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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 14 years, 9 months, 24 days
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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 41 years. Four kids from both, 1 grandchild (she's a Doctor, Neurologist) from the first and 6 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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Bill, Thanks for the corrections you are finding. Grace
Added by Grace on Aug 29, 2016 8:53 AM
Merrylyn Sawyer
Thank you for the photo of John Peabody's stone.
Added by Merrylyn Sawyer on Aug 25, 2016 5:56 AM
Bob McLellan
RE: Willey
Bill, thank you very much for both the photo and transfer of Florence Willey.
Added by Bob McLellan on Aug 19, 2016 10:30 AM
Mary Alequin
Thank you Thank you for pasting the memorial to me.
Added by Mary Alequin on Aug 05, 2016 10:19 AM
N. Dale Talkington
Edith Candee Mathews #91150452
THANKS Bill for the quick transfer. I know you will enjoy reading about Edith's famous mother.

Dale #47256317 from Stillwater, Oklahoma
Added by N. Dale Talkington on Jul 26, 2016 10:07 AM
Photos for Woodsum family
My heartfelt thanks for taking the time to post photos for Jabez Woodsum's second wife Annie and their children.
Added by lcntx on Jul 18, 2016 8:42 AM
RE: Cottle Burying Ground
Thanks! That was my next step!
Added by catonlocke123 on Jul 03, 2016 7:07 AM
Cottle Burying Ground
I noticed that you have taken some photos in this cemetery in Industry, Maine (I think).
I have relatives buried there that I'd like to "visit". Do you have directions?
Added by catonlocke123 on Jul 02, 2016 7:40 PM
Anna Michel Provencher
Bill, Thank-you for making the link to Adolphe Provencher, Annie's husband. Who had remarried in 1945 and is buried with her in with her in Limerick. Phidadle
Added by Phidadle on Jun 19, 2016 5:26 AM
Angela McCoy
RE: Jon (John) Cram
That is him. Thank you very much!
Added by Angela McCoy on May 15, 2016 6:51 PM
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