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ShaneO (#47009366)
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Bio Photo Please check out my WWII virtual cemeteries!

If you have any photo requests available, please make a few, as at the 20 per week rate, it will take me 10 years to get my 73,000 WWII KIA entries completed.

If you see incorrect entries or duplicates (dups usually from the Findgrave crashmaster)...let me know asap!!! If you would like me to transfer a memorial, I will transfer them.

MY GOAL IS HONOR AS MANY AMERICAN VETS THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES, AS I POSSIBLY CAN, ESPECIALLY WWII, AS IT WAS THE WAR THE CHANGED THE WORLD!!!

ANY WWII KIA'S, YOU MAY COME ACROSS, PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN ADD THEM TO MY VIRTUAL CEMS.
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Georgia M Rosendahl
Albert Augustine Roppe
Notice there is not any information listed for Albert Augustine Roppe who is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood, MI. He was b. 22 Mar 1891 at Spring Grove, MN and d. the 13 Feb 1960 at Ironwood, Gogebic, Michigan. His parents were: Ole Olson Roppe 1854-1922 and Anna Tollefsdatter Hildebakkene 1854-1933. He married Mattie Theresa Peterson 1902-1987 and they had two children: Milton O. Roppe 1920-2006 and Grace Altha 1922 - 1924.
Added by Georgia M Rosendahl on Aug 16, 2017 4:18 PM
tavilagi
RE: Horvath
Thank you for clarifying the death date for Andrew Horvath.
Also, my uncle was KIA WWII and I did not see him listed in the virtual cemetery for Ohio. He is Memorial # 23090102.
Thank you for honoring our veterans.
Added by tavilagi on Aug 15, 2017 11:07 PM
Tim Cook
Memorial# 160424292
Someone asking to manage memorial of 2LT David E. Baer

OK with you?
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 08, 2017 6:46 PM
Donna Fitch
RE: Barner
I apologize. They have apparently duplicated the cross at Belle Plaine. After I compared the 2 pictures I realized the the printing on the cross is different. Would you like his parents stone posted on his site? Maybe just his portion of the stone. I think we took a picture of it. I will check.
Added by Donna Fitch on Jul 24, 2017 9:34 PM
squadron a association
Trooper Charles F Vacek
On more we THANK YOU for your great HELP and SERVICE.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Jul 10, 2017 11:15 AM
squadron a association
Trooper Preston H. Kurth
On behalf of the late veterans of the 101st Cavalry ( Squadron A ), we greatly APPRECIATE your help and service.

Vince Katinas
Squadron A Association
Added by squadron a association on Jun 29, 2017 11:47 AM
Allie
Walter h white
I confirmed with Lakeview Cemetery that Walter H.White is buried there. They have a record of his burial in 1944. Does that fit with the date you have for him ? They believe he is buried in their potters field with no marker.
Added by Allie on Jun 18, 2017 6:45 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Maj Charles Sherman Hoyt, Jr 127389128
I have added a bio I wrote to his memorial page. If you have any additions or corrections I would very much appreciate your help. No memorial article for him ever appeared in any West Point publication.

Thank you for your help.
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 27, 2017 3:48 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Maj Charles Sherman Hoyt, Jr 127389128
The USMA Post Cemetery has responded to my query regarding the site of his stone. As the information furnished by the post cemetery does not match your edit, your edit will be declined.

Thank you for your help.
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 27, 2017 2:45 PM
Tim Cook
RE: You would know...
When World War II began, the minimum requirements to become a pilot/officer was to be a college/university degree graduate. Due to a shortage of pilots, the Army decided to create a title of Flight Officer, a non-commissioned rank for
men who met the physical requirements but did not have a degree. Essentially "flying Staff Sergeants."
So the minimum rank for a FLT O is SSGT. When WW II
ended, the title of FLT O was eliminated and those men who opted to stay in the service were given the rank of Master Sergeant and could go on to enter the Lieutenant officers program and become full fledged pilots if they met the requirements that had been in place at the start of the war.
As far as contributors who show Warrant Officer, I think that is OK if that's what they entered the service as. Unfortunately, there are a handful of contributors on here who refuse to add any TITLE and decline my updates for that. Even an Aviation Cadet, at a minimum, has the rank of PVT. Many had already achieved the training to become Staff Sergeants. The way I look at it, anyone who died with their boots on for our country's service deserves a minimum rank listed on their memorial page. On the flip side, I get update requests all the time wanting me to add PVT, CPL, SGT etc. even though they were discharged 20,30,50 years earlier and I have to explain that non-comm titles are no longer appropriate...
Added by Tim Cook on Feb 21, 2017 9:41 AM
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