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Tim Cook (#46481904)
 member for 16 years, 3 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo August 9th marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Savo Island near Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Most Americans are unaware how close the U.S. came to losing the war in the Pacific. The cruisers Astoria, Quincy and Vincennes were sunk. The destroyer Jarvis attempted after the engagement to escape to Australia on it's own until found by the enemy and sunk. The cruiser Houston had already been lost earlier, along with the carriers Lexington and Yorktown, and shortly after this Wasp and Hornet would go down. Then came the naval battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942 which saw the loss of the cruisers Juneau and Atlanta. Later the cruisers Northampton and Chicago would be lost. San Francisco, Portland and Helena survived but were seriously damaged. If not for the exploits of the battleships North Carolina,
Washington and South Dakota, all may have been lost for the forces of the United States in the Southwest Pacific

It has taken me 5 years and 10 visits to the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial to finally finish photographing all the names on the Tablets of the Missing. All 36,000+ names. It's a lot more work than one might think. That's about 5,700 photos in my estimation. The walls that carry these names are about 16 feet tall.
It's my sincerest hope that someday soon the white marble upright crosses can be repainted and then photographed. It's been more than 60 years since they were installed and are quite faded, and in my estimation another 35-50 years many will not be legible to read unless a restoration process takes place.
If interested about some facts regarding the Manila American Cemetery, you can click on my bio photo to the left for some statistics.

For corrections, additions, or requests for transfer of memorial, please use the Edit tab, and select Suggest a Correction or Provide Additional Information to make any update requests. It is much easier to handle the issue this way, rather than a personal message.

I am happy to update any memorial, including family links. But I DO NOT like adding census information, copies of death certificates and please do not add long obituaries to the "photo" area. The information can be condensed and pasted into the bio area. If you don't have the time to type out the obituary, just email it to me. I will add it and give you credit for finding it.
I appreciate any information that can "round out" someone's bio.

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Connie Thomas
Thank you
My great uncle Ron, was last seen by my Dad, also serving in the Marines,on Tinian Island just prior to the sinking of the Indianapolis. It haunted my father the rest of his life.
Added by Connie Thomas on Aug 20, 2017 9:49 AM
Josh Farrell
Thank You!!

Thank you very much Tim!! I can't believe how fast that was! We appreciate this so much!!

Josh Farrell
Added by Josh Farrell on Aug 20, 2017 6:54 AM
Big Thank You
Wow, you are quick. Thank you so much for the memorial photo for Harold Logan and others memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. He has three different memorials all far from the others, and three Find A Grave memorials. This one gives so much more information.

Added by remembering on Aug 20, 2017 12:31 AM
Guy E. Clanton
Thank you so much for what you're doing. What a project! Guy's uncle was killed in WWI in France which is how I came to find Guy.
Added by BKP on Aug 19, 2017 7:26 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: George John Davison
PA would take me about two years to complete and Ancestry is back, once again, to not sending me records to update .... So not sure what I'm going to do at this point .....
Added by Russ Pickett on Aug 16, 2017 4:10 AM
Russ Pickett
George John Davison
I agree Tim ! Thanks, Russ

His record now:

Added by Russ Pickett on Aug 15, 2017 6:51 AM
Tricia Partridge
Lillian Estelle Cook Watson
Thank you. I knew that. Sorry about that. It has been a while since I was on Find A Grave and totally forgot. I took care of it. Thanks again.
Tricia Partridge
Added by Tricia Partridge on Aug 14, 2017 8:46 PM
Tricia Partridge
Lillian Estelle Cook Watson

My Lillian that is my husband's grandmother does not belong on the Benjamin Watson family page. Her parents are not listed because I forgot to put them on but they are John Cook 1848 and Rebeca Cook not Benjamin Franklin and Mary Kate Watson. Please remove them or prove to me how you may have obtained their names as her parents. Thank you.
Tricia Partridge
Added by Tricia Partridge on Aug 14, 2017 3:40 PM
Memorial 69557220
Hi Tim. First, as a veteran let me thank you for your contribution in honoring those you have added to find a grave. I know their families cannot say enough onto thanking you for your care and thoughtfulness.

While researching though the name of Wibbels, and Wibbles, I discovered that the above memorial, listed as a Wibbles, is in fact a Wibbels. LT Wibbels has also been entered as #69884964. Would you consider removing #69557220? Again, tHank you.
Added by ronwibb on Aug 14, 2017 12:45 PM
Wallace Schuetz In Manila
Tim, thanks a lot for this photo. Question: your photo had a lot of other names on it and some Find A Grave memorials for them don't have photos. Could I either use your photo, giving you credit, and add to those? Or I could enter requests for you to fill? Thanks again - Jim-S
Added by Jim-S. on Aug 14, 2017 7:31 AM
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