photo.
I would like to thank you so very much for taking the photo of my grandfathers grave. It means a lot. No one in my family has ever seen it before. It means so much to show them now.

Randy Beckwith
Added by randy beckwith on Aug 15, 2013 8:14 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Maj Maxwell J. Papurt in Lorraine American Cemetery (cont.)
Damn, you're good, Marc! "ETOUSA" stands for "European Theater of Operations United States Army". Click here. And the close-up pic looks great. Thanks again, Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Aug 15, 2013 1:06 PM
Tom Nelson
Maj Maxwell J. Papurt in Lorraine American Cemetery (cont.)
Hi again! I now think the 3rd group of letters in the 2nd row are "DET". Dr. Papurt was a Major in an Office of Strategic Services Detachment somewhere. But where? Thanks, Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Aug 15, 2013 11:35 AM
Tom Nelson
Maj Maxwell J. Papurt in Lorraine American Cemetery
Absolutely beautiful, Marc! Thank you so much. This means a lot. But, my old eyes are failing me. I can make out the name at the top and the "NEW YORK NOV. 29 1944" at the bottom. But the words in the middle are a bit less clear. I get "MAJ. OSS" - which makes sense to me - but the rest is unclear. Would it be possible for you to look at this photo again and see if you can decipher the rest of this line? It looks like "DEF" under the "J" but the last is ????. Thanks again for a great photo. Here is the photo.
Added by Tom Nelson on Aug 15, 2013 11:15 AM
Russ Pickett
Hi Marc, Thank you very much for the great photos of the below guy's headstones. I truly appreciate it! They are all listed on the below web page as well.

PFC Eugene R Booker
PFC Fritz Braun
Pvt George Arthur Burke
2Lt William A Burns
Pvt Calvin L Calp, Sr
SSgt Charles T Colison
PFC Jesse W Conley
Tec5 Gurney Edward Davis, Jr
Sgt Paul A De Kowzan
Pvt James J Folderauer
Pvt William H Hannah

By the way, "Welcome To Find A Grave" !


Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett - 46575736
Added by Russ Pickett on Aug 15, 2013 2:15 AM
Peggy Stirrat
William Zwetsch photo
Dear Mr. Burda,
I want to thank you so much for this picture. It is for my mother who never got to say goodbye to the first love in her life. It is also for my sister who never got to meet her father. He died one month after she was born. His mother chose to leave him in France. This is a closing they have both been missing for over 60 years.
Thank you very, very much. You will never know what this means to my mother who is 88 and near death herself. Thank you again. She has needed this for years. Thank you.
Added by Peggy Stirrat on Aug 14, 2013 8:47 PM
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