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Karl Stelly (#47103588)
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Hello, my name is Karl Stelly. I'm 62 years old, and I'm originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. I've lived in Baytown, Texas, Tulare, California, Great Falls, Montana, Killeen, Texas, Manassas, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky. I moved to Gettysburg with my wife about 10 years ago. I enjoy roaming the battlefield and photography, and studying the history of Gettysburg and the Civil War. I have quite a few photographs of Gettysburg and other Civil War battlefields and other historic sites posted on Google Earth. I use the name "Seven Stars" on Panoramio and Google Earth. If you see photos there by "Seven Stars," that's me!

Feel free to use any of the headstone or grave photographs I have taken for your genealogy work, projects, etc. There is no need to ask permission first. I have no problem with people using my photos on other websites. Just give me credit for taking the photos, is all I ask.

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I have recently created Virtual Cemeteries for each individual State Plot in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This enables people to have very handy listings of all the known burials within each State Plot at Gettysburg. I have also included a Virtual Cemetery for the United States Regulars buried in the National Cemetery (at least all the KNOWN ones). Enjoy!
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Cindy Akers
RE: Donald Fox at Gettysburg
They're BOTH on his headstone? The only record I can find is the one for the Army, and that's the one that's on his app to be buried in the military cemetery. I can't find any other records on him. I put in a photo request, hopefully I'll get one soon. Thanks for the transfer, by the way.
Now I'm starting to believe somewhere down the line, somebody has combined two men with slightly different names. I found more complete records for another Don, and his name is Donald Jay, and he is from Ohio, with exactly the same DOB, but he died 2007 in Ohio. So I think somebody just saw the same birth dates and went crazy. In the meantime, if you find out anything, let me know, please!
Added by Cindy Akers on Sep 29, 2016 4:16 PM
Dan Oh
RE: Herbert Kennedy
thank you.
Added by Dan Oh on Sep 17, 2016 9:43 AM
Dan Oh
Herbert Kennedy

Can I have your permission to use the tombstone image for our web page honoring our Chester County KIA's?

We are working on his story, and would like to include the stone.

Much thanks
Added by Dan Oh on Sep 16, 2016 1:19 PM
RE: Alvin Knight Kestner
Thank you so much!
Added by Heidi on Sep 14, 2016 11:59 AM
Alvin Knight Kestner
He is my father.
I'd like to manage his site!
Would that be OK with you?

Heidi Kestner Kuchta
Added by Heidi on Sep 13, 2016 4:05 PM
David Olsen
Calvin Rice
Thank you for creating a page for Calvin. He was one of 400 men from my unit in Vietnam that became a casualty there. My memorial for him is at the following link:
Added by David Olsen on Jul 26, 2016 5:45 AM
Irvine Rudolph Offutt 55310850
Thank you so much for the great headstone picture you posted to his memorial. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by E O FRMN & T SELBY on Jun 04, 2016 11:35 AM
Lori Linnell
Ai Maddox
Thank you so much for the transfer of this memorial. I descend from his older brother, Matthew who fought with him in the battle of Gettysburg. Matthew was shot in the leg the first day of battle and Ai was killed the next day. Matthew spend the rest of the war at Fort Dennison and his disability kept him from providing above the minimum for his family. When he died he left minor children and was buried in a small cemetery in Kansas. Just this past week we were able to obtain a stone for him from the VA and have it placed. Thanks again for your work. I may not have been able to find him without your help.
Added by Lori Linnell on Mar 26, 2016 8:25 PM
Joan of VA
Claude McCombie

Sorry, didn't mean to rename you. :)
I have made a correction, on Claude's memorial page.
Thanks again for your help.

Added by Joan of VA on Feb 23, 2016 3:16 PM
Patti Johnson
RE: LTJG William Rose - Gettysburg Nat'l Cem
Served with VF-3/VF-6; Felix The Cat Fighter Squadron; Pacific Theater.Service Number: 129877

7/12/1943 F6F-3 08856 VF-3
The info I found doesn't list the
Pilot, or the Cause of the loss.
But this was Lt. J.G. Rose's plane,
an F6F-3; serial number or bureau
number 08856; from the air craft
carrier, USS Saratoga; not sure
what the down NOUMEA means, other than
the location of loss, the SOPAC is
South Pacific.

God Bless. Patti
Added by Patti Johnson on Feb 13, 2016 6:39 PM
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