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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!



A Delawarean by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

" Neglected graves are a shameful thing! "

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

I'm currently working on the District Of Columbia and the State of New York:

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

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Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.

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     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...

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     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.

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     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.

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It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:
SALUTES THE FLAG,
SERVES UNDER THE FLAG
and whose COFFIN IS DRAPED BY THE FLAG.

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Connie Lagasse Russell
Memorial# 56789541
I have additional information for Memorial# 56789541 that I've submitted through an edit. They haven't added any of the information so I'm wondering if you can help because you entered the other edits for the memorial. Here's the information. I think some is important.
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John (Jack) P. MacDonald, Sr.

In a newspaper clipping dated February 22, 1945, it was stated that “John P. MacDonald, Sr., 38, USNR, of Dalton has been reported missing in action somewhere in the South Pacific, according to word received by his wife”. He was “a well known Dalton citizen. Cox. MacDonald conducted an upholstery business” in Dalton “before enlisting in January of last year. He formerly was employed by the Nihan Furniture company in Littleton. He received his boot training at Sampson, N. Y. and later was transferred to Newport, R. I.”

A follow-up clipping is headlined “Dalton Man Lost Life in Enemy Action on January 21, 1945”. “Reported missing in action on February 7 after the carrier USS Ticonderoga had engaged in action in the Pacific. Cox. John P. MacDonald, Sr., USNR, of Dalton, is now reported to have lost his life as the result of enemy action.

The tragic news was contained in a telegram from the War Department which his widow, residing in Dalton, received August 9.” It goes on to say that the telegram read: “After a careful review of all facts available relating to the disappearance of your husband, previously reported missing, leads to the conclusion that there is no hope for his survival and that he lost his life as a result of enemy action on January 21, 1945, while in the Service of his country.”

“Jack,” “as Coxwain MacDonald was known to his many friends, was born in Brighton, Eng., arriving in this country at the age of two years. He attended school in North Tonawanda, N. Y. where he met and married Caroline A. Schmidt, coming to New Hampshire in 1931 and operating an upholstering shop in Dalton. For a time he was employed by the Nihan Furniture store in Littleton.

Coxswain MacDonald was also well known as a drummer, having played for dances with several orchestras in the past 10 years. He played for several seasons at the Mountain View House in Whitefield.
He was 39 years of age, and is survived by his wife; two sons, John P., Jr. and Thomas W.; his father, Claude S. MacDonald of West Stewartstown, and a step-brother, Maurice Meyers of North Tonawanda, N. Y. He was a member of the Masonic order in Whitefield.

Coxwain MacDonald enlisted in January of 1944, and received his boot training at Sampson, N. Y., and Newport, R. I., being promoted to coxswain in October of 1944.
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thanks for your help

Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on May 03, 2016 7:14 PM
Rosemary Cantrell
RE: PFC Charles L Cantrell
Thanks. I will keep looking to make sure this is the right Charles L. Cantrell. Very close details make me think it is. But, who knows.

I appreciate your response.

Rosemary
Added by Rosemary Cantrell on Apr 27, 2016 4:37 PM
Eric Kreft
RE: transfer
Ok no problem. transfer back is not needed
Added by Eric Kreft on Apr 21, 2016 5:47 PM
Andy
RE: SSgt John Kilian
Russ
Great job on the two bomb crews in the Sicily Rome cemetery! Your the best my friend.
Andy
Added by Andy on Apr 01, 2016 12:03 PM
kw
Father Denis O'Brien
Russ~

I liked the poem by Denis O'Brien and looked for him on Findagrave. If you get a chance to put a link with his name after the poem on your profile, he is Findagrave # 110098723.

Thank you for your service and for all you do on Findagrave. Cool that you were in "Glory".

~Kay
Added by kw on Apr 01, 2016 11:32 AM
FRH
Hey
Hi Russ, everythings great here. Glad to see you're still going strong
Added by FRH on Mar 16, 2016 7:24 AM
Maggie O
THANKS!!
thanks for the birth date of PFC Lewis E Kline, Sandridge Cem.

Maggie
Added by Maggie O on Mar 11, 2016 7:16 AM
Maggie O
THANKS!!
thanks for the birth date of PFC Lewis E Kline, Sandridge Cem.

Maggie
Added by Maggie O on Mar 11, 2016 7:16 AM
Tom C.
Roger Keedwell
Russ- another great job you have done! thanks! Tom
Added by Tom C. on Mar 10, 2016 5:00 PM
Rebecca Ellis
RE: PFC Roger W Hopkins
You're welcome. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed getting out. Click on the monument photo to see the caption listing all the Hopkins graves in the group.
Added by Rebecca Ellis on Mar 09, 2016 10:47 AM
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