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We reside in the Blue Ridge mountains of beautiful Western North Carolina.
We settled here with our two doggies, Max and Murphy after my 30 yr career in the US Navy. My wife retired in 2013 after many different careers the last of which was 10 years as a hospice chaplain and trainer. Now she is a quilting aficionado (actually quite good), and I'm an ardent history buff which nicely compliments another passion; family research/genealogy. One of my goals for the families I research is to reunite/link their members together on Find A Grave. I'm especially passionate about linking our military heroes with their families. In many cases they are just names on a tablet, but they had lives and families, birthdays, sometimes siblings and/or wives and children and most often interesting stories about their lives. To this end I have, since May 2015, been researching the families and military history of each member of the Navy/Marine Corps air crews killed during the Battle of Midway. Then I pen their biography. All 176 of them. I completed that project, and I am researching those sailors MIA during the early Java Sea/Indian Ocean campaigns. Many of their stories are amazing. Their stories are posted on Find A Grave, Military Hall of Honor (MHOH) and Fold3.

Best regards, Gerry

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