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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 33 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 30 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.

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Marianne Morneau
RE: Benjamin A Vaitkus

You are welcome ... I'm glad I was able to find it for you. He is actually located close to some of my Galarneau relatives.

Added by Marianne Morneau on May 08, 2015 4:12 PM
William Kazupski
RE: Joseph T. Giunta
You're most welcome! Glad I could Help!

Bill Kazupski
Added by William Kazupski on Apr 20, 2015 4:53 PM
kathryn koch
RE: Jim Grover Pardy Jr.
Wow, this would be absolutely wonderful. I have quite a lot of information on him but I'm always open to more -

but I don't have alot of military info for his father in World War I though. His name was James Grover Pardy Born May 18, 1982 in Colman South Dakota and he died Sep 26, 1986. If you have access to this type of information I would sure appreciate it.

My email is
Added by kathryn koch on Apr 13, 2015 6:22 PM
kathryn koch
Jim Grover Pardy Jr.
I want to thank you sooooo much for posting the picture of my uncles funeral on the website for us. He was only 20 and the oldest of 11 children when he died. He was also the first of his unit to die in World War II. He was on a mission in Belfast delivering somethig on his motorcycle and was hit by a truck. His first burial was in Belfast, then somewhere else and then now he is in the cemetery in Cambridge England where many of my relatives have visited him. He came from a very small town in Madison, South Dakota. His unit went on to very intense fighting in North Africa and many did not survive. One of his friends had sent my Grandma this picture of his funeral so she could have it. She never got to Ireland or England to see the grave. She lost her next holdest son Jack 3 years later to the war... so sad. I thought you might want to know a little about him. Again, thank you so much... Kathryn Koch
Added by kathryn koch on Apr 13, 2015 9:10 AM
betty reese
Hubert N Schutz
Thomas I noticed you added a tombstone photo to Hubert Schutz, memorial #80377971 in 2011. There was already a photo on that memorial from 2010. Possibly your photo was automatically added when you put it on his wife, Gertrude Schutz.

There is no way that I can delete it and it would not be fair to the person that added it first to ask them to delete their photo. So, will you please delete the photo from Hubert's memorial.

Thanks in advance,
Betty Reese
Added by betty reese on Mar 25, 2015 8:58 AM
wwii researcher
WWII efforts

As you may know, many of our WWII veterans who are buried in Europe, have been adopted by local families. I have met a few of these adopters and find they treat our fallen (or MIA) veterans with respect and dignity. These people help these men be remembered.

I am volunteering with a Dutch non-profit group which is assembling a database of our veterans in 3 cemeteries in Belgium and Holland. This site ( is searching for information and photos of these men.

I noticed you had pictures of some soldiers you are managing who don't have one not posted on this Adopter's website. I would like to ask your permission to use the photos so they can be known to many. Is that possible?

The men I have found are:

Lawrence Murray
Clarence E Haston, Jr
Lewis Baylor
Lawrence V. Abbamonto

Thank you in advance.

Added by wwii researcher on Mar 14, 2015 10:28 AM
B.J. (Guzek) Hodges
RE: Gerald Schwuchow
You're most welcome :) BJ
Added by B.J. (Guzek) Hodges on Mar 12, 2015 9:51 PM
August Carl Nissen
Delighted to see your photos of August Nissen and his gravestone. He was a first cousin of my grandmother, Wilhelmina Klumpp (1876-1971). I have four other photos of him in various uniforms plus one as a child. My brother remembers meeting him in Arlington, VA about 1952 when he would have been 80.
Brian Payne
Fairfax, VA
Added by brpayne on Feb 05, 2015 3:32 PM
Indiana Bill
RE: Richard Cable
Hi Thomas,

Yes, I will transfer Richard Cable’s memorial to you, but I have a request. Would you please use the Edit tab on his memorial and ask for the transfer using the “Suggest any other correction or addition” link. Doing so makes the transfer process very easy and allows me to keep track of the memorials I have transferred. As a former Lake County high school educator, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of teaching, I appreciate and applaud your dedication to the profession and your service to our country.

—Indiana Bill
Added by Indiana Bill on Jan 14, 2015 4:25 AM
Mark McCrady
Tom, it was my pleasure. When I go to a cemetery, I always look around for military veterans and take their photos, too. I saw 3 more Vietnam Veterans and also got photos for them. I don't know if it is any one that you need or not.

Take Care

Added by Mark McCrady on Dec 21, 2014 1:23 PM
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