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R.D. Herring (#47360929)
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Bio Photo Retired from twenty-two years in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990. Have lived in beautiful East Tennessee since 2004. My wife, Nikki Lynn, and I are interested in helping folks with their local cemetery picture requests.

I am a descendant of the Herrings of Madison County, Georgia. Four brothers (along with their half-brother, James W. Payton) enlisted in Company A, 16th GA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, CSA (Madison County Greys) in 1861/62.

One brother, Henry L. Herring (my gg grandfather), survived, although he lost the use of an arm from a gunshot wound inflicted at Chancellorsville.

Also, their father, Alpheus Herring (age 51 in 1862), in the defense of his country, joined Echol's Light Artillery, CSA when it was organized in July, 1862; he survived.

"Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." - Ecclus 44: 14

"The past isn't gone. It isn't even past."
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"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the lives of our ancestors by the records of history?"
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Clarence J. DILLION
From a grateful Navy Hospital Corpman with 7 years of service, 3 FMF, to the United States Marine Corp. My best memories of military service.

Maryville, TN

Added by Clarence J. DILLION on Jun 17, 2017 8:17 PM
Crayton Gilliam Sr # 171775111
There is another memorial for this person in a different cemetery that was made 2012. He is listed as being in Silver Brook Cemetery and there is also a headstone picture for him there as well. It appears to be the same headstone. Im not sure which maybe correct but wanted to make you aware.

Memorial # 99284075
Added by gagirlstyle on May 09, 2017 12:21 PM
Larry Luna
RE: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles
You're welcome R.D!
I was just reading some of the notes between you and James(Romper90069). I'm glad the photos are taken care of. I did submit an edit to have the birth year corrected for PFC Robert Olvera. If the person managing this memorial doesn't correct the error, it should automatically correct after twenty one days!

Added by Larry Luna on Mar 26, 2017 3:37 PM
Barbara Howard
RE: SSGT William Earl Howard
Yes, they did have wonderful life, and very much in Love. He never let what happened to him sour his outlook. I have many cousins, but he was my favorite. Yes, he certainly was a Hero.
Added by Barbara Howard on Mar 15, 2017 3:30 PM
Barbara Howard
SSGT William Earl Howard
Thank you for the Tribute you left on my Cousin's Memorial. Thank you too for your Service to Our Country. It is Honored and Appreciated.
Added by Barbara Howard on Mar 15, 2017 2:46 PM
RE: Memorial 65744793
I just got their burial locations and we will get this done. Thank you for doing this and allowing us to hone these heros!! James
Added by Romper90069 on Mar 09, 2017 1:42 PM
RE: Memorial 65744793
Sir, The dates on this memorial make the person 13 yers of age. I did write to Linda whom I have worked with along with another person who does most of the requests at Calvary and between us, we will get this corrected. If needed we will contact you to move the funeral photos to a correct memorial. We want to get this right in his honor and the fellow hero buried next to him. James
Added by Romper90069 on Mar 09, 2017 1:31 PM
Memorial 65744793
The photos and edits you sent on this memorial can't be the correct person. This kid was 13 when he died. Doubt he was killed in Korea....James
Added by Romper90069 on Mar 08, 2017 8:44 PM
m hill
james francis golding
you posted a picture of him on his memorial #159407374 are you related to him? I am seeing if I can find a family member to see if they would fill out the paperwork for a marker of his service so his grave will be marked
Added by m hill on Mar 01, 2017 5:10 PM
P S Sutherland
RE: Welcome!!!
Thank you for the warm welcome, RD! I have enjoyed this website for many years and have found it incredibly interesting and helpful in researching my own family history. I a very happy to provide whatever information I can to help others learn of their family histories!
Added by P S Sutherland on Feb 23, 2017 8:31 PM
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