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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 22 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.

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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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JudyH
Edwin Lokken
Hi Bill -Thanks you for adding the grave marker photos for Mr. Lokken. Your birth date edit caused me some confusion, because there was birth and baptismal records documenting the date I had a year earlier. Thank God the 1910 census was the one that shows number of children born and living. Looked a bit further and found where the first Edwin Arnold died August 17, 1909, just six weeks before this one was born. Back to the old Norwegian naming system. I've found the same thing in my husband's family. Makes family history interesting and challenging. Have a good day!
Judy
Added by JudyH on Sep 18, 2016 10:55 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Tululah Josephine Boynton Brewster # 149184182
Never mind I think I figured it out and have put a photo request in for both of them. Thank you for pointing our the cem problem I had for her.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Sep 17, 2016 12:11 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Tululah Josephine Boynton Brewster # 149184182
Sorry but I am not familiar with the area. Is Saco a cemetery, town, or county in Maine? I haven't found her husband Thomas Brewster to link her to him or place her in his cemetery. Is there perhaps an Find A Grave ID# that would make the search easier. I'd appreciate any help. Thank you so much. Keep Smiling, Janice
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Sep 17, 2016 11:53 AM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: James Anderson
You're very welcome - it was a nice surprise :)
~ Sharon Lavash Hawkins
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Sep 08, 2016 11:34 AM
Nancy Harris
RE: Arthur and Ellen Edgerly & family
Oh wow! Thanks so much - again! You must live VERY close to this cemetery.
Nancy
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 07, 2016 3:14 PM
Nancy Harris
RE: Arthur and Ellen Edgerly
I got too excited about Arthur and Lois Ellen and had to do at least some work on them! Found burial records for Arthur's parents and two sisters who died very young, so I added memorials and photo requests for them. Not exactly sure how his father Oren's (Orrin, Oran, - you get picture) name is actually spelled on his headstone. Wasn't quite as successful with Ellen's parents - found names but no burial records for Thomas C and Susan C (Libby) Elwell.
Nancy
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 07, 2016 12:55 PM
Nancy Harris
Arthur and Ellen Edgerly
Thanks so much for the transfers. I will look at the other Edgerlys, but I might just let you do the edits on them when I get back to them. Let me see how close they are to my relatives. Right now I am caught up with some Huff relatives in Virginia, but I will get back to the Edgerlys soon!
Thanks again,
Nancy
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 07, 2016 10:58 AM
Nancy Harris
Edgerlys
I am only related to the Edgerlys by marriage, so I will leave it up to your judgement about a transfer of Arthur and Ellen. Don't want to be greedy. :) But I would be happy to take care of them if you like. I am just excited that you were able to document them!
Nancy
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 06, 2016 6:01 PM
Marilee
Sarah Dennett
Thanks so much for the great picture!
Added by Marilee on Sep 06, 2016 6:48 AM
Nancy Harris
Photos for Edgerlys
Once again I owe you a "thank you" - this time for posting the photos for the Samuel Edgerly family!
Nancy
Added by Nancy Harris on Sep 05, 2016 5:07 PM
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