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Don Benson (#47428233)
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Bio Photo I am a 25 year veteran of the US Military. My family came over on the Mayflower and has served this country since the first Militia was formed in Massachusetts in 1636. My 10th Great Grandfather, Jonathan Brewster was the Procurement Officer and my Uncle Love Brewster was a Private. My family fought in the Revolution, the war of 1812, the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and I served through Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Family names I'm looking for:

Benson Lear
Anderson Carr/Kerr
Sigerpalm Snyder
Cutler Brown
Whiting Schooley
Sherman Burdick
Wright Davis

If you find an unmarked veteran grave, please forward all information you have so I can possibly have a headstone placed through the VA. I am the Camp Commander and Graves Registration Officer for the Col Edward D Baker Camp, Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, part of a National organization, one of our goals is to have all veterans graves marked!

God bless the USA and the Men and Women that have and continue to defend her!
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Linda Jenkins Werts
Alexander Capps in Lone Fir
I've added his name and location to the Memorial Day Flag list. The headstone had sunk several inches beneath the grass. It's not a veteran's stone, so it may have been a few years since it had a flag
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Apr 10, 2017 5:12 PM
RE: 154375017 Jason W Cassady
Hello, No he is not a relative. I photograph at Forest Lawn because it is local to me. I have no relatives there. But very interesting to hear of your connection and it gives me greater appreciation for everyone who is there. Thank you!
Added by Jaqi on Feb 23, 2017 6:19 AM
deanna french
RE: Pvt. William Colby # 100336455 Civil War Veteran
Thank you very much Don. You are much appreciated!
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Nov 15, 2016 9:24 AM
deanna french
Pvt. William Colby # 100336455 Civil War Veteran
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial for Pvt. William Colby, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? ( You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Do you have the name Ezekiel Brewster in your line? He was one of the original proprietors of land in the town of "Old Sterling' Vermont.I believe he received the land for Rev.War service. He was one of the only proprietors to actually settle there. The Brewster River still flows in his memory,and the name is well recognized.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Nov 13, 2016 8:20 PM
Doyle McIntosh
Lt Alonzo Cady
Great job done on his tombstone, look forward to seeing a picture of completed work! What did you use to clean tombstone?
Added by Doyle McIntosh on Jul 20, 2016 9:31 AM
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Keep up the excellent work, Brother Benson! In FC&L, James L Dimond, Historian, Department of Columbia
Added by akamastsu on Jun 23, 2016 2:37 PM
Virginia (Treacy) Burke
RE: Aaron Olds

Absolutely! I appreciate the transfer of the Olds family memorials. Would you please include Alexander Reid (# 101855436) and wife Caroline Olds Reid (# 101855503)?

This means so much to me. Let me know if I can assist with anything in the San Antonio area or in this region of Texas.

Added by Virginia (Treacy) Burke on Jun 09, 2016 8:16 PM
Virginia (Treacy) Burke
# 86123484
Don, I'm requesting the transfer of memorial # 86123484 for Aaron K. Olds. He's my direct ancestor. Please see my earlier message (Laura Olds Reid). Thank you.

Kind Regards, Virginia Burke
Added by Virginia (Treacy) Burke on Jun 07, 2016 10:32 PM
Barbara Cady
RE: Lt Cady
Don, Thank you so much. I'm really amazed that so much of the marker was covered up but it was under some huge trees with many leaves over the years. My son wanted some day to fix it but I'm sure he didn't expect it to be so tall. I'll have to send him the picture. Thank you and your team for all you do. Barbara
Added by Barbara Cady on Mar 27, 2016 10:59 AM
Linda Jenkins Werts
William Henry Tuttle

Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Mar 27, 2016 10:31 AM
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