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Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)
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Bio Photo Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.
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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. I fill photo requests for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.
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Lleeah
RE: Meyer photos
You're welcome, Steve and thanks for the kind words. Was that ever a tough one! It was in shade from the tree during the times it would have had perfect light and the background was the funeral procession lineup. I decided to see if I couldn't reflect light from behind later on in the day. This one I wish was done in the winter!
Added by Lleeah on May 21, 2015 7:44 PM
Erin
Carl & Marie Dowis
Thank you Steve again for your prompt response to my request and superb quality of photos. I really appreciate you taking the time from your day to show me where my ancestors are buried. thanks again! Erin
Added by Erin on May 20, 2015 8:59 PM
Sharyn Herian
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Steve, of course your service to your country is exemplary and so is your service to those family members who have loved ones at Fort Snelling. The words,"Fort Snelling" always brings me to tears. First for my father, and secondly for my mother who was buried there next to him last April 21st 2015.

Your photo complete with the rainbow is especially moving and I like to think that I am looking at an old fire truck which has special meaning for me.

I appreciate all that you do for our veterans, our country and our National Cemetery and the families who are memorialized there. Words are all I have to express my gratitude.
Sharyn Carpenter Herian
Added by Sharyn Herian on May 12, 2015 2:24 PM
Shirley Monts
Evelyn Hunter
Thanks for the nice clear photo of her headstone! :-)
Added by Shirley Monts on May 02, 2015 9:39 AM
Aunt Rita
Photo on my Bro. page
Dear Mr. Edquist,
First of all I would like to thank you for your military service. Secondly, as I was searching for my brothers gravesite online, I came across find a grave and was so delighted to see the picture that was posted on his page. It is so beautiful and gives me so much joy to be able to see his gravesite from so far away. I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and rarely get back to Minnesota. When I am feeling sad that beautiful picture with the rainbow will help me feel better and closer to where he is. You have touched and helped hurting hearts. Thank you so much,
Maria Lemke
Added by Aunt Rita on Apr 04, 2015 6:43 PM
maryd
Thank you
Steve, thank you for adding the great photos. You do such nice work. Have a good week.
Added by maryd on Mar 24, 2015 7:59 AM
NoreenP
Ft. Snelling
Thank you so much for all of the pictures that you've taken and posted. They all came out great, and I really appreciate it.
Sincerely,
Noreen
Added by NoreenP on Mar 10, 2015 10:16 AM
Rebeltem
Ft. Snelling
Hello Steve,
Wanted to thank you for the photos of John Adams and Michael Alicante markers at Ft. Snelling. They are great and much appreciated.
About a month ago, during my travels on Find A Grave, I came across your bio. I visited the other memorial for Aaron and Scrappy, and as I was brought to tears, I thought how fortunate for Aaron that he was given to your loving care during his short journey here on earth. What a wonderful father you are :) !! !! Thank you for that memorial too, it touched my heart.

rebeltem
Added by Rebeltem on Jan 28, 2015 4:35 PM
Shirley Monts
Joseph Fugle
First I want to thank you for your loyal and courageous service for our country- may God richly bless you for protecting our freedom! Thank you also for the great photo of the headstone of Joseph and Genevieve Fugle; I appreciate your time and trouble. May I have your permission to use the photo on my ancestry tree (with proper credit given)? Just let me know~
Shirley :-)
Added by Shirley Monts on Jan 24, 2015 10:36 AM
Dale Safford
cemetery photo
Your photo of Fort Snelling National Cemetery is absolutely awesome! You caught it at just exactly the right moment to enhance the beauty of the headstones all in an orderly row with God's rainbow above, like He is watching over all. Thank you for the magical moment you are sharing with all. :-)
Added by Dale Safford on Nov 06, 2014 9:15 AM
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