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John "Jack" Richter (#47321509)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I was raised in Elizabethville, PA but now living in Oak Harbor, WA Am retired and doing genealogy for the E'ville Richter family and Isaac W. Mattis family.

I am also doing memorials for my wife's family, Ackley, Priboth, Herbert & Jones. Please see the Ackley Virtual Cemetery for names.

I have completed entering memorials for Maple Grove Cemetery in Elizabethville. If I erred on any memorial please let me know so I can make the correction.

Am also making a virtual cemetery for all veterans in Maple Grove. Please let me know if I miss someone who is in the Find A Grave list.

If you wish to copy a photo I have posted remember they are copyrighted. Credit me with the photo. I have started letting any site with my photos credited to others know they are not theirs.

Thanks to the wonderful ladies that helped post photos from Rome and Florence National Cemeteries.

4 Oct 2016
Have taken 7900+ photos at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery. Am processing requests first but please be patient, it takes time. They need editing because they are white marble without any highlights for the names. I'll upload as I finish a batch of edits.
As always if you desire the raw photo email me.
8 Oct 2016
To all the wonderful people who have commented on the Sicily-Rome photos please be assured I'll get back to you as soon as all the requests are posted. Some of you have been waiting for many a-day.
23 Oct
Reviewing ALL the messages sent am afraid I'll have to settle for a general message to you. The many stories told do my heart good. I understand how much these pictures mean to families. It is my honor and privilege to add my small efforts to support bringing closure to families and adding to the growing base of recording to military history.

Some photos will have very dark backgrounds. Because of the white on white of the crosses and bright sunny day it is the do requests but only way I can show names.

28 Mar 2017. Still posting to Sicily-Rome Cemetery. Again I am sorry that all the photos are not real sharp and clear. I figure better a less than perfect picture than none at all. If anyone requests a photo and a better one is posted I'll be glad to delete mine. Have not started on the positing for the Army Army Air Forces Tablets of the Missing.

6 Jun 2017 (D-Day + 73 Years)
Recently started posting the Army/Army Air Forces Tablets of the Missing, working backwards from Zs. Also have found a better way to edit those washed out crosses. Will continue on them. You may see defects in the marble, the editing highlights the differences in the grain inf the stone. Again if someone posts a better photo pleases let me know and I'll gladly remove mine.

4 Oct 2017 Still posting photos. As I work on them I've gotten better in editing. If anyone wants me to re-edit please let me know and I'll try. As of today I'm at 93% for the cemetery being photographed.
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shelia clayton
Woodrow W. Adams
Thank you so much for taking the photograph of my family member Woodrow Adams and posting it. I really do appreciate it.
Added by shelia clayton on Oct 17, 2017 10:06 PM
K. C. Mellem
RE: Queenie Rine
This isn't a big deal, so don't worry. I just noticed the minor discrepancy and wondered about it.
Added by K. C. Mellem on Oct 14, 2017 3:01 PM
J. Taylor Beard
Thank you!
So happy to find my relative Marian Maczka among the servicemen buried in Italy. Thank you for this significant labor of love!
Added by J. Taylor Beard on Oct 04, 2017 10:45 PM
Richard Osburn
John, Thanks so much for posting my uncle Tommy's grave marker and medals. You are very kind.
Richard Osburn, Brunswick, Ga.
Added by Richard Osburn on Oct 01, 2017 7:23 PM
Linda Ellis
Woodrow Dale
Thank you so much for the excellent photo of Woodrow Dale's marker in the Sicily-Rome Cemetery.
Added by Linda Ellis on Sep 30, 2017 2:54 PM
Re: Winfred Locklear
Thank you so much for posting his headstone photo. Your kindness is appreciated.

Added by melanie on Sep 21, 2017 10:50 AM
Olan Sams Sicily-Rome AC
Hi Jack
I posted a nice photo on the site for Olan Sams if you wish to delete yours now.
Best regards
Added by Andy on Sep 16, 2017 6:42 AM
Jeff Marsh
Thank You!
Jack, Thank you for taking the time and effort to a photo of my Uncle Jimmy's marker (1LT JAMES B DICKISON)at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial! We were blessed to visit and decorate here in 1971. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!
Added by Jeff Marsh on Sep 11, 2017 1:12 PM
J Vallee
Thank You!
Thanks for adding a photo of PFC Milo Vincent Bliss' marker at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial.
Added by J Vallee on Aug 26, 2017 11:18 AM
Lorraine Schell
RE: PFC Robert C. Edwards
I deleted a photo so please add the headstone. Thank you.
Added by Lorraine Schell on Aug 21, 2017 8:40 PM
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