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Bobby Hunt (#47510951)
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Bio Photo 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 most of my records has been transferred to a friend. 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.

To those who send a somewhat snarky message to my profile page, and don't have the courage to post your public message link or an email where I may contact you in a civilized manner, read the above paragraph.





"You have never lived 'til you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know."
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sheryl bultema
Alfred Grimes
Bobby,

Thank you ever so kindly for contributing the photo of my 3X great grandfather. It was a blessing to discover, and I am so grateful to you!

Sincerely,

Sheryl Grimes
Added by sheryl bultema on Feb 22, 2015 12:43 PM
Russell E Richardson
Alphonse Baldwin
Alphonse Baldwin in eastern cemetery. is my g g uncle. his parents are wm Baldwin 49788767 also buried there. his mother is Sarah e capps Baldwin also buried there. 49793140. all baldwins and raunsers buried in eastern are relataed to me.please attach Wm and Sarah Baldwin to ther son Alphonse. Bobby thank you.
Russ of Indiana.
Added by Russell E Richardson on Feb 20, 2015 12:25 PM
Hank Schaffner
Slater
Bobby, Marthina C slater was born abt 1812 in Culpepper Co. Va. She is my gg grandmother.Have any idea where the 1878 birth date came from?Thanks for posting her name. Hank Schaffner 270-828-2255 270-668-8089 classfab@bbtel.com Btw Have researched the Slater tree for over 30 years.
Added by Hank Schaffner on Feb 10, 2015 10:21 AM
obsessive journey
Angus Woods -
Thanks. I've added the update.
Added by obsessive journey on Jan 28, 2015 10:28 AM
Robin Blackshear
Snooping
Oh please, please do! When I've found some things others need to change, I've found some of mine as well! Some I've even had to send to edit@findagrave to merge because I don't have the ability to include all my extra finds onto the original. "Rolls eyes at self!"
Added by Robin Blackshear on Dec 29, 2014 8:24 AM
Jane Denny
photo
Thanks, Bobby, for the photo of Schoppenhorst gravestone. Because of your efforts, burial in Eastern Cemetery is confirmed. The old marker survived the years waiting for you to uncover. Appreciate!
Added by Jane Denny on Dec 25, 2014 8:43 AM
Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
Group Burial Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
dear Bobby, hope you are doing fine, merry Christmas and all the best for 2015 from Holland. We have been in touch before. I would like your permission to use a picture you took for my book project about the temporary American military GELA Cemetery in Sicily. My book is not finished yet, hope early next year.

I have the following for you:

The 316th Troop Carrier Group participated in operation Husky I (9 July 1943 - invasion of Sicily) with 33 C-47 transport planes, carrying elements of the 505th Regimental Combat Team. The Group lost two airplanes. One of the planes belonged to the 44th Squadron. The transport plane (tail number 42-23492)had a crew of four: Captain Lawrence D. Lichliter from Washington D.C. (pilot), Flight Officer Harry H. Pawlowski from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (copilot), Technical Sergeant Olin J. Thornburg from Lincoln, Nebraska (crew chief) and Sergeant John M. Leonard from Danbury, Connecticut (radio operator). After dropping the paratroopers, the plane was shot down by enemy fire. The plane crashed south of Creci Road at Santa Croce Camerina. The remains of the crew members were found in the wreckage. They were first buried by the infantry in an isolated grave. The men could not be identified individual and their remains were taken to the Gela Cemetery. Grave Registration Officers tried to identify the men, but this was impossible. The men received a Group Burial. They were buried in grave G-75-899 on 13 August 1943. After the war their remains were repatriated and reburied at a midway point from their homes in Grave E-80 (group Burial) of the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Kentucky.

Of course you will be credited and notified when the book will be finished
Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Dec 21, 2014 12:00 AM
Marcie Birk
RE: Howard Graham
Bobby,
That would be great. I've had to take a break from researching that side of my family. I'm planning a reunion for a different branch. I know Charles Birk Plot "on a lot of A Schaurer" Section B Range 1 Lot 8, Joseph A Gates Section 3 Lot 259 Grave 3. He is listed as being in the same section as Frank Birk, Margret Birk and Ruby Birk Gates. Also Howard Graham Section 7 Row 13 Grave 1. As you know, he doesn't have a headstone. I would really like to go back out there soon.
Added by Marcie Birk on Dec 18, 2014 8:23 PM
Marcie Birk
RE: Howard Graham
Bobby,
I am so sorry. I forgot I had requested a photo. I received information from UofL that stated he does not have a headstone. Actually, none of my family there has a headstone. I went one Saturday & looked a little bit. I wasn't able to find any of my relatives. Then I got side tracked by some stones that needed the weeds removed. Thank you for trying to find him though.
Added by Marcie Birk on Dec 18, 2014 6:06 PM
Joe Catlett DeStefano
Thank you!
Mr. Hunt, thank you for both your service to our Country, and to the families of Eastern Cemetery.
I very much appreciate the information you provided Adele about the goings-on at Eastern. I understand that you added my Gr-Gr-Grandfather's memorial (Find A Grave Memorial# 89357504, William Elzie Garrett) to the system based on records, but since there was no photo, it is highly likely that he is one of the numerous, ahem, "misplaced" remains? Hopefully, over the years the remains will be recovered, and the resting place adequately marked. For now, I'm thankful to know someone is doing something about caring for the place, since my distance precludes it. God bless.
Added by Joe Catlett DeStefano on Dec 07, 2014 1:14 PM
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