|Jeff Hall (#47296194)|
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"Freedom is not Free"|
I am honored 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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|MK||RE: PFC Eddio V Pucello Photo and Info|
Jeff, thanks for the credit, but I was only doing this for Eddie. It's funny how you can walk past stone after stone, and suddenly one sticks with you, and bothers you until you find out who they were, and what happened to them. I'm very happy you put up the little bit we know. And I'm awestruck at all the trips you've made, and all the time you've dedicated to making sure these guys aren't forgotten. Thanks on Eddie's behalf.
Best wishes, Michele
Added by MK on Sep 18, 2014 11:13 AM
|Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey||RE: PFC Roy D Campau Photo and Info|
You are so welcome. I am honored to take photos of these veterans who served out country.
Blessings, from the daughter and niece of veterans
|Chris McMullin||RE: William P. Hawkins|
Hello Jeff and thank you for your work on this. I am constantly trying to find out more about the USS Bullhead. I have all of my grandfathers medals that were given to me by my grandmother.
He is also posted on her find-a-grave page as well.
|rbdixtour||RE: WT1 Horace Bertman Wimer Info|
My pleasure. Thanks for adding it. I do have a photo of the Cassin Young as she currently looks at the Navy Yard if you'd like it. As my note says, you can Google the ship several ways. Plenty of info no matter which way you do it.
|DebraLee||6th Marine Division, WWII|
Thank you Jeff for creating the memorial for my uncle... Lloyd E. Soderberg. You are doing a very honorable job! Thank you kindly, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Sep 13, 2014 7:04 PM
|Linda ||RE: PFC Donald Lasco Photos|
You are most welcome.
Added by Linda on Sep 11, 2014 5:00 AM
|Ken B||Harold Scannell at Holy Rood|
Hi, Jeff. I was at Holy Rood today to fulfill your photo request but I could not find Harold in the computerized records at Holy Rood. I also saw no other Scannell having died in 1945 (figuring he might be under a different name). If you're sure he's at Holy Rood please call the cemetery office and get the grave site location, let me know where it is, and I'll be happy to go back for you. -Ken
Added by Ken B on Sep 08, 2014 10:41 AM
|Bob L.||RE: Pvt Abdow Abraham Photos|
Jeff, Thanks for the nice message. You're welcome.
My father was a WWII vet and I remember how proud he was of his service. It's so sad that, over the years, our veterans' flat headstones are being slowly covered up by grass and dirt. So many of them are already lost.
Thank you for all you do, and have done, to keep our veterans' memories alive. Bob
Added by Bob L. on Sep 06, 2014 7:15 AM
|Charles Knowles||RE: Permission Request|
Thanks so much for your prompt and affirmative response!
|Charles Knowles||Permission Request|
I respectively request permission to include your photograph of grave marker for Martin Lovell Noles (National Memorial Cemetery) in my not-for-profit CD book that will be given to family, friends, and a few libraries. Thank you for your consideration.
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