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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, © Michael V. Drachman 2000-2015 works for any of my bio's for personal use. (Pictures ©).

Should you use my pictures and wish to publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, Post the link to the site here at Find A Grave..

Please remember that even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site, posting pictures there, or similar pay sites, transfers your ownership, like FB. This is mentioned (in very fine print) in all of their disclosures.

Findagrave was built by thousands of volunteers who's time was donated for the benefit of family members and friends,,who in many cases are not able to visit the resting places of their family members. These efforts were always intended to be free of charge and should remain that way,,,,,

"I have a burr under the Saddle on this one" that being pay sites "profiting" from Volunteers work....


In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us. Always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors.

Never forget the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some giving all to secure our rights, liberties and freedoms.

Remember the 100's of thousands soldiers who never came home, many who lie in a unmarked graves, never found or a foreign cemetery as that would indeed make those lives,, lost in vein... Reach out,, honor a Veteran.

Allow us not to embrace any politician. aristocrat, celebrity, who in the name of change, forgets or attempts to direct us to think otherwise..

A Nation which forgets its Defenders,
will itself be forgotten ..

.. God bless America..

"Remembering some Hero's"

CWO Donovan Lee "Bull" Briley 1959 ~ 1993 Blackhawk Down

Christopher (Chris) Scott Kyle 1974 ~ 2013

Charles Richard Hughes ~ E Company ~ 379th Inf Regiment ~ 95th Division ~ Iron Men of Metz

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Robbin Holcomb
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 56647579
Added by Robbin Holcomb on Aug 15, 2017 5:33 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Roy Shepherd #147296855
Thank you so very much for accepting the edits for the memorial of Roy Shepherd #147296855

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 12, 2017 3:22 PM
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Elmo Cracraft
Thank you for the headstone and cemetery photos you have posted on my Uncle Elmo's memorial! I appreciate it very much!
Added by Cracraft Proud on May 29, 2017 10:56 AM
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Elmo Cracraft
Thank you for posting photos on my Uncle Elmo's memorial! It is very much appreciated!
Added by Cracraft Proud on May 29, 2017 10:55 AM
Melissa Nelson
Joseph Ambrose Young
Hi thank you for Making a memorial for my papaw. Here is his find a grave number, 147289699
could you please transfer that to me so i can take of it. Thanks so much for your time
Lisa Nelson
Added by Melissa Nelson on May 16, 2017 1:34 PM
Will Stamps
Find A Grave Memorial# 155145181
Would you mind replacing the picture of Vern in uniform with another, higher res picture, that I would supply you for posting. It is a picture taken at the same photo shoot, but with Vern's wife, Lenora pictured next to him. Or. both can stand in the memorial. (I am Lenora's cousin.)
Added by Will Stamps on May 11, 2017 10:56 AM
Tom Nelson
Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann
Another cousin of Holger is Viggo Lauritz Bentheim HÝrup. Tom in Kansas City, Missouri
Added by Tom Nelson on Apr 23, 2017 3:45 PM
Brent Young
Nevada Tucker Perkins
Nevada Tucker Perkins (Find A Grave Memorial# 174635599) is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park,
North Hollywood, California.
Her daughter Violet Lillian Perkins is also buried at Valhalla.
Ammon Moroni Perkins and Nevada Tucker were married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah 01 January 1895 as per Utah Select Marriage Index, 1887-1985 (
You might want to update Melvin's bio.
Brent Young
Added by Brent Young on Mar 27, 2017 2:44 PM
Leslie V Gross

Thank you for all your hard work. I just wanted to let you know the photo you posted for Leslie Gross belong to another person.
Kind Regards,
Added by Kym☺ on Mar 16, 2017 12:08 AM
Robert Sage
Joseph Louis Mendoza
If you call Oak Hill about him, could you ask about Michael Mereno 2/10/1970. He also died in VN and has not page on Find A Grave.
YOu can find out more about them and anyone else who died in VN.
Added by Robert Sage on Mar 07, 2017 8:35 PM
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