|Jeff Hall (#47296194)|
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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, 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.
"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." Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
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|Rick Weaver||RE: Pvt William J Silva Photos|
You're welcome Jeff! I'm so very happy to be able to help you and Russ in your mutual project.
|ShaneO||Check this one out!|
Added by ShaneO on Apr 07, 2014 9:02 PM
|ShaneO||Lots of originals to move photos too....|
Transfer me some of them as I'll get them back to you!
Added by ShaneO on Apr 03, 2014 8:20 PM
|Peachy Pringle||PFC Archie L Ve(a)rnado|
I recently received your request for a photo of PFC Vernado's marker. I also noticed that the request was withdrawn, probably because you found the correct spelling. Anyway, I had to go to Arcola-Roseland today, so I added some photos to PFC Varnado's memorial page. Someone had been doing some cleaning, so his stone was very white and the area was tidy.
BTW, at the time of his death his wife was Ruby E. Varnado of Plaquemine, Louisiana.
|gazelle||RE: PFC Robert M Simpkins Photo|
It's my pleasure, Jeff. Unfortunately, I didn't see the note you put on the request until after I'd already gotten back home, so I didn't take a general vicinity photo - that's why I put in the exact location for his plot, so that someone will know exactly where to find him.
Hope that help, and you are most welcome!
Added by gazelle on Mar 27, 2014 7:24 PM
|Fred||Joseph L. Brenner|
To your attention.
Picture added for:
Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Added by Fred on Mar 27, 2014 1:32 AM
|Bob Mebane||FAG pages for Citadel graduates buried in Europe|
Jeff: would like to request management transfer for those names listed below, my membership number is 47303096. Roger Long and I would like to centralize management of pages for those on the Citadel Memorial Europe website. Thanks, Bob Mebane MAJ USAR ret.
Lt Robert M Brice
Cpt Joseph D Brown
Sgt Edward D Cherry
Pvt Walter S Covington
C0x Eugene R Cowan
Lt Peter F Cureton
Lt William H Ellis
Lt Ralph H Hardee
Cpt Ralph E Kibler
Lt Francis Lael
Lt Richard Mann
Lt Edward Newman
Lt Richard Padgett
Cpt Robert Poland
Lt William Royall
Cpt John Serros
PFC Wilson Wendt
|Tom Glowacki||RE: Sgt Millard Strohn Photos|
Glad to help
|Kari Olson||Sgt Delbert Moses Braund|
Hi Jeff, I want to thank you for posting this memorial. I just added a photo. it is memorial 81523358.
|Leona Henderson||RE: William Shields|
I thought this might have been the case based on his date of death on the marker, the time period when the cemetery opened and the actual record kept by the cemetery office.
Did I misunderstand? Did you serve in the armed forces yourself? If so, thank you for your personal sacrifice and service. AND, thank you for your service in making trips to record the lives of these fallen service members.
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