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L Beacon (#46921308)
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Bio Photo Nearly all of the memorials I have entered and flowers left are somehow related to our family, if you happen to be related would love to hear from you.

I am currently working on trying to locate the final resting place of all the men who were part of the First Special Service Force, aka Devil's Brigade or Black Devils. In July 2013, the Congressional Gold Medal was awarded, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II. Presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal took place February 3, 2015 in Washington D.C.
My father-in-law, C.W. "Tiny" Beacon served in this elite unit.

Most memorials I have created in CT cemeteries are not family and happy to transfer to family or anyone who wishes to take care of memorial.
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1st SSF, Italy
Thank you for your contact. I also have done some research on the Devil's Brigade and am most interested in any information. I am especially interested in any stories or memories of Gordon and his service and fellow soldiers. As I found your contact message on, where might I find your tribute site? I would like to continue correspondence
Added by Brady5 on Apr 07, 2017 11:20 AM
RE: Robert Holmes
Hello - you're most welcome - thank you for your kind words and asking permission. Yes, you may use the photos - such a wonderful tribute you are doing!

Appreciate all that you are doing as well!

- Linda
Added by Linda on Mar 05, 2017 10:20 AM
R. Prentice
Chet Wilson - Devil's Brigade
I see that you created a memorial for Chet Wilson who was a member of the Devil's Brigade. Chet and his wife Joan were special friends and mentors to me. Chet spoke to me often of his experiences in life and used them to make points in his conversation. He told me stories of being in the Devil's Brigade and of the assault on Mount Majo in central Italy and also of the ambushed of his platoon by the Germans where he was the lone survivor. He also spoke of his grilling by the German SS, and his time in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. These conversations were long ago but I would do my best to remember them if you were writing something about the Devil's Brigade. Chet and Joan were very special people. R. Prentice
Added by R. Prentice on Feb 21, 2017 12:49 PM
W Grab
1st Special Service Force
Thank you for doing this research on 1st SSF members. You left a note on a relative's grave site that he was a member. Unfortunately, he is not listed on the 1st SSF web site. Can you provide me with the source of the information for our family tree?
His name is: Anthony J. Berinato, Captain, Infantry - USAR, WWII
B: Nov 25, 1921 D: Dec 23, 1966
Seattle, King County, WA, Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park.
Thank you very much! W Grab
Added by W Grab on Feb 07, 2017 1:51 PM
Edward O. Page
Recent Transfer
Thank you very much for the transfer of my Aunt and Uncle's Memorials. Much appreciated!
Best regards, -Ed-
Added by Edward O. Page on Jan 26, 2017 6:36 PM
Edward O. Page
Memorial Transfer Request
Respectfully requesting the transfer of Memorials for both my 2nd Grand-Uncle and Grand-Aunt:
Charles H. Curtis, Find A Grave# 101782922
Sarah L. (Pilkington) Curtis Find A Grave# 101783024
I can add a bit of info to their Memorials. I realize 'Edit's' can be submitted, but it would be an Honor to serve as maintaining their Memorials.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Added by Edward O. Page on Jan 26, 2017 9:02 AM
Re Arthur George Palmer
A clipping has been added to the Memorial page
Added by Operation:PictureMe on Jan 24, 2017 11:05 AM
Thank you.
Thanks so much, and wonderful photo.
Added by Clancy on Jan 21, 2017 2:59 AM
Ken M
re Photo request grave of Norman Gray
If you obtain the grave location from Pine Hills, I will take a photo.
Pine Hills staff are usually quite helpful.

Pine Hills Cemetery and Visitation Centre
625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, ON M1K 1R1
Tel: 416-267-8229 Fax: 416-267-1208


Ken M.
Added by Ken M on Jan 19, 2017 11:33 AM
Alan May
RE: Luther Harris
Glad to help out. You absolutely have my permission to post to the WWII site. Could you send me a link? I would be interested in seeing the site. I've had some photos posted to a Vietnam casualty site, too. I have a great respect for the men and women in uniform.

Added by Alan May on Jan 10, 2017 5:22 PM
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