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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 28 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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Marguerite & Louis Flavell

Thanks for the memorial transfer of this couple . much appreciated .
Added by Ladyjoson on Jun 21, 2015 10:52 AM
Sarah Choi
Barbara (Roberts) Lord
I just noticed that there are 2 memorials for the same person in Elder Grey Cemetery in Waterboro. Your memorial for Barbara R. Lord is 134618263 and there is another for her 80525602. Hope you can combine them. Sarah
Added by Sarah Choi on Jun 08, 2015 3:07 PM
Prescott Cemetery

Thank you for photographing The Prescott Cemetery in Acton, ME. This is where my 4x and 5x great grand parents (and other relatives) are buried.

I've spent a fair amount of time connecting all the Prescott's in this cemetery and couldn't have done it without your help.

Added by facfour on May 31, 2015 9:57 AM
Linda Wainner
Knight, Hannah, Abel & Sarah
Bill, thank you so very much for your time in taking photos of the headstones for the above people. I greatly appreciate you taking good quality photos of these old stones and enhancing them so I can read them. Linda
Added by Linda Wainner on May 24, 2015 8:29 AM
Pat and Billy
Helen Wright
Hi Bill,

thanks for identifying the duplicate memorial. I have deleted mine and placed the headstone photo I took onto the original memorial.

Much appreciated,

Added by Pat and Billy on May 16, 2015 12:23 AM
Merideth Hmura
Ross Family
Bill - thank you so much for the work you have done in the York County, Maine area and the Ross Family! I am a descendant and live in New Mexico. It is a little bit difficult to get to Maine, however I was there last summer. Thanks!!! Merideth
Added by Merideth Hmura on May 13, 2015 5:40 PM
Robert Munson
RE: Reuben Gray, Sr
Hello Cousin Bill, Reuben Gray Sr, was my fifth GGF.
Sorry it took so long to reply. Always nice to meet distant family. Feel free to contact anytime you'd like. I have an extensive family tree on My email is
Added by Robert Munson on May 13, 2015 2:27 AM
Beverly Osman Morris
Anna Barry; Memorial 122623163
Thank you for adding her shared headstone photo on March 26th at Saint Jerome Cemetery on March 26th.
~Gratefully, Bev in Calif.
Added by Beverly Osman Morris on May 06, 2015 2:02 PM
Beverly Osman Morris
Added by Beverly Osman Morris on May 06, 2015 2:00 PM
Beverly Osman Morris
Henry Barry; Memorial 122625649
Hello Bill,
I enjoyed reading your bio. and grateful for your service.
Thank you for taking and adding baby Henry's shared headstone photo at Saint Jerome Cemetery on March 26th.
Sorry it's taken me so long to message you.
~Blessings, Bev in Calif.
Added by Beverly Osman Morris on May 06, 2015 1:59 PM
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