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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
 member for 15 years, 2 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.

An American by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

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I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

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I'm currently working on Connecticut, the District Of Columbia, New York & Wyoming:

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Wyomingites Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.

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     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...

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     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.

     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.

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It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Carl Steiger
Donald Steiger
Thank you for you kind words about my father. Wow! Your Dad lived a wonderful life, too.

I will look over Crook, Campbell and Weston counties in Wyoming.

Carl Steiger
Added by Carl Steiger on Aug 20, 2017 7:09 AM
Tim Cook
RE: New Hampshire
Also # 56773442
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 18, 2017 10:59 AM
RE: Mary Jones
Thanks Russ!!
Added by sanford on Aug 18, 2017 5:54 AM
Tim Cook
New Hampshire
Are you finished with New Hampshire? You may be interested in # 56789407

Added by Tim Cook on Aug 17, 2017 10:36 PM
Tim Cook
RE: George John Davison
Thanks for updating. BTW, are you currently or planning on working on Pennsylvania?
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 15, 2017 10:43 AM
Eric Leindecker
POSTLES, Clarence Thomas 30993585
I just sent you a correction for Clarence Thomas POSTLES 30993585, attaching Elvira 31064833 and Annabel BAKER 30993565 as wives.

This is incorrect. Elvira is his one and only wife. Annabel is his sons (Clarence Thomas POSTLES Jr's wife.

Tried to cancel correction but Find A Grave is being quirky today.

Sorry for the error!

Thanks for what you are doing. . . .
Added by Eric Leindecker on Aug 12, 2017 2:43 PM
Rosemary Cantrell
RE: PFC Charles L Cantrell
I recently received a copy of the military records for Charles Cantrell. He was killed in the Battle of Tarawan, on 20 November 1944. In 1948, his body was returned to the family. His widow had remarried and her location was unknown at that time. According to the military records, if a widow has remarried, she is no longer considered next of kin. In this case, the father passed away after Charles' death, but before his body was returned. Therefore, his four siblings requested next-of-kin status, which was granted. They chose to have him buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Atlanta, GA.
Added by Rosemary Cantrell on Jul 31, 2017 12:35 PM
Chris Collins
RE: Pvt. James Rose 1st DE Cav
He died of erysipelas/Chronic Diarrhea at DeCamp General Hospital.
Added by Chris Collins on Jul 30, 2017 7:07 AM
Chris Collins
Surgeon Isaac Hayes Shields 1st DE Cav
Another for your list.
Added by Chris Collins on Jul 29, 2017 2:04 PM
Chris Collins
Pvt. James Rose 1st DE Cav
Another from Odessa to add to the list.
Added by Chris Collins on Jul 29, 2017 9:08 AM
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