|Bobby Hunt (#47510951)|
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I am a Navy veteran, special operations, retiring as a senior enlisted.|
Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson County, KY became a special place to me, due to its history of abuse and neglect. I tried to find some way that I could help ensure that those interred there were not forgotten, and decided to attempt to photograph every readable memorial within the cemetery as my own small way of honorably remembering those people buried there.
I have always believed that those at Eastern Cemetery belong with their families, no matter how distant the link. Feel free to contact me regarding photographs, entries, or about Eastern Cemetery. I have walked the entire cemetery, and crawled through heavy undergrowth in search of markers. I have also researched burial maps, burial records and databases for names, and have input any that I have found.
Feel free to use any of the memorial photos I've placed on findagrave without regard to giving me credit. Having my name in "lights" doesn't interest me. If there isn't a photo on an entry I made, that means it's from records and I haven't found a memorial.
Management of all records has been transferred to a friend, and I have requested that all created records also be transferred. I will no longer be involved in findagrave unless it has to do with Eastern Cemetery; I have finally given up on the website due to the emails from those only interested in numbers, claiming "ownership" of cemeteries, or just the general overall rudeness and apparent lack of common sense or intelligence of some. Findagrave, as a website, has lost its way.
"You have never lived 'til you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know."
United States Navy, Special Operations
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|Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland||1Lt Leonard L. Shapiro|
1Lt Leonard L. Shapiro, 2Lt Nathan H. Greenwood, S/Sgt Lawrence E. Rider, S/Sgt George F. Schulze and T/SgtRobert L. Waldrip were on board of their B-25 medium bomber of the 321st Bomb Group, attacking Gerbini airfield (Sicily)in support of operation Husky. It was 5 July 1943, when the plane went on its bomb mission when the plane was hit by Flak crashed, causing an explosion on impact, killing all men.
Their remains could not be identified and they were buried in the temporary American GELA cemetery in Sicily. They were buried in plot-grave I-101-1204 [group burial], after the war their remains were repatriated and buried in grave E-246 of the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Kentucky.
I am writing a mansucript for a possible book about the GELA Cemetery and hope to finish it this year . I would like to use the picture you took of their grave. Of course you will be credited and notified when the book is finished.
Can I have your permission
|Joey Alexander||RE: Susan Elkins|
You've been a big help even if it turns up as no relation just by responding. Thank you
|Joey Alexander||Susan Elkins|
Do you have any other information on Susan Ferguson 73940297? I see in the picture that there is a tombstone next to hers, do you know whose name is on it? I am trying to locate my GG Grandparents markers on here. She was Married to a Bill Riley and had 1 daughter ( maybe more ) named Opal Riley. Any info would be appreciated
|Elsie Gambrel||RE: Just|
I'm so very sorry about your Dad. I know how it feels to love you loved ones. I haven't been to Eastern in a long time maybe when it gets warm I'll go again. Take care.
|Elsie Gambrel||Just "calling"|
Just wanted to say hi and make sure you were okay. Have a great and hopefully warm day.
|Sandra St Clair||RE: re: Martha Childers at Eastern|
Thank you Bobby.Right now I don't know if any of the other Childers buried there are related to me at this time but I am working on it. Sorry to hear that your no longer the keeper of Eastern. thank is how I saw you since you have done so much to bring life back into the place and get names and photos. My great great grandmother is buried in the Childers lot ( the one with the tall headstone that says Childers and has 4 sides , she is right next to it but no headstone but now I know why she was buried there but wish there was a stone for her . but the past is the past but I know where she lies and I can visit her and leave flowers .There are quiet a few Childers buried there and I have a feeling they are all related to each other in one way or another . Right now I don't know how far down the line I am going with them.
Thank you for your time my friend
|Sandra St Clair||re: Martjha Childers|
Thank you so very much Bobby for transferring my great great aunt over to me. It's nice to know where my great great grandfather's sister is buried even t hough there is no headstone. Eastern is a very special to visit and I am so glad that you are there taking care of it .
|Sandra St Clair||re: Martha Childers|
I forgot to tell you that her memorial page number is
|Sandra St Clair||re: Martha Childers at Eastern|
Good afternoon Bobby . We have talked before in email when you saw where I was claiming some requests for Eastern and you wrote how hard it was to find someone and how the stones are missing or broken and how you have walked the place many times taking photos. Well I am writing you because I know my great great grandmother was buried in the Childers lot ( the one with the tall headstone ) well since we last talked and I began searching for my g g grandfather on my dad's side and after months found out who is dad was and his mother and his brother and sisters . Then I had to connect the dots some more and found out that his mother remarried a Elias Childers who is buried at Cave Hill and they had several children and that my g g grandfather sister Martha married Elias Childers brother David. I know he is buried at Eastern and some of the others that I know are there in the Childers lot. I contacted Rhonda who had them and she turned 5 of them that I know is my ancestors but she couldn't turn over Martha Childers memorial page because she told me you still have hers. Would you consider turning hers over to me , she is my great great Aunt and I would love to have all of my family together even if there is no headstone . Also by any chance do know about the lawsuit that some of the Childers brought against Cave Hill? I had seen it but now can't find it and don't remember where I saw it on Ancestry. I thought that was interesting to read. I don't know how many others of the Childers I am related to at this time that are in Eastern. I did find my g g grandmother Eliza Childers at Cave Hill, Childers was her second husband, her first husband was Abel Powell and she married Elias Childers in 1855. I am going to visit Cave hill and hope there is a headstone for her , Elias does not have one but i know what section he is in .
Are you still searching and taking photo's ? Happy hunting
Sandra St Clair
Found one for you I missed...maybe Jeff will put his photo on there.
Hope you are doing well...we haven't been above 0 in 2 weeks up here.
Added by ShaneO on Dec 15, 2013 7:18 PM
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