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Walter Schley (#48434724)
 member for 2 years, 8 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo Retired CWO-5 USMC and High School USMC JROTC Senior Marine Instructor. My family name has changed many times since arriving in America around 1750. It's been spelled Schley, Sly, and Syle. I was born in Kansas City, MO but moved often but I consider my hometown to be Woodstock, GA. Growing up we lived in MO, IA, AZ, CA, TN, TX & GA. I quit High School and joined the Marine Corps in 1966. I went to boot camp at MCRD Parris Island, SC. I served 22 months (Dec '67-Sep '69) in Vietnam (DaNang & QuangTri Combat Base). I was wounded in August 1969. After I left active duty as a Sergeant I joined the Marine Corps Reserve in Atlanta, GA. I worked at Sears Catalog in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Doing that time I was selected as a Warrant Officer. At Sears I rose from a dock worker to a Catalog Buyer. Sears Catalog went away in 1987 and I went back on active duty. I served in the Gulf War (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, & Iraq). I was selected on the first Marine Corps Reserve Chief Warrant Officer-5 Board in 1992. I retired off active duty in 1998. I then taught High School Marine Corps JROTC in LA & MO. In 2003 I volunteered to come back on active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. I retired from teaching in 2011 due to PTSD not being welcomed in the school system. Since I joined the Marine Corps I have earned my GED, received my AA & BS Degree and Masters. I also graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. I have always volunteered to help the communities I lived in. The Jaycees, Lions Club, Toys for Tots, CFC, ESGR (Ombudsman) and the United Way. Today I am a volunteer for the Sullivan County, MO Emergency Management Agency and Find A Grave. I try to pay it forward for the next Generation. Semper Fidelis!
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Wake County Genealogical Society
Hi there, Your dedication to photo documenting Leavenworth National Cemetery is unequaled. No one else's gravestone photos are as beautiful and perfect as yours. Thank you for your commitment to honoring our fallen veterans and their families. WCGS
Added by Wake County Genealogical ... on Feb 19, 2017 7:51 AM
Mary Ann Loss
Hi there, You've been very busy and I for one truly appreciate all your hard work and beautiful photography. I'm wondering if you remember the name on the stone at Section 41, row 3, site 32? FindaGrave has it as Andrew Jackson, but you know differently based on the note I received. Your thoughts? Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Feb 16, 2017 6:47 PM
Marvin Edwin Erwin, Jr.
Photo for Jack Jaycox
Thank you for taking the time to take the photo for Jack Jaycox grave marker.

Added by Marvin Edwin Erwin, Jr. on Feb 07, 2017 4:54 PM
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Wilfred Droge
Thanks for the photo. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.
Added by K - B on Feb 07, 2017 4:29 PM
Dorcas Allen
Thank You
Thank You so much Mr. Schley for honoring my request for a picture of Mary Pandolfi's marker. I do appreciate your efforts so very much. Mary was a good friend of mine. Thank You Sir.......
Added by Dorcas Allen on Feb 07, 2017 11:32 AM
Amy Hope
Headstone photos
Thank you so much for the Headstone photo's for Lawrence Gibson and his wife Nancy Yowell Gibson. Great photo's....Thanks again
Added by Amy Hope on Jan 13, 2017 8:36 PM
Darling monument

Thank you for locating and photographing Alberta's monument and locating her husband as well.
Added by Marianne on Jan 13, 2017 8:47 AM
Robbie Wilson
Corbett Stanley's Headstone Picture

Thanks for the recently discovered headstone picture you posted on my cousin Corbett Stanley's memorial. It was appreciated.

Robbie Wilson
Added by Robbie Wilson on Jan 12, 2017 4:29 AM
Dave Davidson
Charles Puckett
Thank you for letting me know that Charles Puckett's grave was unmarked and taking the time to confirm it with the cemetery staff. This was about six weeks ago, but the notification got buried in my inbox, so my "thank you" is a bit tardy. Merry Christmas to you and thank you so very, very much for your service and your sacrifice to our country.

Added by Dave Davidson on Dec 21, 2016 3:04 AM
Mary Ann Loss
Many thanks
Thanks, Walter, for taking so many excellent photographs at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Happy Holidays to you and yours, MA
Added by Mary Ann Loss on Dec 15, 2016 9:17 AM
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