I am an Air Force veteran and got started crawling around cemeteries as a member of The American Legion, placing American Flags on the grave markers of departed veterans. I will always stop and place a flag on the grave of every veteran I pass by. Rest in Peace, GI.
Captain Samuel William Marshbourne, memorial# 23244312 Thank you Dave, I really appreciate it! It's wonderful to see these men honored and their memories and family connections passed along through history. Samuel's sister, Mary Louisa Marshbourne Wilder, is my great-great grandmother. I can't imagine what is was like for these Civil War families to lose so many of their dear young men. Being from North Carolina, and researching ancestry, I find that every single family was affected deeply by this war. I moved to Texas at age 21 and married a Texan, but as I research my husband's side, it's amazing how I can't find anyone except for 1 young man that fought in the war. They're all from Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, and even northeastern states, but I still see no sacrifices in the families, whereas North Carolina losses are everywhere! I've been looking hard online to find the graves of their parents, which would allow us to hyperlink all the siblings, but unable to locate them. I'm going to Raleigh for a week next month, and my mother and I are going downtown to research everything we can. Thanks again, your work is a blessing!
Leslie Turner David, when we went to the cemetery, we had the wrong coordinates for Leslie Turner (at Lorraine American Cemetery)- we had Grave 35, and he is in Grave 5. So, he was not photographed last weekend. However, we plan to go back either this weekend or the one after that, and we will be sure to get his marker photo then. -Mary
RE: Sgt Herbert Gaitling David, we have taken pictures of all but a few of the newer photos that were requested- it just takes a long time to upload them since our internet is slow! We'll get those photos up just as soon as we can! And you are very welcome, it's our pleasure to help! :) -Mary
RE: Gerald Giordano You're welcome. I then went over to Flat Creek Cemetery to take four more, and for the first time ever I was told I was not given permission to take photos of private property (the grave sites). The guy eventually backed down after I implied how ridiculous he was, but I was on my own to find them. I was successful.