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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.

An American by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

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I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

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I'm currently working on Connecticut, the District Of Columbia, New York & Wyoming:

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Wyomingites Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.

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     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...

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     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.

     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.

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It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Tim Cook
Memorial# 56774372
Russ, please check into Sylvester Carl Weichenmaier.

The ranks don't match what you entered in the bio.


Added by Tim Cook on Jul 22, 2017 6:07 PM
Sherry SH
Honolulu Memorial Transfers
No need to transfer back, I know they are in good hands. If you do, You know I will take care of them!
Added by Sherry SH on Jul 22, 2017 10:16 AM
Marcia Ray
Irving Bramson
I posted a photo of his grave he is buried next to his childhood friend Raymond Levy in the Old Winthrop Cemetery entrance on Washington St at the corner of Washington and Fuller Section 45 Graves 1&2
Added by Marcia Ray on Jul 21, 2017 2:55 PM
Suzanne Hye
RE: SSgt Wilbur Earl Cole
Russ - you are very welcome and thank you for all that you do to remember our fallen Americans. I could have stayed all day taking photos in that cemetery. It was an honor.

Added by Suzanne Hye on Jul 16, 2017 2:45 PM
Chris Collins
Pvt. William Alger 1st DE Infantry
Add to your list:
Added by Chris Collins on Jul 16, 2017 9:31 AM
Gale Olsson McHale
RE: Pvt Elmer R Vogt
Thanks for the info. The website you developed is quite helpful and concise. It's sad to see so many names!
Added by Gale Olsson McHale on Jul 16, 2017 6:14 AM
Bill Blake
RE: Tec5 Louis Coniglio
Thanks for the correction Russ. It's fixed now.

Added by Bill Blake on Jul 15, 2017 8:32 AM
RE: SSGT Herbert D Autenreith
Thanks for squaring that story away, At the moment I am on two weeks leave in the small country of Montenegro. Lots of sun and sandy beaches.
Take care amigo
Added by Andy on Jul 12, 2017 9:00 AM
John K Wright
RE: Lt Warren Kenneth Wright
Hi Russ,
Thanks for the additional information regarding to my uncle Lt. Warren Kenneth Wright.
His birth date and location are incorrect on the memorial you forwarded to me...he was born 2 October, 1916 in Rockingham (Bellows Falls, Windham County, Vermont. The erroneous birth date makes me suspect of the nickname "Sol". James Bradley's book "Flyboys, a True Story of Courage" reports that Lt. Wright's gunner was Fred Pryor. Do you have any info to support the gunner being Woelhof as the book relates the three planes being shot down with detail of Dick Woelhof's landing in the bay and subsequent capture and ultimate execution.
Can you help me post the memorial correctly indicating his tablet in Honolulu and grave marker in Vermont.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Added by John K Wright on Jul 10, 2017 1:58 PM
elaine wirtz
Robert V Wirtz
I added correct information including photos to his memorial and I received a declined msg that you said it did not match your data. Robert is my great uncle and he is the son of Lawrence Vernon Wirtz and Myrlie May McCleary. He was my grandfathers brother and my dads uncle. His birthday is April 21, 1921 and he did die on Oct. 10, 1943. The pilot of his plane was John G Winant Jr, the son of the US ambassador to England at the time of WWII. I know everything about his as I should since he is my family. He was from Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland. I find it funny that you denied my information when I " of course" I am correct and you did not even know my great uncle.
Added by elaine wirtz on Jul 09, 2017 12:55 PM
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