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Jeff Hall (#47296194)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo "Freedom is not Free"

I am honored to create memorials for our WWII, Korean, and Vietnam war dead.

In May 2017 I completed a 4 year project creating virtual cemeteries for all American Ground Forces casualties during WWII (with the exception of the 9th Armored Division, no casualty roster seems to be in existence):

65 Infantry Divisions (65/65 completed)
16 Armored Divisions (15/16 completed)
4 Airborne Divisions (4/4 completed)
1 Cavalry Division (1/1 completed)
1 Mountain Division (1/1 completed)
6 Marine Divisions (6/6 completed)

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The Cost of Freedom:
American War and Military Operations
Casualties:

WW2 US Army Battle Deaths: 291,557
WW2 US Marine Corps Battle Deaths: 19,733
US Navy Battle Deaths: 36,950

Korean War US Army Battle Casualties: 29,856
Korean War US Marine Corps Battle Casualties: 4,509
Korean War US Navy Battle Casualties: 657
Korean War US Air Force Battle Casualties: 4,509

Vietnam War US Army Battle Casualties: 38,224
Vietnam War US Marine Corps Battle Casualties: 14,844
Vietnam War US Navy Battle Casualties: 2,566
Vietnam War US Air Force Battle Casualties: 2,586

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

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Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz:
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live."

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In 2013 I completed a five year project traveling to Hawaii annually from the mainland to photograph headstones for all of our WW2 dead at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. I have added over 10,000 photos to memorials at the cemetery. Prior to 2008, few of the memorials had a headstone photo.
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0 32nd Infantry Division ... (1565)
00 10001 9/8/2015 (5974)
100th Infantry Division C... (776)
101st Airborne Division C... (2646)
102nd Infantry Division C... (942)
103rd Infantry Division C... (786)
104th Infantry Division C... (1247)
106th Infantry Division C... (377)
10th Armored Division Cas... (920)
10th Mountain Division Ca... (899)
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Messages left for Jeff Hall (1100)[Leave Message]
Mike O'Connor
Photo of Jack A. Mahony
Hi Jeff,

I'm new to Find-a-Grave.

Can I get a copy of the photo you submitted on Lt Jack A. Mahony, USNR who was KIA in 1943.

I'd like to use the pix in a book I'm writing on Mahony's squadron, VF-27.

Thanks.

Mike O'Connor
moconnor@dwave.net
Added by Mike O'Connor on Aug 16, 2017 1:14 PM
Kathi Wertman
RE: S1 Christian Christensen
Hi Jeff
Thank you for the transfer and the permission to use the picture. He is truly one of our hometown heroes!
Kathi
Added by Kathi Wertman on Aug 16, 2017 10:10 AM
RD Hall
RE: CPT R. Steven Hall - again
Jeff, ... I am at a great loss for words - that is most unlike me.

I had not even thought of asking for the transfer ... for it was in good hands.

None-the-less, I am honored and hope to do your act of kindness justice (although there is little more that needs to be added).

Like you, I know of no known Hall family connection to the good Captain ... my Halls being mostly southerns as far back as the 1780's and before (I think).

Anyway, thank you very much ... and I hope one day to meet you ... to talk with you, listen, laugh and get misty eyed about the important things in this life.
Added by RD Hall on Aug 15, 2017 11:26 PM
Kathi Wertman
S1 Christian Christensen
Hi Jeff
I am with the Watsontown Historical Asc. in Northumberland county, Pa. where Christian (FindAGrave #56767000) was from. His parents lived on Elm street, along with his brother Robert. Both boys served in WWII, but only Robert came home. Robert married and had a daughter who died at 2 1/2 years, and in 1963 he and his son were killed in a car accident near Williamsport, Pa. His wife died in 2008. All but Christian are buried in the Watsontown Cemetery, but he does have a memorial marker. Christian has no direct living relatives.

The Base Commander of the Williamsport Base of United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. contacted me and we would like to do a memorial service honoring Christian's service as a submariner. He has the story of the sub Flier, and hopefully we can do a presentation about it as well.

As one of Watsontown's 19 veterans of both World Wars who gave everything, his name is listed on a plaque as well, along with the others.

My question to you is may we use the photograph on his memorial that you placed there for our memorial service, and we would also like to frame it for in our Asc's display area. We were hoping that somehow we could find a picture of him, but with no relatives, we didn't think we could.
Thank you
Kathi Wertman
WHA
Added by Kathi Wertman on Aug 15, 2017 4:17 PM
RD Hall
CPT Hall
...as a P.S. ... I posted the grave photo on FOLD3 as well, but there appeared no way to leave an attribution for the photographer, Ron Asman.
Added by RD Hall on Aug 15, 2017 10:43 AM
RD Hall
CPT R. Steven Hall - again
Hello again Jeff, ... say, I feel like I've asked this question before ... but, is there a family connection between you and CPT Steve Hall? It seemed like a possibility given that you are managing his memorial.

Also, I am trying to get more information regarding his birthday date ... Ancestry.com says August is the month - date still unknown. And I am suspecting his birth city is Peking based on his father's US State Dept passport info stating he was going to Peking for three years starting in 1914/15.

Any and all input on this from your resources is welcomed. Thanks!
Added by RD Hall on Aug 15, 2017 10:33 AM
RD Hall
CPT R. Steven Hall
Hello Jeff, ... long time ...

Jeff, I want to alert you to the photo I just added to CPT Hall's memorial that was taken and provided to me this morning. My friend, Ron, did a fine job on photograph.

Best wishes to you.

Added by RD Hall on Aug 12, 2017 9:08 AM
Brenda Johnson
RE: Thank you
You are welcome.
Added by Brenda Johnson on Aug 09, 2017 6:40 PM
James Brown
RE: Roscoe Baker
Thank you Jeff.
Added by James Brown on Aug 09, 2017 7:25 AM
James Brown
Roscoe Baker
Hi, could you post the following website to this memorial? Hoping family will find it. Thanks. James.
www.jookgirl.weebly.com
Added by James Brown on Aug 08, 2017 8:09 AM
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