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John "J-Cat" Griffith (#46568383)
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Bio Photo Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War M.P. Corps U.S. Army Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed U.S. Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
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Dorothy Law Nolte
Mr. John "J-Cat" Griffith,

Thank you for transferring the memorial page of Dorothy Law Nolte (Find A Grave Memorial# 12336032) to my stewardship. I will leave in place the outstanding biographical information and photograph you have placed within it, and when time allows, I will provide links between her memorial page and the memorial pages of her family members.

Keep up the excellent work!

-Nathan Taylor
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Added by Chief Funologist on Apr 22, 2017 9:48 PM
John Mills
Peter Mitchell
Thanks John for the transferring of Peter Mitchell.
He was a cousin of my mother's.
Added by John Mills on Mar 29, 2017 9:06 AM
David Wend
RE: Sir Henry Wood
Thanks, John. I appreciate your response.
Added by David Wend on Mar 07, 2017 11:21 AM
David A Swiger
Richard I. Fiske
Thank you for all the great bio's I have run across on FindAGrave of Veterans. It helps to know more than just a name.

This latest one (for me) of Richard Irwin Fiske just shows how unpredictable life can be. I imagine he lost some friends in that Pearl Harbor attack. And yet years later more healing of the heart happened with his embracing one of his former enemy.
Added by David A Swiger on Mar 02, 2017 6:53 AM
jana davis
RE: Harvey Penick
Thank you John. Much appreciated.
Kind Regards!
Jana L. Davis
Added by jana davis on Jan 20, 2017 12:58 PM
RE: Greg Lake
John - thank you for posting that marvelous photo & bio of Greg Lake on his memorial. What a terrible loss...still can't believe he's gone...
Added by Susan on Dec 27, 2016 10:57 PM
Jerry and Roger
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 9316434
Hi John, Thanks very much for your reply, I will try and see if I can reach someone at both cemeteries to try and get this issue clarified. I did get a photo of marker on mausoleum wall at Lincoln, that's main reason I feel he is there and not Evergreen, I will let you know what I find. My spouse is from Carlsbad, we just were in Oceanside yesterday to visit his family. Respectfully, Jerry
Added by Jerry and Roger on Sep 26, 2016 7:28 AM
Thank you for leaving information about my brother Buddy Winkelspecht's death on his memorial site. We made up part of the heavy metal band Asylum in South Jersey in the 80's, along with virtuoso guitarist Rick Kelly, aka Eric Jankowski. I wonder if he is still alive, we lost touch long ago....
Added by Zappa on Aug 25, 2016 7:11 AM
William Lawrence Boyd
I found your name as the person who wrote a great memorial to Hopalong Cassidy. I was a big fan of his also and I have an original newspaper clipping with his photo from a Hawaiian newspaper in 1972. I would like to add to his page but it's not accepting any more photos. Have you any suggestions?
Thank you for any help!
Added by SweetPea on Jul 25, 2016 5:55 PM
Trudy Anderson
RE: Joe Holtby
After looking many years for any info I could find on Joe, I finally found him here. Thank you for honoring him and giving others the chance to honor him for his sacrifice to his country. I will continue to search for any information I can find on him to also honor his parents who may have waited years to hear from/about him, praying and hoping.

Trudy Anderson
Daughter of Jessie Holtby (Morgan) Williams.
Added by Trudy Anderson on Jul 15, 2016 5:33 PM
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