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Patrick Ryan McGrady (#47493566)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I was born in a small town called Hillsville, located in Carroll county in Southwest Virginia in 1959 and was raised by a dedicated and now retired marine and a wonderful mother who has left us and now an angel in heaven as of August 24, 2015. I have a loving sister who is the only red head in the family. I served with the U.S. Army from 1979-1992. Upon receiving my honorable discharge as a Sergeant, I transitioned to civilian life eventually finding myself working for the cemetery system taking care of our veterans and their families. I got married on February 27, 1999 to my loving, devoted and wonderful wife Dawn Marie and we live in Alexandria, Va. I was working for the Department of Veterans Affairs at Quantico National Cemetery from Oct 6, 2003 with my last day there on June 14, 2013.
On June 17, 2013, I started working for the Department of the Army as a Cemetery Representative at Arlington National Cemetery. The Department of the Army not only manages Arlington National Cemetery, it also manages the Soldiers & Airmens Home National Cemetery in Washington, DC.
As of July 27, 2015, I am in a new position as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Quality Assurance Division at Arlington National Cemetery, taking photos of headstones and markers for the contractors to review, and once approved, the photos are uploaded to our website, (ANC Explorer find a grave link) so the families can view, as well as checking in incoming headstones for accuracy.


The Find A Grave site that I am a member of, is a hobby and for personal use only. I do not work for Find A Grave. This does not have anything to do with my employment at Arlington National Cemetery and does not hinder my performance of duties as an employee of Arlington National Cemetery. In no way does it affect my tenure of my hours performing my work at Arlington National Cemetery. I do not go to work to take photos for Find A Grave and not take photos for the Arlington National Cemetery Find A Grave website. I do not use this site for personal gain or profit.

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Reeder ANC 42557908
Thanks for posting the photo of the new stone. Two of their daughters in addition to their son are also interred at ANC. When the edits are accepted their names will also appear in the Family Links section.
Added by SLGMSD on Jul 04, 2017 10:10 AM
Esther Johnson
RE: John Purroy Jackson Jr.
I am going to delete. Look at the email I am sending you.
Added by Esther Johnson on Jan 22, 2017 3:45 PM
Sheila Quesenberry Michael
Cassell Columbus York
Hi, just wanted to let you know that I posted a photo of your grandpa from long ago on the find a grave memorial for Cassell Columbus York. Just go to his page if you want to check it out. Cassell was my great grandfather. Thanks for helping out with Find A Grave and have a blessed day! Sheila
Added by Sheila Quesenberry Michae... on Jan 19, 2017 9:11 PM
Steven M
Howard R. Hickok (#122094024)
Thanks for the photograph.
Added by Steven M on Dec 07, 2016 6:46 PM
Sharon Shockey Wetzel
RE: Burial Location
which memorial does your message "Quantico National Cemetery" belong to?
Added by Sharon Shockey Wetzel on Oct 07, 2016 3:45 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 84894043
Yes, I will transfer it to you. I was about to contact you anyways regarding the info you wanted me to add. Since it would violate multiple site rules for me to post it, I was going to offer to transfer it anyways. The site prohibits posting the names of living individuals without their permission (its OK to say survived by 2 daughters, or whatever...just no names). Also, the terms and conditions that bind the use of the site say a member can only republish articles on the site if they have full permission of the original publisher/author, which I don't have. Hopefully you have that...if not, be careful. There are a number of newspapers coming after this issue on find-a-grave lately, which is why it was added into the official terms and conditions for the site (it use to be in the FAQ's which are not binding).
Added by Anne Cady on Feb 29, 2016 7:37 PM
Charlotte Williams
Elwood Barden
Thank you so much for the headstone picture of Mr. Barden.It is much appreciated!
Added by Charlotte Williams on Jul 02, 2015 6:36 PM
We're all connected
Edna Booker
I have requested the creator of James (the child)
to attach his parents. I'm unable to do it, it has to be done by the child's creator. - thanks for the update
Added by We're all connected on Jun 14, 2015 7:15 PM
Patty Valentino
Thank You....
...Mr. McGrady for adding the new photograph of Audie Murphy's headstone.
And thank you so very much for your invaluable service to our Nation. God bless you and your family.
Added by Patty Valentino on Jun 04, 2015 12:40 AM
Jennifer Rowland
James L. Rowland
Thank you very much Patrick, for leaving this
headstone of Mr. Rowland and your service for
our country. Sincerely, Jen
Added by Jennifer Rowland on Jan 23, 2015 1:17 PM
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