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Andy Swinnen (#46959477)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Hello
I am Andy
I am the Author of
My sons and I adopted 3 graves at the cemetery of Margraten , Netherlands and 4 at Henri Chapelle , Belgium
Graves of soldiers who died in WW2.
I take care of these graves and made a website about these men.
These men are fallen but will never be forgotten

I also started to write stories on my website about the men of the 401st BG that didn't make it back home.
I created a virtual cemetery of them.
Complete stories can be read on my page

I also want to be a photo volunteer , so if anyone would like a picture from the American cemetery's in Margraten ( Netherlands ) or Henri Chapelle ( Belgium ) or Ardennes cemetery Belgium , don't hesitate to ask.

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RE: Matthew Findlay
You're very welcome - glad to help. K Greene
Added by kverde1 on Mar 28, 2017 8:55 AM
pamela west
Benz memorial
Thank you for the updates!

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Feb 25, 2017 1:36 PM
carol fasc
Clarence Brawn request
Hi Andy...Saw your Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo request...Will look for headstone in the spring ..Please contact the office for plot info...Use this site and fill out info on bottom of the page...may take a month or so but they will get back to you..Carol
Added by carol fasc on Feb 10, 2017 7:10 AM
RE: Ancil Anderson
You're very welcome, Andy, and thank you for what you are doing to honor our heroes. I'm happy to have helped someone from the Netherlands since I am 1/4 Dutch. Also, Ancil's wife was inscribed on the other side of his headstone, Her name was Helen Elaine and I have already made the connection.
Added by Lleeah on Sep 15, 2016 12:46 PM
Matt Kotula
Hi Andy, I noticed someone already tried to find the gravesite you requested for Matt Kotula at All Saints Cemetery and the church had no record of him there. I did a search on, and it looks like Matt is actually buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. I'll copy and paste the info for you:

Matt M Kotula

Service Info.:

Birth Date:
20 Jun 1917

Death Date:
16 Jan 1997

Service Start Date:
9 Jun 1941

Interment Date:
21 Jan 1997

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery

Cemetery Address:
7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450

Buried At:
Section 1 Site 790

Hope that helps!
- Heidi
Added by HH03 on Aug 06, 2016 1:12 PM
Cathie Plaehn
Matt Kotula
I checked with the church office after walking All Saints Cemetery and they have no record of him being buried at All Saints in Lakeville. Sorry
Added by Cathie Plaehn on Jul 08, 2016 10:54 AM
Jaap Vermeer
Fallen Heroes
Good work Andy to keep the memory alive of all these young men who never come back home.
Keep up your good work,

kind regards, Jaap Vermeer MDE
RAF & USAAF researcher
Added by Jaap Vermeer on Jun 23, 2016 11:16 AM
RE: Clifford Ernest Steep
You are very welcome, It was my pleasure, and Thank you for what you do to keep their memories Alive
Added by thomasbiggins on Feb 28, 2016 9:56 AM
Tracy Ice
Sunnyslope Cemetery
Sunnyslope has the worst property management team there and must hate Genealogy, because like the person trying to fulfill your picture request said, "Manager of cemetery states for privacy of family they refuse to allow persons to photograph the headstones even when requested on the Find A Grave site. Requires proof of family relationship be faxed to office then they will allow the family member to come and take photo. Refuses to tell me where anyone is buried specifically."

But the Corona genealogy society did a walk and had documented, photographed and made a book of results.
Here is the link to the page on that page is a link to request pictures.
Added by Tracy Ice on Oct 26, 2015 8:06 PM
Markson Family

Rosalind & Yale Markson

I am uploading photos to both of their memorials.
Added by NoreenP on Oct 09, 2015 6:15 PM
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