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G47 (#47281148)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo My wife and I reside in the Blue Ridge mountains of NC with our dog, Max. Our second dog Murphy died several years ago. He'll never be forgotten.

We settled here after a long career in the US Navy. I'm a ardent history buff and that nicely compliments another passion; family research/genealogy. One of my goals for the families I research is to reunite/link their members together on Find A Grave. I'm especially passionate about linking our military heroes with their families. In many cases they are just names on a tablet, but they had lives and families, birthdays, sometimes siblings and children and most often interesting stories about their lives. I don't want to see them lost to time.

Every edit I submit to memorial managers has been researched in depth by me. If I'm not sure about what I'm asking for I won't submit it. If you have a question about an edit submission please ask before you reject it! To date (Dec 2016) I have submitted almost 3200 edit requests and 38 have been rejected. Of those 38 rejections the managers did not give a legitimate reason for doing so. I try not to waste your time or mine by submitting bad edit requests.

I appreciate everyone who contributes to this great endeavor on Find A Grave.
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Bettie E.
L. Ek
Thank for the information and I have posted it to his site.
Added by Bettie E. on Mar 22, 2017 10:02 PM
Childress edit request
If you could please request photo. We have a very active group of photo volunteers at this cemetery and it helps us to verify the info. (Since findagrave only allows a limited number per week, I'm over my limits if I request for all the edits). I'll keep an eye out. Once the photos are posted, I'll process the updates. Thanks for helping keep us accurate.
Added by Pam on Mar 21, 2017 8:35 PM
Russ Pickett
ARm2 Harold Francis Littlefield
Thanks Gerry,

His record has been updated .... I wish you had told me who the pilot was ... it took me a half hour to find him only to see you had his record updated already. LOL

His record now:

I'm also sending you an email as well. :-)

Russ Pickett

Added by Russ Pickett on Feb 22, 2017 4:32 AM
Daniel Gabehart
Marcellius Page
Done deal, Gerry. Thanks for the contribution. I hope you are pleased.
Added by Daniel Gabehart on Feb 11, 2017 7:46 PM
janet rn
Ramona Budlong
got your email with the correction for Ramona Budlong. Actually I just posted that for another member and it is her obit that was in the paper. guess her family made a boo boo. Maybe they will read the post and see the correct ship. Thanks
Added by janet rn on Feb 07, 2017 7:00 PM
RE: Photo of Cdr Sheedy marker
Happy to help
Added by Frogman on Jan 27, 2017 1:43 PM
Dan Oh
June Holton

You recently sent me an update for this burial. I've added the obituary.
Added by Dan Oh on Aug 16, 2016 10:53 AM
Thank you for the articles for Walter Clarence Butler # 57359971. I appreciate your help. I posted them to his memorial.
Added by RIN on Aug 15, 2016 12:28 AM
Not so Irish
Charles Reimer
First sir I totally agree about our veterans. Thank,you for your service! Secondly thank you ever so much for the info on this gentleman. It has been added. Have a great day!!!! Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Aug 09, 2016 5:29 AM
Thomas Memorials
Thank you so much for your recent edits on the Thomas'. If any of them are in your tree I have no problem transferring. Just let me know. ;)
Added by MissT on Aug 05, 2016 5:05 PM
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