|Jeff Hall (#47296194)|
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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."
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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|Rfordkc||Source of Information|
The find-a-grave site for Jerry W. White, USMC, has what appears to be a summary of his service record, at least in part. I am researching this wife's-side family relative's short military service (enlisted out of high school in 1944, trained, and died in his first battle, and the war's last, on Okinawa). Any leads on the source of the service record information would be appreciated. The information provided on this site was very helpful and the most detailed I've located to date. Thank you so much.
Added by Rfordkc on Aug 29, 2014 8:26 AM
|Wilma Royer Massengale||RE: Raymond E. Sims 117586211|
|Wilma Royer Massengale||Raymond E. Sims 117586211|
I've been looking for where my uncle died and was buried. He was Raymond Elmer Sims born 10 Feb 1894 in Bartholomew County, Indiana. Could this possibly be him. Please advise. Wilma Massengale
|John Michniak||Additional Photo|
Hello, First off, I felt very privileged to be standing there with Remi. It was a pleasure to fulfill your request. God love him for his sacrifice.
I also took a photo of a Headstone next to him for a Celina V. Balduck, CPL U.S.M.C. dob 1919, dod 2006. Please advise if you would like this photo uploaded.
|JJM||RE: Jewell E Gass, Jr Photo|
You are welcome.
Added by JJM on Aug 17, 2014 11:25 PM
|P. Tyrie||Thank You|
Your Virtual Cemeteries are awesome and all your work is greatly appreciated.
Added by P. Tyrie on Aug 16, 2014 6:57 PM
THANK YOU for what you do to honor those have served our country and thank you for the recent update to my relative's memorial (William Fleming) who was killed in action. Have a great weekend!!!
|sherri schaefer bagby||Bagby|
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Bagby family memorials !
|MFC||RE: PFC William E Kail Photos|
You are most welcome. I found the citation you posted to on Pvt Kail's memorial so interesting. There is no indication at his grave that he was awarded the Navy Cross. Such a high honor...I wonder how many were awarded for the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Added by MFC on Aug 09, 2014 9:23 PM
|Maria||RE: Pvt Vernon R T Kloth Sponsorship|
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the transfer, I promise I will treat with great care and respect. Thank you for all the work in putting it together (and with all of the many you've done and are doing).
I did the photo request for Dee, to go with the obituary she sent over--I decided to sponsor because of his great sacrifice; also, because we share the same birthday, went to the same high school, and I wanted to make sure more pictures could be added, if the need arose.
I appreciate your gesture very much--hope I can find some more pictures to go with your fabulous memorials! Take care and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Added by Maria on Aug 03, 2014 3:56 PM
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