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Herbert Munshine (#48254404)
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Jan Fenter
RE: gravestone photo...Ethel Munshine/Hernandez
Hi Herb,
The following is on the Willamette National Cemetery page at Find A Grave. You can probably call them first to see what you need to do to make any changes to the marker.

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97086
Phone: 503-273-5250

I spoke to the gentleman who was at the front desk when I went in to ask about the name on Ethel's marker. His name is Jacob, and he us "usually" the one at the front desk.

Since Ethel died in 1975 you may have to provide some special information or authorization for them to make any changes. The information they put on the marker usually comes from a family member and how they want the marker to read.

I suggest talking to Jacob because he is the one I talked to regarding Ethel's marker, and knows about the two cards in their file for her. The one under her service record name, and the other under her married name. Jacob knows who I am if you say the lady who takes grave marker photos for Find A Grave. He knows my name is Jan, and has always been very helpful. I've talked to him many times.

If they make the changes, let me know and I'll go back and take a photo of the new marker for you and put it on the memorial page. Ethel has two memorial pages set up for her right now and I've posted the photos I took on both memorial pages.

Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Oct 27, 2013 5:22 PM
Jan Fenter
RE: gravestone photo...Ethel Munshine/Hernandez
Hi Herbert,
I asked the Willamette National Cemetery office about the name difference on the marker, as the marker read her last name as Hernandez and not Munshine. They were able to find her under both names, as they have two cards on her. The card for her name as Munshine was because her service record was under that name. Her name as "Hernandez" was because that was her married name, and Hernandez was what was put on the marker.

They said they have and keep both cards, in their filing system. This is just in case someone asks for her under either surname, and to answer the same question that I posed as to why the name on the marker was Hernandez and not Munshine. Evidently having two cards in their file, one under the service record name, and another under the married name, is some kind of policy set up to be able to find women who served under either surname.

She was listed in their computer database system under both surnames, but they will be taking the Munshine name out of their computer grave locator database in favor of Hernandez, because Hernandez is the name on the marker. They will still have both cards in their office filing system.

Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Oct 27, 2013 4:12 PM
 

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