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Des Philippet (#46914181)
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Bio Photo Living in the southern part of the Netherlands. Hobby's: World War II and US Military Cemeteries all over the world. I am also a photo volunteer. If anyone would like a picture from the American Cemetery in Margraten and Henri-Chapelle please contact me.***Please don't take my photos and claim them as your own work***

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Joseph B. Gagnon grave photo
J'espere que vous parlez Anglais parce que je ne le parle que le Français un peu. S’il vous plaît pardonnez mes erreurs.

À un certain moment, vous avez visité le cimetière américain de Henri-Chapelle à Liège, en Belgique. Vous avez pris une photo de la pierre tombale de l’homme ci-dessus. Il était un cousin de mon père. Il meurt au combat pendant la seconde guerre mondiale et fut enterré en Belgique. À ma connaissance, je suis le premier membre de la famille de voir réellement ce que ressemblent sa pierre tombale et la beauté de son lieu de repos. Au nom de notre famille, je vous remercie.


At some point, you visited Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Liege, Belgium. You took a photo of the grave marker of the man above. He was my father's first cousin. He died in the fighting during World War II and was buried in Belgium. To my knowledge, I am the first family member to actually see his grave marker and the beauty of his resting place. On behalf of our family, I thank you.

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Added by CarmasKid on May 24, 2016 5:33 PM
Jan Bockma - Loenen Military Cemetery
Hello Des

Thank you for taking the photograph of Jan Bockma's headstone in Loenen Military Cemetery and uploading it to his memorial. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated.

best regards
Added by Forscher on May 13, 2016 6:40 AM
RE: Permission Photo Request
Thank you!
Added by Anna on Mar 07, 2016 7:44 AM
Permission Photo Request
Dear Des,
I am presently working on a project honoring the soldiers from my hometown who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May I have your permission to use the image from SSGT George J. Ferenchak’s, 2nd Lt. Robert S. Smith’s, and PFC Lloyd E. Zimmeran’s memorials in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with credit being given to you? Thank you for your consideration and thank you for what you do. Anna (#47378913)
Added by Anna on Mar 06, 2016 10:25 AM
Lynda Puakea
Richard James Dabinett

I just found the lovely photo you took of Richardʻs grave stone... he was my 2nd cousin 2X removed. May I use the photo on my private family tree? I always give credit to the find a grave members who graciously allow me to record the final resting places of my family... thank you so much...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Jan 05, 2016 7:14 PM
Clarence Hall
Thanks for the photo of Guy Corns marker.
Clarence Hall, Stuart VA
Added by Clarence Hall on Dec 09, 2015 5:45 PM
Andy Baker
Hotton War Cemetery
Thank you for the pictures from the above cemetery, they are much appreciated
Added by Andy Baker on Oct 17, 2015 5:49 AM
Sharon Waring
Glenn O. Phalen
Hello Des,

Thank You from the bottom of my heart for adding a picture of my Uncle Glenns grave. It really means a lot to the family. I have recently read letters that my uncle had written while in WW2. They really touched me. A family from the Netherlands had written my grandparents when my uncle was killed and said how they admired him. My sister and myself are now on a quest in hopes of reconnecting with that family and planning a quest over the Atlantic to the Netherlands from California. Even if we don't get to reconnect with that family, we still plan to come just to visit my uncles grave. Thanks again.
Added by Sharon Waring on Oct 12, 2015 9:47 AM
Linsey McNaught
Alexander Brown McNaught
Des, thank you so much for adding the photograph of my Uncle Sandy's grave. His brother Frank first visited his grave when it just had a wooden cross. Frank is now 91 and had not seen this new grave stone in a number of years. I have posted some photos from Frank to the record. Thank you again. Linsey x
Added by Linsey McNaught on Oct 03, 2015 1:22 PM
Janice Zoradi
Stephen Michael Zoradi
Thank you for photographing the grave marker for my uncle and namesake, Stephen Zoradi. He is interred at Margraten, and I have traveled there to pay my respects. I appreciate you honoring the US soldiers who lost their lives by posting the photographs.
-Steve Zoradi
Added by Janice Zoradi on Sep 06, 2015 1:19 PM
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