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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
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Bio Photo I was born in Cambridge, Mass, 9/14/1948. Had an older sister who I never got to meet, premie. Had a younger brother and sister, both have since died and are entered here on FAG. Mom & Dad have been gone for some time, they're here too. Grew up in and graduated from Rockland, Ma. High school in 1966. Joined the Army right away (5 July 66) trained as a lab tech and Medic. First permanent duty station was the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. From there went to Germany. Served primarily overseas, 1 year in Vietnam, about 12 years in Germany, 1 year in Korea. Retired as an SFC (E7) in 1988. Married twice,first to a German gal, we're still friendly, 2d time, so far, for 36 years. Four kids from both marriages, 1 grandchild (20y) from the first and 6 (2-10y)from the second. After retiring I attended and graduated from Tampa, Fl college with an Assoc. degree. Since "retirement" have worked as a Medical Asst, Lab tech & phlebotomist, X-ray tech & currently doing medical billing as well as managing a couple of clinics. (This feels like a resume'). Have been doing genealogy for about 25 years and have a good size collection of info and can prove to 11 generations on my Mom's side. I enjoy putting my feet on the ground and doing research, including cemetery "stomping" and will help whenever I can to locate grave sites and stones.
UPDATE: As of April 2012 I have finally "permanently retired". Now I am ready to spend more time stomping cemeteries. Unfortunately, living here in Southern Maine (Springvale/Sanford) this activity is seasonal, but when the weather is decent and the ground is not snow covered, I will be able to fulfill requests and add more cemeteries to FAG.

Anyone wishing to use my pictures for noncommercial uses may do so, please give appropriate credit. Many memorials that I have posted are of persons to whom I am NOT related. I add memorials & take pictures of cemeteries and markers to ensure their preservation. If you are related and I am not and would like transfers, just ask.


A Soldier, Sailor, or Airman
Maybe a US Marine
With back straight as an arrow
And eyes sharp and keen
Been in many Campaigns
Marched many a mile to be
In the heat of battle
Always ready doncha see

Now this old gentlemen
Walks slowly and uses a cane
Hearing fading daily
Living in constant pain

He fought for his country
The good old USA
He'd be the first to volunteer
If needed today.

He'd fought in many countries
Fighting for freedom, for you and me
In places he'd never heard of
On far off oceans and seas

If only he would tell you
Of the things that he'd seen

While he was serving
As a young US Marine
As a young airman
Flying a bomber or fighter plane
Many close calls
Never to complain

Of the hundreds of sorties
Bombing raids by the score
Crippling the enemy factories
That made the things for war

As a young soldier
Fighting on Islands far away
Manning a flame thrower
To keep the enemy at bay.

Maybe a seaman on the battleship Missouri
Where peace was finally restored
Sept. the second nineteen forty five
While he was aboard.

Once a Soldier Always a Soldier
Fighting for your country-you never forget
The pride you have for serving
Is something you don't regret.

A Poem by Monte Leon Manka
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Ralph Gowen
RE: Alice Gowen Day Carter
Perfect thanks!
Added by Ralph Gowen on Feb 03, 2016 6:50 AM
Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Herman V. Prentice
Hi Bill,

I just received your proof of birth
date of Herman. Thank you also for
his biography.

Stay warm on this terrific
Groundhog Day!

Mary Jane
Added by Mary Jane Haight-Eckert on Feb 02, 2016 2:53 PM
Barbara Hanno
Sarah Rowlandson
Hi Bill, I removed my post. I always check first before posting and the reason I didn't find the original is her name is spelled wrong on it. They have spelled her name as Sara with no H and they also have the wrong death date, as the memorial records it as Feb 18. Would you mind asking them to correct theirs? It would help resolve further confusion. Thanks for your help!
Added by Barbara Hanno on Jan 31, 2016 8:30 AM
Susan W
RE: Transfer of Josephine Molla
Thank you so very much!
Added by Susan W on Jan 15, 2016 7:45 AM
Susan W
RE: Transfer of Josephine Molla
Thank you and if you wouldn't mind, I'd be more than happy for you to transfer the rest of the Molla's that you have. Susan
Added by Susan W on Jan 14, 2016 8:55 AM
RE: Big Thank You
Thank you but I am researching for someone else. I do not believe they would be in a position to manage the memorial.

Happy New Year
Ann Downs
Added by ANN DOWNS on Jan 01, 2016 5:21 PM
Big Thank You
Thank you for all the posting of memorials you have done. They have greatly influenced my research.

Ann Down
Added by ANN DOWNS on Jan 01, 2016 11:23 AM
Ed Hanson
Zebulon Wiggin died in 1881, not 1861. See
Added by Ed Hanson on Dec 19, 2015 1:12 PM
Maybe I have it wrong. Your name was posted to the Manoli gravesite in Holy Name, Rockland. Perhaps you took the photo for another, if you could share that information that may get me where I want? Ed
Added by EBFogarty on Dec 04, 2015 8:06 AM
I believe Bill we are cousins. My father was Edward J. Fogarty, sister to Frances Fogarty Manoli. If so, I'd love to chat. I've done alot of genealogy as well on the Fogartys, I'd love to share. Ed Fogarty (email is
Added by EBFogarty on Dec 04, 2015 7:38 AM
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