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Bob Spear (#46832177)
 member for 11 years, 2 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Spent 40 years in education from the high school classroom and coaching to college administration, including 15 years in public safety administration. Marine Vietnam veteran. Currently retired and trying to combine info on with Findagrave in order to put info on folks that were instrumental in the development of Lisbon Falls. Also interested in veterans' gravesite information, and of course my own ancestors, esp on my mother's side that I can trace back to the 1500s.
(and yes, like thousands of others, I can trace back a family connection to President John Adams)
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 • 7 Memorials Added
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Bill Sperb
I just happened upon your friend's memorial, while searching for men from the USNA class of '41, who were lost in WWII. I'm the daughter of a career Marine who served in Vietnam. I was 10 when he first went over and 14, the second time. I have SO much respect for Navy Corpsmen who accompany the Marines into battle, and Bill's record of over 800 missions is astounding! How long had he been there? I know the standard tour was 13 months, and don't believe anyone could extend for more than 18. Such a shame when young men, especially such giving and ambitious young men, are killed in their youth. Thanks for keeping his memory alive!
Added by Noelani on Mar 12, 2017 10:43 AM
Hazelnuts & Bolts
SMN William Lyle Sperb
I too want to thank you for this young man's memorial page. I didn't know him but through this memorial, I now feel as if I do. I lost a family member in Long An Province in the Mekong Delta in 1969 - he was 21. It left an empty place that will never be filled. We owe so much to those who serve their country, including my Dad for WWII. Thank you again for the memorial, and an even bigger thanks to those who gave all.
Added by Hazelnuts & Bolts on May 26, 2016 9:38 AM
susan emery
William Sperb
Even though I didn't know Bill, I was moved by the memorial you wrote for him. He was an exceptional young man and I beleive you were too. I respect and admire all our men who serve and Vietnam was a conflict above all others. Thank you for your service and dedication to your friend.

Added by susan emery on May 12, 2016 7:02 AM
RE: Ken Schmaus
The photo request for Kenneth Schmaus has been filled. Thank you for asking!
Added by Kateri on Oct 22, 2015 9:49 AM
RE: Ken Schmaus
I would be happy to!
Added by Kateri on Oct 15, 2015 2:30 PM
Kenneth Schmaus
A Facebook posting was just made asking if anyone knows of a veteran in an unmarked grave...I submitted Ken's Find A Grave memorial page. Maybe, just maybe, he will end up with a well deserved headstone.
Added by Kateri on Sep 29, 2015 10:09 AM
Kenneth Edward Schmaus #20741192
I talked to the cemetery sexton to confirm the location of the grave to only find out upon visiting the cemetery that Kenneth lies in an unmarked grave. It always saddens me when a veteran's grave is not marked. He is buried in the same plot as his parents and sisters. The baby sister also lies in an unmarked grave. I requested he be linked to his parents on Find A Grave. So, so sorry for not providing you with a photo of his headstone. I could take a picture of just the grass but it bothers me too much.

Thank you for serving our country,
Added by Kateri on Jun 04, 2015 10:32 AM
Took care of it.
Added by JimO on May 05, 2015 2:04 PM
Memorial Number
Can you send the number?
Added by JimO on May 05, 2015 1:10 PM
William T. Williams
Thanks Bob. Let me know what you learn.
Added by JimO on May 01, 2015 3:53 PM
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