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GulfportBob (#46833994)
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Bio Photo I am Bob, 78 years old, living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, Mississippi.
I only use my electric bicycle and public transportation. I retired from the United States Navy on Friday May 13, 1977. I have always thought of Friday the 13th as my lucky day, and it still is.
I grant permission to use my photographs in all respectful means.
In July 2016 I photographed a cemetery in Puntarenas, Costa Rica and posted them on Find A Grave, Cemetario Carita.
I add interments when I find them, if they are from your family, I want to transfer them to you because you have more information than I do. If you are maintaining a section of military information elsewhere, I want you to maintain the memorial sites that I posted too. Again you have more info than I do. I will transfer for any or no reason.
I finished photographing the Lord Ridge Cemetery. I was unable to get a complete listing from the City Council. After that, I would have been able to tie in my photographs with the entire "population" of the cemetery. There would have been lots of photos of the headstones that would not be posted because about 90 percent are not available or has been damaged beyond decyphering. I am honored to have been able to post the memorial and headstone photograph of the "Father of his country, Belize" the Right Honorable George Cadle Price.
I am also happy to say that I have photographed every grave site at the US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery (up through October 2010) and the Battleground National Cemetery both in Washington, D.C.I have also Posted every grave site at St. Elizabeth's Hospital (West Campus). I photographed and posted all missing memorials and photos at Bethesda Cemetery, Camden, Arkansas. I did the same for Shiloh Cemetery, Union County, Arkansas. I have also photographed all the headstones at the Kanchanaburi War Memorial Cemetery Thailand (the POW Cemetery from the Thai Burma Railroad, Bridge on the River Kwai fame). I have photographed all of the headstones at Chungkai War Cemetery, another POW cemetery from the Thai Burma Railroad, Bridge on the River Kwai fame.
In December 2012, I photographed Labuan War Cemeteryand Labuan War Memorial, in Malaysia.
I photographed all of the headstones at Clark Cemetery, Philippines and have posted them, through December 2014.
One day I will be honored by my name being included on the Fallen Find-A-Grave Contributors Memorial.
I am also a War Graves contributor. https://twgpp.org/volunteers.php?volunteer=704&start=0&cid=93
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Jennifer Thompson
Eighth Indiana book
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&search-alias=books&field-author=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&sort=relevancerank
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 9:50 AM
Tony D
Thank you
Thank you so much for the photo from Dr Caldwell, its is much appreciated.

Tony
Added by Tony D on May 23, 2017 6:27 PM
Camilla Wiik
Thank you, Bob
Thank you for the transfer of Josephine Pepitune's memorial to my account. I enjoyed reading your bio and thank you for all that you do for everyone. Camilla
Added by Camilla Wiik on May 11, 2017 6:33 PM
Kim Usher
Thank You....
My father, Dalton Usher, died in Belize when I was 15 years years old. This is the first time I have seen his grave. I am 39 years old today.

You've given me a lot.

Happy Birthday daddy!💜💜💔💔

🎁🎉
Added by Kim Usher on May 10, 2017 6:42 AM
Karen Lipscomb West
RE: Lloyd Michael McNeil
Thank you so much! Karen
Added by Karen Lipscomb West on May 01, 2017 4:39 PM
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
Wong memorial
Thank you very much for the heads up on the memoria. All taken care of. God bless you and your continued service
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Apr 18, 2017 6:57 PM
D.M. KREBS
Gulfport Krebs' @ Floral Hills Memorial Gardens
Thank you Bob for firstly for your service to our country.

Secondly, thank you for all you have done for Find-a-Grave.

Thirdly, thank you for transferring August, Eloise, Benny and ElJay to my care. They are 4th and 5th cousins of mine that I recently located. I am kin to almost every Krebs interred at Floral Hills as well as every other Krebs between the I-10/Hwy. 90 corridors to Pascagoula. If you wish, you may share them with me.

Warmest regards,

David M. Krebs
Added by D.M. KREBS on Apr 10, 2017 5:22 AM
Soquel Cemetery Restoration
Thank you for the overseas photo.
Thank you for posting a photo of who might be my relatives great grandfather overseas. You are the best!

Lesley
Added by Soquel Cemetery Restorati... on Apr 07, 2017 9:30 AM
I CARE
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Dear Gulfport Bob

Thank you for all of the information you send me. you do a good job and I am very thankful

I CARE Linda Davis
Added by I CARE on Mar 27, 2017 9:03 AM
MyrtisJane
Thank you.
I appreciate the plot location for a cousin (Mrs Vena Mavis Flynt Nevin # 172022472). So I must have the correct cemetery for her.

Kind Regards,
Myrtis
Added by MyrtisJane on Mar 25, 2017 3:36 PM
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