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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 14 years, 11 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, 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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Heidi T.
RE: Harriet Tibbets Emmons
Sure, that would be great, thanks! You can transfer any of the Tibbetts memorials if you no longer want to manage them.
Added by Heidi T. on Oct 24, 2016 3:39 PM
Augusta Barker
Thanks for alerting me to this - not sure why I put him in twice! Thanks!
Added by Josie on Oct 24, 2016 12:08 PM
Hamilin Littlefield
Hi! Thanks for posting the additional photo of his grave marker. I have fixed the link to the information about the garage he ran. Ace
Added by Ace on Oct 21, 2016 4:11 AM
Thomas Murray
RE: Murrays
Thanks Bill, but I am happy to give you full credit for the work you do. I'll be more careful in the future not to duplicate your efforts.

If I have any updated information, I will add to your good work, not replace it.

Thanks again!

Added by Thomas Murray on Oct 08, 2016 5:32 AM
Thomas Murray
Martha Murray
Bill - you do great work.

I just added a photo of a gravesite that is a duplicate of one you entered in 2012, inadvertently.

What a difference! There is a gentleman in Shapleigh who restores old headstones, and he had one this one when I found it,

Martha E Murray
Goodwin Merrifield Cemetery
Shapleigh Maine.

You interpreted her age as 6 Years, but as you can see from the renewed headstone, it should be 6 Months.

She would have been my Great Aunt.

Tom Murray
Added by Thomas Murray on Oct 06, 2016 1:35 PM
Pat Smith Petty
Ford Cemetery, Grafton, New Hampshire
Thanks so much, Bill, for photographing Ford Cemetery and taking the time to make a long sought after memorial for Philanthroph Johnson.

Pat Smith Petty
Added by Pat Smith Petty on Oct 01, 2016 9:05 PM
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!
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
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