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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
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     I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!


I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

I'm currently working on the States of New York & Maine:

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II


If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."


Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.


     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...


     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.


     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.


It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Wes Phinney
Ben Ehrlich '43
Transferred to you Thanks
Added by Wes Phinney on Jul 29, 2015 5:32 AM
Carolyn (Kym) Mader
Elizabeth Hollett Starkey
Thank you so much for transferring this memorial to me. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Carolyn (Kym) Mader on Jul 28, 2015 5:47 PM
Wes Phinney
Ben Ehrlich 1943
Was he buried in the Netherlands cemetery ?
Added by Wes Phinney on Jul 28, 2015 2:17 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Reunion
Thanks Russ for trying...another you by any chance know of any memorials for VP23 Navy soldiers
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jul 27, 2015 3:39 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Hi Russ...hoping you can help me...The VP23 stationed in Brunswick, ME just had a reunion this weekend. We are trying to find where some fallen sailors have been laid to rest. Thought you might be able to help me.

All died in the Azores on April 26, 1978 in a plane crash...there were 7 crew members. I've already located 4 of the 7. Here are the ones I can't locate.

Lt David Schwerstein
Ad1 Robert W Hasselbacher
At3 Weslie D Putnam

If you don't have any information on them or can't locate them either I'll certainly understand.
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Jul 26, 2015 8:50 PM
TSgt Oliver Edison Smiley
Thank you for updating his file. Charles
Added by Charles on Jul 26, 2015 11:21 AM
RE: PFC William C. Bogdon
You are welcome.
Added by konsavage on Jul 23, 2015 12:45 PM
Claire Zahn
RE: Harriet E. Converse
Thank you Russ!

Sorry for the length of time for a response! My computer died, had to get new one. Key board has a different feel so have to get used to it. Been without service for a month.

Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Claire Zahn
Added by Claire Zahn on Jul 22, 2015 2:31 PM
Kathy Manning
Corp Gilbert Paul Hamblin
Thank you for the bio info. It's been posted. :)
Added by Kathy Manning on Jul 13, 2015 9:19 AM
Audrey Lowe
RE: Carl Owen Hackett
Tx for note, Russ.... I feel that I know you....

I count myself doubly blessed because, as one of the last two remaining of the Hackett's I have somehow inherited much of Carl's 'artifacts' (if that is a proper word). I have had for many yrs. his Purple Heart, Mom gave it to me when I graduated HS as a teen. In the last 5- 6 yrs, I have rec'd his actual hand written 'last ltr home' to Mom, a real treasure. In it he told Mom, 'you won't be hearing from me for a while, but don't worry, I will be ok', (Guess he was shipping out, right?) With that also, photos of him as a teen, before he left. And last yr my Niece, Bless her, sent me his Flag. So u see, I feel he is still a real part of me & the Family.
You have helped me in a very personal way to put things together for my Brother Carl. How I appreciate you. Tx again, A.
Added by Audrey Lowe on Jul 12, 2015 9:14 AM
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