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Dan Arnes (#47630541)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Navy Command Master Chief with 22 years of Service including 2 tours in-country Vietnam and 1 in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Most of my career was in helicopter Search & Rescue.
I was attached to Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3, in Vietnam 1970-1972, and NAS Whidbey Island SAR 1974-1977 & 1980-1984, among other duty stations, and have been trying to track down the rest of the guys who were there. Unfortunately, I find way too many of them with this "Find A Grave" search feature.

Any photos I take for Find A Grave, I do not claim as exclusive or copyrighted and anyone can copy and use the photos for whatever purpose you desire except to "Photoshop" in such a way as to slander or disrespect. Dan
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RE: William Francis Ryan
Were you able to get any info from Jax National?
Added by Susan on Feb 22, 2017 12:24 PM
RE: William Francis Ryan
Hi Dan,
Memorial info is correct according to the Veterans National Gravesite Locator. Not sure why headstone has 'C' for middle initial.

DATE OF BIRTH: 01/14/1947
DATE OF DEATH: 03/17/2015
Added by Susan on Feb 18, 2017 5:56 PM
RE: Grave Photos for John Howard Kennedy
Hello Dan,
The other names inscribed on the back of the Woodruff headstone, along with the Kennedys, are Ruth's brothers and their wives: Gerald & Martha Woodruff and Dr. Raymond & Geraldine Woodruff. If the info for Mount Albion Cemetery on the Rootsweb site is correct, John Howard was cremated. So were Gerald, Martha, and Geraldine. Not sure about the others.
Bye for now,
Added by Karen on Jan 28, 2017 6:25 PM
Eileen Shelton
RE: Request Transfer of 2 Memorials
Your request for the transfer of 3rd cousins once removed is way out of the guidelines for Find A Grave transfers. I don't even ask for Aunts, Uncles, or 1st cousins.

Transfer requests should be for direct relatives only within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Non-direct relatives relatives such as aunts, uncles, cousins and beyond are not required transfers. Those are the Find A Grave guidelines and I follow them. Thanks for your cooperation.
Added by Eileen Shelton on Oct 27, 2016 1:10 PM
Ronnie Vance
Lilly Cemetery Wood County, TX
On May 29, 2015, Find A Grave# 147129398 was created for Douglas Stanley Lilly, a navy Vietnam vet and was listed in the Lilly Family Cemetery in Wood County, Texas.
Added by Ronnie Vance on Oct 19, 2016 3:06 PM
Ronnie Vance
Lilly Cemetery, Wood County, TX
Mr. Arnes,
In searching for this cemetery, I visited with the widow of Mr. Lilly. She related that Mr. Lilly was cremated and a stone was placed in the Sharon Cemetery in Wood County. She stated there was not a Lilly Family Cemetery.
Added by Ronnie Vance on Oct 18, 2016 4:31 PM
Ronnie Vance
Lilly Cemetery, Wood County, TX
Added by Ronnie Vance on Oct 18, 2016 4:26 PM
RE: Robert Dale Ponsler
Just looked at the photo. See what you mean. It looks like a 19 but is actually a bleep in my "retouching" the photo which I missed. Sometimes when I have that little "circle" to edit it copies when I click on grass & black spots on the stone to try to make it nicer. I missed trying to get rid of that one.
Added by J McL on Sep 24, 2016 10:55 AM
Jan Fenter
RE: Lavon Glenn, 150264942
Hello Dan,
I have accepted your Edit and placed a note at the beginning of the bio that you provided the Edit for Lavon's birth place and included your member number. Thank you for your information.

Added by Jan Fenter on Jul 02, 2016 10:17 AM
Jan Fenter
RE: Lavon Glenn, 150264942
Hello Dan,
Thank you for replying.

I found a Washington Marriage record between Lavon W. Glenn and Hazel M. Davis that gave the full birth date for both of them. I still don't know where Hazel was born. The marriage record lists Hazael's last name as Davis, but in 1966, this is more likely the name from a previous marriage than her maiden name, as she was about age 50 for this marriage. When she married Marvin Wilson, in 1979, his obituary listed her as Hazel Glenn.

I believe Lavon was probably born in Adams County, Washington, the name of the town is still questionable without documentation. If your Edit is changed to just show the County, I would feel better about accepting the Edit. Or, I can just put a note on the memorial page that the birth place was provided by you. I've added some bio information on Lavon's memorial page.

Please let me know if you want to change the Edit or have me add the note that the birth place information was provided by you.

Added by Jan Fenter on Jul 01, 2016 12:45 PM
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