|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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|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
|Linda Claxton||RE: Vietnam Casualty Photos|
Happy to help. Just send me a list. =]
|Marcus Whitt||Do you know about this one? John Joseph Hooper|
I did not know if you knew about this one. He was from our unit in Vietnam.
|Jennifer Hoffman||Thank You|
I read your bio after following a link from a flower you left for a fallen soldier. I had no idea there was a project to do these things to honor the Vietnam Veterans and just wanted to let you know I think this is a wonderful and noble thing to volunteer your time to! My father served in Vietnam and while I don't know all the details but I know he was wounded at least twice and nearly escaped capture from what I can follow on his stories. May God Bless You!
|LADONNA GREER COLLETT||RE: Richard Cummins|
It wasn't there when I got the other one,but I can get it tomorrow.Just live about 10 minutes from the cemetery,so it would be no trouble.
|LADONNA GREER COLLETT||Richard Cummins|
Hi Billy,saw your request for Richard Cummins tombstone photo. I've been working with someone for awhile on this family,getting tombstone photo's added to their memorials. I added a full stone photo and a cropped down one of Richard's tombstone Nov.2013.Can you go ahead and delete your photo request?
|Marcus Whitt||James Clark Carlson Memorial-Stones River National Cemetery|
I took the photo of his headstone this morning. It was a little cool..about 14 degrees. If you have anymore in this cemetery please email me, will gladly go take them. I live just a few miles from the cemetery.
|Fay Elaine Young Chandler||RE: Sgt Sammy Bryan Bruce|
Thank you for the connections of Sammy Bruce to his parents. I wish I had a relative or someone who could go to those Del Rio & Laredo cemeteries. I actually live in Washington state. I grew up in the little town of Quemado , 36 miles south of Del Rio. We went to Del Rio all the time when I was kid. If I find a way to get photos at the Del Rio cemetery I'll pass the info on to you. Let's hope for good luck!.! Thank you again for the great memorial for Sammy Bruce and the other Vets too. It's so good someone and you care enough to remember their sacrifice !! Thanks: Fay C
|Nephele||Vietnam vet memorial|
I have transferred Phillips H. Jacobs to you, I found him on the wall. Can you add his info? Thanks. If it's all right with you, when I find one in the future, I will just transfer him to you. Let me know. If you don't want to keep them, you can transfer them back.
Added by Nephele on Jan 14, 2014 10:31 PM
|SLGMSD||Capt Charles Sargent "Charley" Moore|
Find A Grave Memorial# 122225598
Billy - I have added your bio for Captain Moore. Please note that I have removed the names of his wife, daughter and son as they are still living as per FindAGrave guidelines:
Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission.
It was interesting to read about how Captain Moore's helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire. My Dad was with the DOD and examined the helicopters recovered after being downed and returned stateside from Vietnam. He spent a lot of time with his Bible and in prayer on those days praying for the families of the young men who died and for the recovery of those who had survived.
Added by SLGMSD on Jan 14, 2014 4:35 PM
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