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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."

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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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David A Swiger
Rose K. Ostrovic Feher
Would you please add the headstone photo you have for Find A Grave Memorial# 3774414 (Joseph Steven Feher) to his wife's memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 137946537, Rose K. Ostrovic Feher) which I just added.

Thank you.
Added by David A Swiger on Oct 29, 2014 9:24 AM
AldenKin12
RE: Liberatores Mansfield MA
You are most welcome...our pleasure.
Lori
Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 27, 2014 10:02 AM
Slick
RE: PFC Kermit K Foster Photos
It was my honor and thank you for the kind words.
Slick
Added by Slick on Oct 26, 2014 11:03 PM
Elsie Harmon
RE: Memorial# 56127410 Corp Edwin Comstock Jr
Thank you. I knew Herbert for 21 years and it brings back so many wonderful memories for me.
Herb was very proud of his older brother. As I was thinking about him, I remember that he told me he went to visit Pearl Harbor one time. When I found that FindaGrave I thought I would add to the record since there is probably no one else to do it. So sad. May he rest in peace. I hope all our servicemen can be honored. They gave their lives so we can be safe.
Thank you again.
Elsie
Added by Elsie Harmon on Oct 26, 2014 8:51 PM
AldenKin12
RE: Liberatores Mansfield MA
Thanks. I'll upload Devine's photos. I assume the 2 Liberatores were brothers? If you know.

Lori
Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 26, 2014 1:05 PM
Elsie Harmon
Memorial# 56127410 Corp Edwin Comstock Jr
Edwin Walker Comstock, Jr. was born in New York as per the 1940 census for Compton, Los Angeles Co., Calif., the son of Edwin Walker Comstock, Sr. and Ellie Comstock. He enlisted in the Army 8 Jan. 1943 in Los Angeles, Calif. The family lived in Compton, California many years. He along with his father and brother, Herbert Arthur Comstock had a printing business. At one time they had a print shop on Alondra Blvd. in Compton near the office where I worked. Herbert had told me that his brother Edwin died while he was in the service.

Edwin, Sr. and Ellie Comstock are buried in Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, Compton, Los Angeles Co., Calif.
Name: Edwin W Comstock
Birth Date: 3 Aug 1892
Birth Place: Louisiana, United States of America
Death Date: 22 Sep 1960
Death Place: Los Angeles County, California, United States of America
Cemetery: Angeles Abbey Memorial Park
Burial or Cremation Place: Compton, Los Angeles County, California, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Spouse: Ellie M Comstock
URL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...

Elsie


Added by Elsie Harmon on Oct 25, 2014 6:41 PM
AldenKin12
Liberatores Mansfield MA
Hi Jeff,

I have your pictures and will upload them. It's fall here so I can go back in the spring/summer if you would rather have pictures in those seasons...but these will do for now. I have 3 for each so feel free to rearrange them however you wish.

Also with them is

Frederick H Devine Jr
PFC 22 REGT USMC
WWII
Sept 16, 1925 - July 27, 1944

NO page for him yet

Lori
Added by AldenKin12 on Oct 25, 2014 9:32 AM
drema sandige
RE: Miller James Bryant
Thank you for letting me have Miller James Bryant - still looking for a picture to post - have one of his brother Wilbur Lee Bryant who also was killed in action in World War II

Drema
Added by drema sandige on Oct 22, 2014 8:00 PM
Matthew Harris
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Jeff;

Thank you for creating a memorial for Ralph E. Manning, Jr. (Find A Grave # 56756571). He is a distant cousin of mine. I was wondering if you would be willing to link him to his father; Ralph Erskine Manning, Sr. (Find A Grave # 86690465), and mother; Jewell Ellen O'Toole Manning (Find A Grave # 94220705), on findagrave.com.

Thanks,


Matthew Harris
Added by Matthew Harris on Oct 19, 2014 4:26 PM
drema sandige
Miller James Bryant
This is my great uncle - will see if any family members has a picture of him and more information about him

Check information about James Night and Nettie Caroline Butler Bryant as these are his parents
Added by drema sandige on Oct 14, 2014 7:23 AM
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