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Sgt Ed Elstan (#47188165)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired mechanic-truck driver (3516/3531) and a former Marine Veteran, May 1965-May 1971. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Division, Vietnam DMZ 21 months May 1966-Feb 1968.
I try to take the most legible pictures I can. I believe in recording history for future generations. This is the best way I know to HONOR and Remember the deceased. I am adding memorials from books and graveyards so others can find their friends and family members.
If you would like some one transferred to you just ask. -(USE THE EDIT TAB)- on the memorial you want transfered. Glad to do links and I will add obituaries to BIO section also. (USE THE EDIT TAB!)
If I can help you with information let me know.

Semper Fidelis Sgt. Ed Elstan

Any pictures I have added you are welcome to use them for your personal use.

A GENTLE REMINDER....please DO NOT SCAN obituaries and post in photo section. Per Find A Grave guidelines, they need, instead, to be typed and submitted as an addition to the bio section with the names of the living removed. Thank you.

******* "IN GOD WE TRUST" *******

I have lost some of my best Marine brothers to Agent Orange:

Thomas J. Jackson May 1972

Richard L. Guinn Apr 1982

James R. Franklin Dec 2003

Joseph R. Cash Mar 2010

John R. Okopinski Oct 2011

Kenneth Y. Hamm Mar 2013

Philip G Buttaro Oct 2014

Also lost my best friend from childhood to Cancer: Thomas T. Wingate Mar 2013

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Messages left for Sgt Ed Elstan (16)[Leave Message]
Rebecca Sullivan
Milford McGuire
Thank you for transferring this memorial to me. An additional thank you for serving our country especially during such a difficult war. My oldest nephew is a Marine, so I have a special reason for saying Semper Fi!
Added by Rebecca Sullivan on Jun 11, 2017 3:30 PM
Kenneth Moore Startup
88769529 Thank you for the transfer. I do appreciate it
Added by MN on Jun 08, 2017 2:58 PM
W Quinn
Hester Privett Prater
Hi Ed, Can I ask you where you got this picture of Hester? She is my Great Aunt. Thanks, Wendy
Added by W Quinn on Jun 02, 2017 3:07 PM
Martha McCaffrey Dobbins
Young Justus Davis family
I have sent out a message to two different people in hopes they may have some information. When did you make this discovery? Only other option is calling the cemetery and make an inquiry.
Added by Martha McCaffrey Dobbins on May 24, 2017 5:51 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 84737932
The picture with "Fuller" on it ???? Was it posted here by mistake ?????? I don't understand it at all...Take care
Added by STEVE BEATY on May 17, 2017 8:10 PM
Kay Baldwin
Thank You!
Thank you so much for serving our country!

As a Nebraska Daughter of the American Revolution, I just had the privilege of greeting 600+ Vietnam vets on their return Honor flight from Washington D.C. a week ago tonight.. It was very rewarding and long overdue!

Thanks also for posting photos to Find A Grave. It is helpful for studying my family tree.

I see you give permission to use for private use. I'd like to add them to my site but then that would make them available for others to use. What do you think?

Thank you for your time and service!
Kay L. Baldwin
Added by Kay Baldwin on May 08, 2017 2:48 PM
RE: William james Allison
I'm sorry. I've got it fixed now.
Added by Christina on Apr 27, 2017 7:56 PM
Just to say "Thanks" for your service.
Hi, Saw that you created a memorial for Anthony Russo. Wanted to say a big thank you for yours and your family's sacrifice to our country. My Father was in the US Navy in WWII as were 3 of my Uncles in the Army in WWII. So, my family understands what you and your family endured! I also had several cousins in Nam and lost several friends there.

Thanks, too, for all the wonderful volunteer work (or maybe it's a labor of love) you do on Find A Grave. Continued blessings of good health so you can continue what you enjoy in life!

Mary (Contributor #47792069)
Added by Mary on Apr 23, 2017 10:30 AM
shelia driver
Driver history
I am hoping that you can help me. I am looking for the burial site of Robert William Driver (1857-1933). Son of John William Wright Driver and a child named John Leonard Driver. I know he died in Carroll county Georgia. I have checked the cemeteries where his family is buried. No success. His wife is Malinda Emelia Waggoner ( 1865-1920). No success in my search. We have started a project of putting some kind of a marker on the graves of ancestors, So far with help from you guys we have found and placed 3 markers and have a list of 4 more to do. Thank you for the work you and your crew do. Thanks again.
Added by shelia driver on Apr 18, 2017 2:12 PM
Pfc William Daniel Phillips
Just want to thank you for the photo of my 3rd cousin, 1 x removed. Never met him but know he is at rest. Your photo is much appreciated! Your doing a great job! Thank you again.
Added by liz on Apr 15, 2017 7:36 PM
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