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Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Most Ft. Snelling interments of servicemen and their families I have added I didn't know personally. I add head stone photos and a token/note when possible. I do this to honor the men and their families. I want to give their pages something more than just a name and a date.
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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

I'm from Minneapolis, MN and have lived in this area all my life. I'm a proud veteran and spent 3 years in the army and I served two tours of duty in Viet Nam, (late 1969-1972.) I was wounded twice. I was assigned to The First Cavalry Division and was in the infantry and then a combat engineer & operated a bulldozer & later I was assigned to aviation and was a crew chief/door gunner on a UH-1 Huey helicopter. I'm a recipient of the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, two Air Medals, two Commendation Medals, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Wings, & a Marksman Rifle Medal.
I'm a former local truck driver of 35 years and a former part time fire photographer for seven years. I was forced to retire in 2004 due to back problems. Now I spend time listing interments. I fill photo requests for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. If you see ANY FT. Snelling memorials with a mistake or missing plots & sections or need a spouse/parents links added please let me know and I will get it corrected or updated.
I do appreciate you visiting Aaron's memorial and for all of your kind words. Thank you so much. It has helped a lot with the passing of my beloved Aaron. Aaron was a blessing and I miss him so much.
If you see anything that I have submitted that needs correction, please let me know. I will be happy to correct it.
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Thank you
Appreciate another great picture
Added by WJH on Feb 25, 2015 9:40 PM
Melissa Klassen Dalley
photo for Arthur L. Thompson
Steve ~
Thank you for your dedication to this project and for sharing your wonderful photography. Would you please allow me to use the photo for Arthur L. Thompson in my tree?
Added by Melissa Klassen Dalley on Feb 13, 2015 5:38 PM
The CCs -
Hi Steve - thanks so much for getting out there and handling all these colubarium shots. The time, and the effort, spent by you and your fellow volunteers at Ft Snelling is very much appreciated.

I see some of the niche photos list the living spouse, and leave room for an additional, personalized engraving, that will be added at some future date. I've not been doing a transcription on those as, inevitably, some day in years to come, you'll be re-photographing them and the inscription will be different than it reads today. Just want to let you know I'm not ignoring, or missing, those uploads - I do see all the work you've been doing. Thank you.
Added by sandlotball on Feb 11, 2015 7:14 AM
Thank you
Thank you for tombstone photos that are readable..
Added by WJH on Feb 09, 2015 1:00 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the headstone photos for Ezra Virgil and Vera Charlotte (Peart) Curtis. I really appreciate all your wonderful photos.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Feb 07, 2015 9:20 AM
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Jimmie Don Landon
such an excellent photo. thanks so very much!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Feb 05, 2015 3:07 PM
Arlene Adams Photo
Hi Steve,
Ft. Snelling:
It's a pleasure to be working with you. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your help and all you do to help others as well. The photo is great, thank you.
Got your other message, you're welcome. :)

Added by Rebeltem on Jan 30, 2015 6:20 PM
Ft. Snelling
Hello Steve,
Wanted to thank you for the photos of John Adams and Michael Alicante markers at Ft. Snelling. They are great and much appreciated.
About a month ago, during my travels on Find A Grave, I came across your bio. I visited the other memorial for Aaron and Scrappy, and as I was brought to tears, I thought how fortunate for Aaron that he was given to your loving care during his short journey here on earth. What a wonderful father you are :) !! !! Thank you for that memorial too, it touched my heart.

Added by Rebeltem on Jan 28, 2015 4:35 PM
Henry Borglum
Thank you once again for an awesome photo. It is very much appreciated. My grandfather and his 2 brothers all served the military during WWII, unfortunately my grandpa's brother was KIA. There father my great grandfather served in WWI, and I recently learned I had a great great grandfather who served the Union during the Civil War. My brother served the Army for 17 years before retiring, he served in Iraq and Kuwait. Plus numerous other relatives that have served in the military. I think what you are doing in Fort Snelling is awesome, and thank you for your service to this great country.

Added by Scooters34 on Jan 28, 2015 4:30 PM
Shirley Monts
Joseph Fugle
First I want to thank you for your loyal and courageous service for our country- may God richly bless you for protecting our freedom! Thank you also for the great photo of the headstone of Joseph and Genevieve Fugle; I appreciate your time and trouble. May I have your permission to use the photo on my ancestry tree (with proper credit given)? Just let me know~
Shirley :-)
Added by Shirley Monts on Jan 24, 2015 10:36 AM
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