|Jeff Hall (#47296194)|
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"Freedom is not Free"|
Ii is an honor to create memorials for our WW2, Korea, and Vietnam war dead.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz:
"They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side...To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live."
I have recently completed a five year project traveling to Hawaii annually from the mainland to photograph headstones for all of our WW2 dead at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) in Honolulu. I have added over 10,000 photos to memorials at the cemetery. Prior to 2008, few of the memorials had headstone photos added and I made it a commitment to travel their annually to finish this project which I completed in 2013.
Interred at the cemetery are men and women from all branches of the service, US Marine Corp, US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, and US Merchant Marines. US Marines from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th divisions are interred there, along with soldiers of the US Army's 6th, 7th, 11th Airborne, 23rd (Americal), 24th, 25th, 27th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 37th, 40th, 43rd, 77th and 96th infantry divisions.
They came from all of the Pacific war's most significant battles, beginning with several hundred internees who were lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. There are over a 1000 burials of men from the US Marine 3rd 4th, and 5th Divisions who died at Iwo Jima, which comprises the single largest group from one conflict.
The first burials at the cemetery were held on January 4, 1949, more than three years after the war in the Pacific had ended.
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|Beverly Witmer||RE: Pvt Norman Frederick Hillier Photo|
You are welcome.
|Anonymous||RE: Alfred Farley|
Hi again, Jeff. I'm going to try to visit Oahu in 2015. Since you've been so often, would Spring or early Fall be good times to go? Also, can you see the ocean from the gravesites? Thank you again for your dedication to this task. I wish his family could have seen the pictures. They are all gone. Since he was only 18, he didn't have a chance to have a family of his own.
Thank you so much for the photos of Alfred Farley's grave. He was serving on the USS California at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. His brother Ed was a dear friend of mine. He showed me the telegrams received by his parents regarding notification of the death of his brother on December 7, 1941. Ed told me that no one in the family had visited his brother's gravesite. I haven't had a chance to visit Hawaii yet but I'm so grateful for these photos. Ed passed away in 2005. He served in WWII as well. Thank you again for honoring those who served and died so long ago. We won't forget them or their sacrifice.
|Gayle ||re: Frank Denter|
Thank you for all the work you do for our service men and women. You've taught me a lot about honoring our heroes. Thank you! Gayle
Added by Gayle on Dec 11, 2014 10:16 PM
|Grandmaeceb||RE: Corp Milton Woodrow Kubicek Photo|
You are very welcome! :)
|D. Gould Hall||Carl Edward Webb|
Thank you so much for posting his memorial, and the photo of him and his headstone. I will share this with his cousin.
|wings214||RE: Teddy O'Brien Guess Sponsorship|
You are very welcome. For me, sponsoring the memorials is a small way to honor and thank them.
Added by wings214 on Dec 06, 2014 1:27 AM
|Jason O'Driscoll||Robert L Montgomery 59721924|
I changed the death date but I found a second memorial for Robert in Idaho #87348653 with a 1945 death date. I linked mine to the Idaho memorial.
Thought I would let you know.
|Ann Cavanaugh||Thank You|
Our family was delighted to discover our beloved Uncle Joe on this website. We were so touched to see him appear on this page. It brought such wonderful memories of a special man who died serving our country. Your work on this project is invaluable for families like ours.
With our sincere appreciations,
The Family of Joseph Telesz
|Jim Bramble||James Vickers Mitchell|
Would you be kind enough to transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 117487921 to my care so that I might merge the information and connections from my memorial Find A Grave Memorial# 56125935 to the remaining family -
Thanks, Jim Bramble
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