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Michael J. Fryman (#47343561)
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Bio Photo I was born August 21, 1947 in Newport News, Virginia-the son of a housewife turned store keeper and nurse's aide; and a 20 year U.S. Army veteran (WWII and the Korean War) turned store keeper and jack-of-all-trades. The first 9 years of my life was a series of military posts in several states with journeys to post-war occupied Japan and the wine country of east central France, some 30 miles north of Bordeaux. Even today, many of the memories are still fresh in my mind. The rest of my youth was spent in a small southeastern Illinois railroad village in corn and soybean country (with hogs and a few cattle thrown in). It was a great place for a boy to grow up and I will never forget it.
After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 4 years (1965-1969) and was flown from St. Louis, Missouri to the Recruit Training Center in San Diego, California. After 9 weeks of boot camp, I spent 17 weeks in Interior Communications Electrician's School "Class A" and 1 week in 35mm Motion Picture Operator's School at the Naval Training Center in San Diego. From there I was transferred to the U.S.S. Bushnell (AS-15), a submarine tender in Key West, Florida for 2 Years. After 3 months of mess duty, I was eventually assigned to R-5 Division as a radiological controls monitor. My last year of service was on the U.S.S. Allagash (AO-97), a fleet oiler, homeported out of Newport, Rhode Island. Six months of that year was on a Mediterranean cruise homeported out of Naples, Italy.
After being honorably discharged, I went back to Illinois to work and attend college (both being part-time) for the next 20 years. I received a B.A. in History and completed 12 hours of graduate study.
I love the history and material culture of the lower Wabash Valley of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. My interests are reading (literature, history, and evangelical Christianity), family history, and heritage gardening and farming.
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Hayden Trent
Ollie Ray Hopper

I added the grave photo of Ollie Hopper to your memorial page and deleted my memorial to him.
Added by Hayden Trent on Feb 06, 2016 9:12 AM
David Stearns
Rudolphus and Sarah Wetherell
Thanks so very much for the transfer of my gggrandparents.
Added by David Stearns on Jan 13, 2016 10:10 AM
David Fisher
Birkbeck memorials
I have transferred these memorials to you so that you can merge the memorials you have. They are all buried in Maple Hill cemetery, New Harmony, Indiana.
Added by David Fisher on Feb 23, 2015 8:18 PM
Howard Hammers
You can link Howard Hammers to Vested and Carrie Hammers at Rochester cemetery,Butler county,Kentucky
Added by Baileyhammer on Sep 02, 2014 4:05 AM
Howard Hammers memorial
Your Howard Hammers memorial isn't listed at any cemetery. He is buried at Oak Hill cemetery in Evansville,Vanderburgh county,Indiana.
Added by Baileyhammer on Sep 02, 2014 3:45 AM
Rob Srygler
RE: William W. Hill

Thank you for letting me know of the updates. I apologize for the late response, this school semester that just ended was a busy one, and kept me from doing much genealogy work.

Added by Rob Srygler on Dec 21, 2013 6:53 PM
Family Historian
RE: Lizzie Harris
Thank you for the correction. It has been fixed!
Added by Family Historian on Oct 30, 2013 8:16 PM
Janice (Teel) Crites
Lizzie Harris
I have linked her to her parents, as you requested.

I'm not sure what is happening, but within 25 minutes, I have received 27 duplicate emails, from you, through Find A Grave, requesting the same links for her.

Must be a glitch somewhere!
Added by Janice (Teel) Crites on Oct 30, 2013 7:33 PM
Janice (Teel) Crites
Woods memorials
If this is any part of your family, please don't hesitate to ask for a transfer, as it appears you have a lot of info on this family. Please use the "edit" tab when doing so.

I feel that family should be in the care of their loving family, no matter what the relationship is, unless they are my relatives, too. I am not related to this family. I just try to create as many memorials as possible, to help others locate their loved ones.

Oh, and please don't don't feel bad, as we are all human!
Added by Janice (Teel) Crites on Oct 27, 2013 2:42 PM
Janice (Teel) Crites
Thomas & William Woods
I have made the family links, per your request.

Thank you for the additional information!
Added by Janice (Teel) Crites on Oct 27, 2013 10:55 AM
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