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Jeff Hall (#47296194)
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Bio Photo "Freedom is not Free"

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."

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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, 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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Wilma Royer Massengale
RE: Raymond E. Sims 117586211
Thanks Jeff.
Added by Wilma Royer Massengale on Aug 27, 2014 6:48 AM
Wilma Royer Massengale
Raymond E. Sims 117586211
Hi Jeff
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
wilmamassengale@yahoo.com
Added by Wilma Royer Massengale on Aug 26, 2014 10:55 AM
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.
Added by John Michniak on Aug 19, 2014 2:54 PM
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.
Again Thanks!!!

Pat Tyrie
Lafayette, In
Added by P. Tyrie on Aug 16, 2014 6:57 PM
FutureAncestor
Thank You
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!!!
Added by FutureAncestor on Aug 15, 2014 6:15 AM
sherri schaefer bagby
Bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for Bagby family memorials !

sherri
Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Aug 11, 2014 10:55 PM
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.
Maria
Added by Maria on Aug 03, 2014 3:56 PM
B J
Glenn Fossen
Created by: Jeff Hall
Record added: Aug 02, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 133689591

Jeff,

Posted a marker photo for Glenn at Evergreen. I thought my project was big, yours makes mine look tiny. I have photo documented 95% of Evergreen. They do have a Veterans section that has over 500 Veterans from different periods. Many other are in different sections also. Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
Added by B J on Aug 02, 2014 11:27 AM
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