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Thomas Clark (#47193734)
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Bio Photo I have been a high school US History teacher for the past 34 years, researcher, and collector of historical items, mainly military items. I love to take these items to show my students and others that history is something you can touch. I recently returned from a year in Afghanistan with the Indiana National Guard. I volunteered after being out of the military for over 25+ years. Talk about seeing history - I saw it!

For the past 31 years my students and myself have been looking for the families and friends of the 1621 Indiana casualties of the Vietnam War. We conducted all the research for the World War II,Korean and Vietnam Memorials in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. We are presently raising money to build a Veterans Museum in Schererville, Indiana. If you can help please email me. ushistoryman@yahoo.com
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Randy May
RE: Carl H. Crawford
You are welcome...While walking the cemetery i found 6 more Crawford's not listed with Find a Grave and have added them...
Added by Randy May on Aug 14, 2016 8:25 PM
K Rodenberger
John Evorik
I am glad that you knew this hero from WWII, and have happily transferred management of his memorial to you.
Added by K Rodenberger on Aug 09, 2016 7:41 PM
JCI Greg
RE: Linger
My pleasure!
Added by JCI Greg on Aug 08, 2016 8:00 AM
Joyce M. Jeffries
Thank you again.
Dear Tom,

Thank you for letting me add you as a friend. This is a phenomenal project you've undertaken and I'm sure the rewards are bittersweet. I've tried to do what I can over the years too.

I have a blog, though it isn't as professional as I'd like it to be, I can at least recognize our Veterans, especially those who gave their lives.
"Love & Appreciation for Vietnam Veterans" http://fromundertherocks.blogspot.com/2015/01/love-and-appreciation-to-vietnam.html

Just today I lost another friend and schoolmate who grew up down the street from me. He was 68. His brother was in my class. I was not even aware that he had served in the military but it turns out he was a Vietnam Vet too. In the past couple of years we lost a couple of other friends to Agent Orange.

Today (Aug.3)is the birthday of a close friend who made it back home and was actually instrumental in erecting a monument to Vietnam Veterans in our town before he passed away in 1988. If he were still here, he would be 63 today.

I also listed 26 members of my family who served in the military since the Civil War, I sure hope I did not forget anyone. If you want to see that list here is the link: http://msrock4ever-frommycorneroftheworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/gillette-company-has-partnered-with-uso.html

Another friend from school, Pfc William E Tolliver, 1944-1965 died in Thailand while on assignment to provide support for the operations in Vietnam, but he is not recognized as being part of the Vietnam war by the U.S. Army, which is disturbing to his family and friends. Read more about this at http://fromundertherocks.blogspot.com/2010/10/pfc-bill-tolliver-vietnam-hero.html

Another close friend, SP4 - E4 Mark Stephen Bundy Died ten days after his 21st Birthday. Here is the link to his Memorial Page.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=72566450

If I can help you in any way, please let me know. A HUGE Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all you are doing. Blessings to you and your family.





Added by Joyce M. Jeffries on Aug 03, 2016 2:50 AM
bhd
Joseph F DeVito
done.
Added by bhd on Aug 02, 2016 5:16 PM
Joyce M. Jeffries
Find A Grave Memorial# 42731041
First of all, thank you for your service to our country. You are appreciated.

Secondly, thanks for all your contributions to Find A Grave, particularly thank you for posting the photo of Sgt. Jerry Dean Martin. I believe he is a distant cousin to me but I never knew him. So glad to see what he looked like.

I would like to add you as a friend as I also lost friends and family to wars. IF I can help you in any way by looking up anything here in Lawrence Co. Indiana, please let me know. I hope you're having a wonderful day. Blessings to you and your family.
Added by Joyce M. Jeffries on Aug 02, 2016 9:46 AM
LadyDragon
RE: Egon Hoffmann
Certainly a moving piece. I'm transferring the memorial to you now.

Thanks.
LD
Added by LadyDragon on Jul 28, 2016 9:56 AM
Tina Adams
Your video
Thanks so much for what you do for our service men. This should be done in all schools! Kids today do not understand the sacrifices done for their freedom!

THANK YOU!

Tina Adams
Added by Tina Adams on Jul 23, 2016 8:16 AM
Vicki
RE: Carl Phillips
If you need additional information let me know. I am currently searching for an obituary.
Added by Vicki on Jul 22, 2016 4:13 PM
s e folmar
RE: William Martincheck
I transferred him to you. Interested to see what you add.
Added by s e folmar on Jul 09, 2016 12:27 PM
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