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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 14 years, 25 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 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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Bob McLellan
RE: Merrill
Many thanks for taking the photos of Jennie and Matilda Merrill.
Added by Bob McLellan on Nov 17, 2015 10:27 AM
John W. Van Dyke
Phoebe Ewer Pratt
Hi Bill,

I'm a bit late, but, "Thanks" so much for the photo of Phoebe's headstone.. Much appreciated!
John and Bonnie
Added by John W. Van Dyke on Nov 07, 2015 6:40 PM
# 134040357 Maturin Abbott
This grave is a duplicate.
Added by Grace on Nov 07, 2015 4:08 PM
Bob McLellan
Thank you very much for taking the photos of Eliza and William Flanders at the South Buxton Cemetery.
Added by Bob McLellan on Nov 05, 2015 12:10 PM
RE: Grace Dorr Evans
Grace Dorr Evans Find A Grave # 115381519
Added by DPetersen on Oct 07, 2015 4:15 PM
Grace Dorr Evans
She is NOT the wife of Gilman Evans. Please remove that attachment. Thank you.
Added by DPetersen on Oct 07, 2015 2:10 PM
# 133647193
Hi sorry about the Mix up this Mary E. Woodworth is not the same one thats in our family. I removed everything from hers. again sorry.
Added by Tina on Sep 23, 2015 2:04 PM
RE: Infant Eaton
RE Hi Darryl. Please note that both the infant son & daughter are buried under the same marker, please add this photo to mem# 82834795. Thanks, Bill P
Done - Thanks D
Added by Darryl on Sep 21, 2015 10:06 AM
Scott C Carney
RE: Margaret (McSweeney) Kenney (#132848282)
Much obliged for the transfer, Bill!
I promise to take good care of their pages.
Thanx again!

Added by Scott C Carney on Aug 22, 2015 12:36 PM
Scott C Carney
Margaret (McSweeney) Kenney (#132848282)
If you are not related, would you please consider transferring Margaret's memorial to me?
She is my Cousin & I can add bio info & also link her page to her parents & other family members.
Thank You & God Bless.
Added by Scott C Carney on Aug 22, 2015 10:41 AM
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