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JimO (#46874118)
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I am an Illinois high school teacher who became involved in an memorial to the 192nd Tank Battalion which fought on Bataan. Since then, we have added the 194th Tank Battalion and 17th Ordnance to the website. Most of the pages I deal with have to do with members of the two tank battalions or 17th Ordnance. In addition, there are a number of pages that are memorials to former students, of the high school I teach at, who died in World War II and Vietnam.
I also have added memorials to men who are named on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila and are listed on the ABMC website but, for whatever reason, had no Find-A-Grave page.
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RE: Photo
So do you know where the photo was taken in the Philippines?
Added by NWpioneer on May 25, 2015 5:18 PM
Corp Glenn M Rauhauser
Find A Grave Memorial# 81513349

I see where you placed a photo on his memorial and I am wondering where the photo came from, as I want to place his memorial in that Find A Grave site if one exists.

Added by NWpioneer on May 25, 2015 2:28 PM
56782468 Lt James F Garvin
Thank you so much for the photo of the Tablet of the Missing for our family's missing airman Lt Garvin!
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on May 25, 2015 9:11 AM
ronnie janecka
Can you take a picture of TABLET OF THE MISSING? Eugene's name is on this tablet. If a charge is incurred, please let me know that as well.

If I can manuever the map for Eugene's gravesite, can you send a picture of that also?

thank you in advance,
Ronnie Janecka
Added by ronnie janecka on May 13, 2015 9:54 PM
Bob Spear
SSgt William T Williams on Manila Memorial
Dear Jim, I have spoken with the family and they confirm that the William T Williams on the Manila wall is indeed their cousin and he died somewhere over the Himalayas. Could you please delete your note referencing his being taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. That is a different William Williams.

thank you again for all your efforts.

Added by Bob Spear on May 05, 2015 11:14 AM
Bob Spear
SSgt William T Williams on Manila Memorial
Dear Jim, first of all thank you for all the work you are doing with our WWII veterans. It is much appreciated by us, the children of these veterans.

I would like to bring to your attention a possible error on the above findagrave veteran. You left a note stating that he was a POW and died when the ship he was on was attacked by american planes. I believe you may have left this note on the wrong William Williams.

The SSgt William T Williams that I believe is on the wall may be the William T Williams that was with the 28th Fighter Squadron, "3rd" Fighter Group and according to his family was killed Oct 1943 when the C 47 that was transporting him back to his base was lost over the Himalayas. The plane and crew members were never found.

Could there be two William T Williams? I don't know, but I am in touch with the family and they are trying to research their records to confirm family oral history. I have directed them to your findagrave site and if they can confirm that this is their relative, I will let you know.
Added by Bob Spear on May 01, 2015 3:44 PM
Willard Rose 14731071
Thank you for providing the information on Mr. Rose, it has been added.
Added by Althea on Apr 29, 2015 5:26 AM
Family Finder
RE: Garratt Royalty
Picture of his stone has been posted to his memorial. According to Spring Hill Cemetery records his parents, Ralph and Ella Godfrey Royalty are also buried in Spring Hill. I have sent you an edit request to link Garrett's parents with him.

Also, the spelling of the first name on his stone and in cemetery records is different that what is currently on the memorial.

Have a good day.
Added by Family Finder on Apr 26, 2015 3:32 PM
Leona Gustafson
RE: Charles Riedmiller
You're welcome!
Added by Leona Gustafson on Apr 25, 2015 9:35 AM
Leona Gustafson
RE: Charles Riedmiller
You're welcome!
Added by Leona Gustafson on Apr 25, 2015 9:34 AM
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