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Walter Schley (#48434724)
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Bio Photo Retired CWO-5 USMC and High School USMC JROTC Senior Marine Instructor. I was born in Kansas City, MO but moved often but I consider my hometown to be Woodstock, GA. Growing up we lived in MO, IA, AZ, CA, TN, TX & GA. I quit High School and joined the Marine Corps in 1966. I went to boot camp at MCRD Parris Island, SC. I served 22 months (Dec '67-Sep '69) in Vietnam (DaNang & QuangTri Combat Base). I was wounded in August 1969. After I left active duty as a Sergeant I joined the Marine Corps Reserve in Atlanta, GA. I worked at Sears Catalog in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Doing that time I was selected as a Warrant Officer. At Sears I rose from a dock worker to a Catalog Buyer. Sears Catalog went away in 1987 and I went back on active duty. I served in the Gulf War (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, & Iraq). I was selected on the first Marine Corps Reserve Chief Warrant Officer-5 Board in 1992. I retired off active duty in 1998. I then taught High School in LA & MO. In 2003 I volunteered to come back on active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. I retired from teaching in 2011 due to PTSD not being welcomed in the school system. Since I joined the Marine Corps I have earned my GED, received my AA & BS Degree and Masters. I also graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. I have always volunteered to help the communities I lived in. The Jaycees, Lions Club, Toys for Tots, CFC, ESGR (Ombudsman) and the United Way. Today I am a volunteer for the Sullivan County, MO Emergency Management Agency and Find A Grave. I try to pay it forward for the next Generation. Semper Fidelis!
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 • 30 Memorials Added
 • 32 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 792 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 159 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 1 Virtual Flower
 • 11 Sponsorships
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Mary Ann Loss
RE: Maize
Now I get it. No need to delete. I just changed the photo order and added a note to the children's memorial that their names are on the same stone with their mother. Thanks for explaining. MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Nov 15, 2014 8:30 AM
Mary Ann Loss
Maize
Hi there, I thought you would be caring for your uncle. Hugs from all of us. And please check the larger photo you added to #3659764. I think that's for Edith and you have another one for Willie and Lottie. Your thoughts? MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Nov 13, 2014 8:23 PM
Mary Ann Loss
ACK
Hi Walt, Would you please look at memorial #3660305 and tell me what ACK means please? Thanks so much, Mary ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Nov 12, 2014 7:54 PM
Mary Ann Loss
MAR
Hi there, Could you please look at memorial #111063754 and tell me what MAR means? Thanks, MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Nov 12, 2014 12:48 PM
Bill
Joseph W Fox & Charles Faylee
Thank you again for your wonderful photos.
Added by Bill on Nov 07, 2014 5:52 PM
Bill
Stanley Dombrowsky
Thank you kindly for the gravestone photo.
Added by Bill on Nov 07, 2014 5:40 PM
Margaret Pickett
William Clear
Another great photo where it is easy to read the marker! Thank you for your time, your talent, and your dedication to this cemetery documentation!
Added by Margaret Pickett on Nov 06, 2014 10:16 AM
Margaret Pickett
William Harold Campbell and Kathleen
Another couple of great photos! Thank you for trekking out to make them!
Added by Margaret Pickett on Nov 06, 2014 2:08 AM
Margaret Pickett
Michael Cordock
Wonderful photo of Michael's marker. Thank you so much for helping out with this huge project of documenting Ft. Leavenworth.
Added by Margaret Pickett on Nov 06, 2014 1:26 AM
NJBrewer
Ft. Leavenworth Nat'l Cemetery
Thank you Walter for going out and taking photos to help out the cemetery photo project. Your photos are very nice and well taken. Your nice days may be numbered with the colder weather moving in. My appreciation for your hard work.
~Nancy
Added by NJBrewer on Nov 05, 2014 9:20 PM
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