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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 19 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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Shirley Bybee
Bill, You have a lot of Laskey's that I had already posted. We need to work together on this. Please post your photos onto mine. Thanks.

Added by Shirley Bybee on Apr 25, 2015 5:28 PM
Robert Eldridge
RE: Re; Guy Weymouth.

My research shows the children of Guy Frankin Weymouth and Ethel M Eldridge as;

1. Leona V 1913-2007
2. John P 1915-2006
3. Agnes E 1917-2005
4. Elizabeth A 1919-1920
5. Olive Margaret 1922-2008
6. Clayton Willis 1924-2000

I am not knowingly related to Ethel M Eldridge.
Added by Robert Eldridge on Apr 22, 2015 5:48 PM
Bebe Brock
Prescott Cemetery
RE Thomas Sherman, I have a date of death of 2 Feb 1846 from George Walter Chamberlin records and that's what it looks like on your photo of stone not 4 Feb 1840 which you have put on Find a Grave. I thank you for all the work you do.
Bebe Brock
Added by Bebe Brock on Apr 22, 2015 9:23 AM
Leslie G
Thank you!
Thanks much for taking photos for me!
Added by Leslie G on Apr 16, 2015 9:02 AM
George Willard
Thanks for checking into this...I made his first name George and linked him to Hannah. If someone else feels differently then I may change my mind...but for now he's George.
Added by Sara on Apr 12, 2015 3:11 PM
RE: Memorial 125767193
Some of the older gravestones in CT use the brown Portland CT slate...which was mined from there. A good idea at the time but over the years rain/snow have gotten into the layers of slate and off they peel like an onion. The smaller gravestones using the slate are usually ok...but the larger ones are in rough shape. Many of the gravestones were readable in the 1930's when Hale did the CT cemeteries...but not anymore...what a shame.
Makes me want to get out there to photograph them before they deteriorate any more.
Let me know if you need any assistance in CT...glad to help,
Added by Sara on Apr 11, 2015 11:52 AM
Both gone.
Well, it is nice to know that we have youngsters keeping us old folks straight.
I had my eight in four years before you got out of HS.
Added by Bud on Apr 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Rosenfeld instead of Rosenfield.
No wonder I spelled the name wrong.
Thanks, Bud
Added by Bud on Apr 09, 2015 11:53 AM
Donna Dunham Jones
Duplicate of Mary Rogers Holden
Thank you for bring this to my attention. I deleted the older memorial as there was more information on the newer one.

Again thank you.
Donna Jones
Added by Donna Dunham Jones on Apr 08, 2015 2:34 PM
Sue Henry
Cindy Maluda Ostrobinski
Mr. Paschal, Thank you so much for photographing my second cousins headstone. I so appreciate the time and effort that you gave to a stranger. Cindy was my 86 years old Mothers cousin, but Cindy and I are about the same age ! My sister and I brought our Mother to Massachusetts about 6 years ago, we met the caretaker who was
"building" it to the beautiful cemetery that it is today. I would love to come back one day and just spend some time there, it is so relaxing. And again, thank you so much.

Sincerely, Sue Henry
Added by Sue Henry on Apr 08, 2015 10:54 AM
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