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Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (#46550986)
 member for 12 years, 9 months, 23 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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Thanks for the photo!
Thanks so much for the lovely photo of Harold Burns headstone and the touching tribute! It's much appreciated.

Added by ElizabethA on Jun 29, 2015 8:18 AM
Gordon Edwin Skillings
Apparently, a problem was reported. This is the obit for Gordon Skillings, it states that he will be interment at Ft Snelling at a future date. So I'm sure that his headstone is forthcoming.

Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - May 24, 2015

Deceased Name: Skillings, Gordon E., Of Ham Lake

Skillings, Gordon E., Of Ham Lake, formerly of SE Minneapolis, died on Thursday, 5/21 at home. Gordon proudly served in WWII in the US Army. Preceded in death by parents, Bert & Edith; son, Tom; daughter, Connie; grandchildren, Brian, Missy; 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Survived by childhood sweetheart and wife of 72 years, Mary; children, Sheila May, Timothy (Barbara), Gordon (Tammy), Toni (Todd) Johnson; sisters, Marion, Janet; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchil-dren, and 10 great-great-grandchil-dren. Visitation Thurs., 5/28, 4-8 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial Fri., 5/29, 11 AM at The Church of St. Paul, 1740 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE, Ham Lake, with visitation 1 hr. prior. Private interment at Ft Snelling at a future date. GEARHART 763-755-6300

Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
Date: May 24, 2015
Edition: METRO
Page: 08B
Record Number: MERLIN_34932067
Copyright (c) 2015 Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities
Added by Rootseeker on Jun 26, 2015 10:21 PM
Sandra Steindl Rodriguez
James & Esther Wolf
You work quickly! I just asked for the pic about 12 hours ago. Thank you for what you do. I think it's awesome how many memorials you've added AND you take pictures. I've noticed how quickly findagrave has grown, and it's all thanks to people like you.

God Bless,
Added by Sandra Steindl Rodriguez on Jun 25, 2015 1:08 PM

Thank you SO much for the BEAUTIFUL HIGH QUALITY picture of my ancestors grave. Your taking the time to help means a lot!
Added by JGBC on Jun 25, 2015 11:55 AM
Blessings ***
Added by Blessings *** on Jun 23, 2015 6:47 PM
d lester
Terrence Guzzi, others
Thanks so much for your nice photo
of Terrence Guzzi's headstone at Fort Snelling.
That Rainbow photo is also the best!
Added by d lester on Jun 23, 2015 4:57 PM
Al Holter
You're amazing. Thank you. I can't say enough good about you, Thank You, Thank You.
If you ever run for office you have my vote!
Al Holter
Added by Al Holter on Jun 15, 2015 10:19 AM
Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for the wonderful photo you took of Robert's grave marker. And thank you for the beautiful eagle photo you added. It makes for an awesome memorial.

Added by EFRay on Jun 08, 2015 4:02 PM
Evie (Greer) Schipper
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the wonderful photo you posted on Frieda M. Metzger Lord's memorial, and the beautiful Eagle photo on her husband Wallace Alexander Lord's memorial. You are so very thoughtful, I really appreciate all you do for all of us here on Find A Grave.
Added by Evie (Greer) Schipper on Jun 08, 2015 9:43 AM
daniel buck
Great pic, love your work thank you so much it means so much,
Added by daniel buck on Jun 02, 2015 8:45 PM
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