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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 18 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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Luana Dawn Alger
Re: Melvin Burns Algier (# 8426297)
Melvin was my 2nd Cousin twice removed. I found an article pertaining to him and wanted to ask you if you minded if I put it on his memorial. Before I do, I'd like for you to understand the subject matter of the article. Here's a clue. Considering he had a small slew of cousins who were well known to be murderers, I actually find this to be quite comically refreshing...

A son of Jacob Van Buren and Fannie Belle [McIntruff] Alger, Melvin Burns Alger gets caught as a ring leader of a chicken thieving gang. It is also reported that he had an alias name of Ivan Thomas and also was involved in auto theft... As ridiculous as this sounds, he would trade the chickens he stole for fish. Melvin did change the spelling of his last name before this article was printed. On 27 Jul 1929, in the District of Columbia, he married Sarah Elizabeth Dennis, a daughter of Joseph Reed and Gracie Mae [Tysinger] Dennis. Born 3 Dec 1905 in Page Co., VA, Melvin died 22 Dec 1983 in Greenwood, Sussex Co., DE.

- Luana Dawn Alger
Added by Luana Dawn Alger on Sep 22, 2017 8:52 AM
Sheryl Kelso
RE: Pvt. John Alvin Petenbrink
Bless you, Russ, for all you do and have done. I'm sure there will be a special place in heaven for the magnificent work you have done for our soldiers and their families. Sheryl
Added by Sheryl Kelso on Sep 19, 2017 8:43 AM
Chris Collins
Private Frederick Kugel
Another to add to the 2nd Delaware Infantry list.
Added by Chris Collins on Sep 17, 2017 6:55 PM
Thank You, for your long service
I am very often, directed to one of your very nice memorials. When I see how long ago they were created, I am first disappointed, thinking that they are old and abandoned. However, I now know better. Your work is very good, very fresh, and much appreciated.
Added by BobHartman on Sep 17, 2017 1:11 AM
Jean Marie Bagley
RE: Sgt Raymond E Sargent
Hi Russ I have told family about your story thx
Added by Jean Marie Bagley on Sep 03, 2017 12:50 PM
John B Smalek
Going through my grandmother's things, I found the prayer card for John B Smalek listing his DOD as August 10, 1942. I sent an edit request for the day of death.
Added by dznefan on Aug 31, 2017 7:14 AM
Harry Talley
Ross Linwood Everett
In first paragraph Ross's mother's maiden name was Andrew and not Andrews.
Was was killed in Obersteinbach France and not Oberstinbach.
Harry Talley first cousin once removed to Ross
Added by Harry Talley on Aug 29, 2017 9:44 AM
Thank you..
Thanks so much for your continued work!
Due to other recent demands on my time I haven't been able to spend as much time here as I have done in the past. Anytime you need anything just let me know!! Best,
Added by B24CoPilotNiece on Aug 29, 2017 7:56 AM
Shelley Evans
Thank you, Russ!
Thank you so much, Russ, for your service to our country by putting your life on the line AND for memorializing so many who made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us.

I especially appreciate your efforts because I help maintain the Facebook page for the Richard M. Kemper Memorial Park on the grounds of Mamaroneck High School, 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY. We believe it to be the oldest World War II memorial park in the country. (If you discover otherwise, kindly let me know.)

My dad, Sheldon Evans, is a WWII Army vet who served in Europe and is still living at the ripe old age of 99!

Best regards,
Shelley Evans
Added by Shelley Evans on Aug 28, 2017 1:01 PM
Chris Collins
PVT Isaac Draper

Another to add to Third Delaware list.
Added by Chris Collins on Aug 23, 2017 8:49 PM
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