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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
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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, 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 & 5 on my Dad's. 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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Stephen McCarthy
Thank you so much Bill! Really appreciate your time and effort my friend!

Stephen McCarthy
Added by Stephen McCarthy on Dec 01, 2016 6:23 PM
Donna (Strout) Sakaske
Sarah, James and Myrtle Strout
Hi Bill,

I want to thank you so very much for the photo's of the Strout's. It's so helpful in researching my family tree.

I appreciate your time! Donna
Added by Donna (Strout) Sakaske on Nov 30, 2016 4:06 PM
Photo of Savillian Foss Tombstone
Thank you!!!
Added by KT on Nov 29, 2016 10:11 AM
Sally - Midcoast Maine
Thanks for all the edits and photos!!

Added by Sally - Midcoast Maine on Nov 28, 2016 2:57 PM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Dorance Day
Hi ~ I think you probably went to a different cemetery. The person who told me about the Taylor-Day Cemetery sent me photos of just the Day family in it & a photo of the iron gate which has the name "Taylor Day Cemetery" on it. As soon as I get his permission, I'll post them (or if he prefers to post, that would be great). Thank you for looking!!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Nov 28, 2016 2:26 PM
Bill Meyers
Florence Johnson marker
Hi Bill,

I really appreciate the photo of Florence's marker. If you need something from my neck of the woods, let me know.

Bill Meyers
Added by Bill Meyers on Nov 28, 2016 7:34 AM
Bob Mazzi
RE: Rufus Bowker
You may be correct. I found this...

Cumberland County, Maine Divorces Pre 1892

Bowker, Joseph H. Bowker, Mary Jane (Irish) Apr/1868 1298 Cumberland SJC 61/327
Added by Bob Mazzi on Nov 26, 2016 2:53 PM
Bob Mazzi
RE: Rufus Bowker
I think this is the correct wife. But, I question the DOD. It could be anything from 1862 to 1870 until I find the correct burial.

Added by Bob Mazzi on Nov 26, 2016 1:24 PM
Bob Mazzi
RE: Rufus Bowker
Hmmm, That may be Jennie M. / Mary Jane. But, if so, we need to find a divorce as Henry definitely married Rosamond. I had assumed that Jennie had died before the second marriage.

Added by Bob Mazzi on Nov 26, 2016 12:17 PM
Bob Mazzi
RE: Rufus Bowker
Glad to be of assistance. I work the Bowker/Bouker surname and have decent information on a LOT of them. I found your new listings on my bi-monthly troll of Find A Grave searching for new entries for those names. For some reason, this month I found 3 or 4 new entries that duplicate others as well as a couple of apparent errors. My goal is to help get it right.

Added by Bob Mazzi on Nov 26, 2016 12:09 PM
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