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rickb (#48029363)
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Bio Photo I was born in Burlington Vermont, but because of my fathers military service, I spent most of my childhood in Scholfield Barracks Hawaii, or Fort Devens Massachusetts. The last time I returned to Vermont was in 1983, while on an Emergency leave to visit my father. I am currently retired from the US Army, and from Federal Civil Service. I chose to make my retirement home in Texas, were the winters are mild, and the days are long and hot.

I became interested in my ancestry while serving in the Military, my mothers family came from Canada and before that France and England. My family name had its origin in Oxfordshire, and Ireland.

I am most interested in the Brothers' family history, as well as the Couture's & Martin's. My mother was a Couture, however her mother was a Martin. I have discovered ancestors who served in the American Revolution and ancestors who go all the way back to the early 1600. Its been a great ride and a wonderful educational experience.

I have been researching my family's history for many years. And I was elated to discover find-a-grave, because it completes the story of many of my ancestors.

I want to thank those of you that take the time away from your day to photograph grave markers for complete strangers. Without your photos, find-a-grave could not exist as the wonderful research tool that it has become.

I request that if you have a change to make to a memorial that you submit an edit request via the tab at the top of the memorial you are requesting a change for. Please do not leave an obituary, or other information on a memorial when you leave flowers. Often times, such information cannot be verified and I have to post an explanation on the memorial to alert other visitors that the information cannot be verified. ( ie: spouse name, or child's name, or dates if It is not already on the memorial request an edit don't leave it with flowers)

I normally will not transfer memorials of my ancestors, however if you can show a closer relationship than mine, I will consider your request.

I don't spend as much time on here now as I did when I first became a member, but if you leave a message, I will eventually get back to you. Please don't email me, as I simply do not open email from anyone that I do not know.

Again, I thank those of you that provide photo's of the graves, and I am especially thankful to those that have provided photos of my ancestor's markers. There simply is no way that I would have ever seen the graves of my ancestors if the photo's were not available.
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