Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War US Army MP Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed US Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
Gen. John Mehringer Thank you for researching this man. He is a relative of mine that we always knew about but could not flesh out his military career. My Fathers records were also lost in the Missouri fire but he had enough things left over from his service that we could put it together. We had always visited his grave in Jasper IN but did not know much about his military history. My grandson is also grateful as he is a Civil War buff at 9. Thanks again.
RE: Brumley family info - - - Thanks so much for all the quick updates, John ! Just found these distant cousins of mine. We both ended up in California from upstate NY, except they were some 45 years earlier :) Thanks for creating all the Memorials at Oceanview, would have never found them without your work.
Since you are CA, have you means to find missing relatives? I have been trying to find Isaiah Jesse Abbott, Jr. who was married to Stella Petersen Abbott Munning...they divorced and he lived with his sister Blanche Wardwell, but suddenly disappeared. All in CA area. No trace of him. Is this the kind of research you do, or do you know who does? Thanks. JF
RE: Earl Medlock Thank you for the transfer - I will be a good keeper of his site. Earl had a brother, Leonard, that also died in battle in Japan. Earl in Dec 1944 and Leonard May of 1945. Got to appreciate the price they paid for the freedom we have today. And Thank you for your "service" also. Thanks again. God Bless and do Take Care. Joan P.
John Bennet Plummer Hi John thank you for the Picture of J.B. Plummer, even though he is a distant cousin, it is great to put a face with a name. Especially when they have died in the service of our country. And thank you for your service