Tom "Squirts" Clark

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Not much to tell, actually. I have lived in Caseyville, IL all my life. I am an Army veteran. I am currently a special education teacher serving children with severe behavior disorders in a small public day school in southern Illinois. I am active in my local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, currently serving as the Post Commander. I am also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders Group. The photos of veteran's markers in Caseyville Cemetery were compiled as a part of a personal "veteran's service project" conceived around Memorial day of 2013. For years, the VFW Post I belong to has placed small flags at the stones of our deceased Comrades. I thought an extension of this remembrance would be the photographing and indexing of every identified veteran's stone in the cemetery. I sat out with my raggedy Kodak camera and scoured the cemetery, literally uncovering some of the stones which had been covered with years of dirt. It is my belief that as long as even one person in the world remembers our fallen Comrades, then their legacy lives on within us. It is my hope that friends and family members viewing these pictures will be reminded of fond and loving memories as they view the marker of their loved one. God bless and take care out there. Tom


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