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Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)
 member for 15 years, 1 month, 14 days
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Bio Photo Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.
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My wife and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to do what you do at Ft. Snelling for vets and their families. Your Bio tells the tale of a very good person whose military experience was very heavy duty. Your experience in Vietnam that I've just read about -- the same week of the Ken Burns films about all that strife -- reminded me of how strong a man you must be to have gone through two tours over there. My dad thought he was lucky. He got one purple heart from a shrapnel wound in his leg during a mercifully short stint on the Western Front in Europe. He came home after the initial healing and refused to say much about the war ever again.
I wish you and yours good health and thank you for your very dedicated service, both in the military and at Ft. Snelling.

Geoffrey (Geof)and Libby Gould
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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.
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Messages left for Steve Edquist ~... (26)[Leave Message]
rosie mcnaughton
your picture
Love this photo of you and your grandchildren!
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Oct 08, 2017 6:36 AM
Suzanne Pietron Meyer
Thank you!
Hi Steve,

I just came across this site, never realized anything of the sort existed. My dad passed away in 1989. As I found him on here and saw the beautiful picture you added it warmed my heart so much that a perfect stranger would show such love and respect to a fellow serviceman. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. God bless you for your service and all you do!

Sue Pietron Meyer
Added by Suzanne Pietron Meyer on Sep 10, 2017 1:14 PM
RE: Snider Photos
You are so welcome.

I'm humbled by all the work you do/ have done
Added by Grouse32 on Aug 11, 2017 6:47 PM
RE: Photo Request
You're very welcome, Steve. Any time! I'll bet you miss it-you did so many of them. I come across the beautiful photos all the time and always think of you fondly and wish you the best!
Added by Lleeah on Mar 13, 2017 11:05 PM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery photo
Wow! Beautiful cemetery photo on the Fred Hargerty memorial page #737280.
Added by sameelee on Oct 08, 2016 8:08 PM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Ft. Snelling photo
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful photo for the Ft. Snelling cemetery with the rainbow. that is just stunning. Thanks for all the work you do honoring our veterans.
Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Sep 16, 2016 10:08 AM
Thank you
I've been thinking so much about my dad as my kiddos grow. It is suicide prevention day. He was one of many vets who died by suicide. Thank you for visiting his grave for me. I like leaving him messages here. Please give him my love again if you are at the cemetery. I visited you sons website. He sounds so wonderful--and he must have known how much you treasured him because you are obviously such a giving soul. I will send positive thoughts his way and yours.

-Beth (daughter of Clarence Clayton burkstrand)
Added by bbr on Sep 09, 2016 11:08 PM
Carla Cornwall
Thank You
Thank you for taking the photo and honoring my father-in-law at Fort Snelling. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son, Aaron. Your service to complete strangers, helping people find their loved ones, is a beautiful tribute to your son and so is the web site for Aaron.
God Bless and Thank You!
Added by Carla Cornwall on May 30, 2016 7:45 AM
Rebecca Dodds
Doubs, Crills connected
Hi Steve,

I just wanted to thank you for accepting the connections for the Doubs and Crills etc.

And I too think the photo you took of the Cemetery at Fort Snelling to be the best on the site.

Thank you so much for your service to your country and to this site too. It must be such a lot of work, but we all hope our work will allow folks to reconnect and honor those now gone.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 16, 2016 3:21 PM
Cemetery Photo
The photo you took of the military cemetery with the rainbow is absolutely beautiful I just love it and I think it is wonderful that it's the photo used when someone selects that cemetery as the one their loved one has been buried at GREAT JOB!


Added by MEMORIES on Apr 25, 2016 8:02 AM
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