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Jeff Hall (#47296194)
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Bio Photo "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."

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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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WalT
Ansel Wanzitz
Jeff
Is it possible to get a picture of the granite marker?
Added by WalT on Oct 01, 2014 6:18 AM
Renee
PFC Angelo M Fiori
Looks like I took a photo of Angelo L. Fiori 1912-1974 in Sec 59 Lot 46 Sp 6. So I deleted it. I believe your Angelo M Fiori is in Sec 49 Lot 293 Sp 6. Can you edit the grave location & re-submit your photo request? I will be happy to get the photo for you soon. www.mtelliott.com data base shows date of internment 9/3/1948.
Renee
Added by Renee on Sep 30, 2014 6:42 PM
ShaneO
Thomas A Quirk
Please move the Thomas A Quirk photo to the original 98364646...and I will change it.
Added by ShaneO on Sep 28, 2014 10:41 AM
John Smolarek
FYI
You recently uploaded an image to a memorial for George Pisar, a WWII D-Day casualty. Thank you for that.

When you uploaded the image, you did so with the tombstone icon. You have a choice of the tombstone, the photo, and the other icon. If there were a photo request of the tombstone, when you select the tombstone icon, which is the default icon, if there were a photo request, that request would have been registered as filled, and taken off the list.

I think that the icon you choose also have something to do with the order that the images/photos are seen in the memorial.

Choosing the correct icon does have consequences to a memorial. Going forward, choose the tombstone icon when you are uploading a photo of the cemetery grave, the photo icon, for pictures of the deceased or family, and the other icon for images of death certificates, funeral cards, military service cards, burial info, draft cards and anything else that may be considered as "Other".

Thanks and thank you again for the dates of birth and death.
Added by John Smolarek on Sep 27, 2014 12:27 PM
LeRoy & Marie
Memorial 134457355
I was going through some old pictures of Calvary Cemetery in San Angelo, TX and found a picture of Pete's marker, one of the memorials you attached a copy of a military marker application. You can take this marker picture off of your to do list. If there are any more in San Angelo, please let me know.
Added by LeRoy & Marie on Sep 25, 2014 9:18 AM
Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey
John McConnell Zang
Hello there! I've added some pictures and a 'grave marker' of sorts from Johns cemetery to his profile plus several edits. :) Sorry to create more work for you but all the edits are from credible sources (we're cousins as well). Just thinking out loud...but I wonder why John never had a Military issue headstone? Seems as if a BIRLS file is nonexistant despite his KIA status.

Thx, Sherry
Added by Sherry (Bowers) Vandehey on Sep 22, 2014 4:09 PM
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
Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Sep 17, 2014 5:42 AM
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.

Chris
Added by Chris McMullin on Sep 16, 2014 7:10 PM
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.

richard

Added by rbdixtour on Sep 14, 2014 6:39 PM
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