|Billy M. Brown (#46859520)|
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A member of the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Midland, Texas. I am researching all 228 men who died in Vietnam from 30 West Texas Counties. Project includes finding burial sites.|
I am also attempting to locate the final burial places and pictures of all Veterans who died in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund is in the process of building a new education center which will house the photos of all Vietnam casualties. I am involved in this project. If any one has a picture of a Vietnam casualty, please let me know.
I am attempting to add memorial tributes to those Vietnam deaths as I find them at findagrave. I am using data from many sources. One of the best is www.virtualwall.org. This is a copyrighted site. I have been a 10 year contributor and assist them when and where I am asked. I am not on their staff. I have obtained permission to utilize some of their material. That permission, however, is limited and does not give other contributors the permission to copy and use that material without obtaining authorization from www.virtualwall.org.
Other sources includes Department of Defense Form 1330 headstone request information. I do not have actual copies of these requests but do have means to obtain copies from other researchers such at www.virtualwall.org and Robert Sage of Austin, Texas. This information, however, was documented a short time following the death of the service member. There have been instances where a service member was disinterred and moved to another grave site at a later date. Some of the information gives a burial locale and not a specific cemetery. In those instances, the headstone was most often delivered to the Funeral Home, or when delivered to a family member, they made their own arrangements to the set the headstone.
Other sites that I utilize is the Wall Project at www.vvmf.org. This is the actual site of the Wall. Some of the information includes other contributors who have documented information there. I attempt to give credit as I can.
Other sites include www.thewall-usa.com. Finally, I have utilized information from family, friends and acquaintances to document the Vietnam casualty's final resting place. Invaluable is the contribution of the findagrave community. These volunteers have assisted in actually locating and documenting burial sites.
There are occasionally errors and omissions, but I will correct that when I receive creditable information.
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for your effort doing this and honoring these honorable men! BILL RIGNEY SENDS. BT
Added by MIDWAY41 on Apr 21, 2014 1:32 PM
|decendent sons||george w montgomery|
thank u so much for remembering george he was my hero i still miss him a lot
|SGC||Photo of Kent Eichbauer|
Billy, thank you for your work w/Kent Eichbauer's memorial. Kent was ahead of me in high school and his brother Steve was my class. I talked to his sister-in-law about a photo of Kent in his uniform. The one she gave me was a copy of a well worn photo. Just wanted to let you know I posted the photo. Still trying to obtain a photo of my cousin, Sunny. He was Navy. Thanks again.
Added by SGC on Apr 06, 2014 3:11 PM
|Graver Gal||Sgt. Fred W. Pack|
Thank you for leaving the info and the flower for Fred Pack.
I just found his obit to add more information and noticed your kind words. I added them to his bio.
Thank you again.
|Susan Nelson||Thank You Honoring Our Vets|
Ran across your post on the findagrave.com memorial site of Ronald Alton Wilson. I visited his grave in Florida last summer and had the flowers placed that are in the photograph. Robert Fowler, who hosts his memorial here, has been most kind to me. If I can help you as to Ronnie, please let me know.
|Dee Green||Vietnam Vet - Charles Howard Schelling|
Hi, Billy -
I was looking around in the cemeteries on findagrave.com in my home town area (Humboldt County) and noticed you had added Duane Davis (the brother of one of my high school classmates) and clicked to read about you. Thanks for adding Duane.
Seeing that you are trying to find the final resting place of other Vietnam era vets, I remembered another classmate, Charles Schelling, who I went through elementary and high school with as well as attending the same church. I did some research on ancestry.com and located his funeral notice so I have added him to findagrave.com. I looked in my school yearbooks and he does not have a senior picture but is in our junior yearbook. I still need to scan the photo and add that to his page.
If you look at it and see anything you would like to add from a vet's perspective, please send me an edit.
Thanks for all you're doing to document our Vietnam vets and thank you for your service.
|Nephele||Memorial transfers Vietnam vet|
I have transferred Larry Joe Meador to you. I found him on the wall.
Added by Nephele on Mar 17, 2014 10:59 PM
|Dee Henry||PFC Henry Charles Ramsey|
PFC Henry Charles Ramsey #16517173
|Dee Henry||PRC Henry Charles Ramsey|
You left flowers on my cousin's memorial, I wanted to Thank You!
|Nephele||Found another Vietnam vet on the wall|
I don't know if you have found this one. I've been transcribing obituaries for Family Search Indexing and came across Captain Carl J Winter #81752339. I have kept a copy of his obituary if you would like it.
Added by Nephele on Feb 13, 2014 3:40 PM
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