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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, Michael V. Drachman 2000-2014 works for any of my bio's for personal use. (Pictures ).

Should you use my pictures and publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, post the link to the site here at Find A Grave.. even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site and Findagrave was never intended as such..

"I have a burr under the Saddle on this one" that being pay sites profiting from Volunteers work....


In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us, always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors and the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some gave all to secure our rights,liberties and freedom, 100's of thousands never came home....let us not forget as that would indeed make those, lives lost in vein...

A Nation which forgets its Defenders, will itself be forgotten ..

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Kipe Hammond
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Kipe's marker for me.
Added by sec412 on Dec 19, 2014 6:47 PM
dianne p.
Bertha Cituk
Bertha Cituk (nee Skrucha) 1896-9/19/1965,of 6700 Boston Ave., Graceland Park. wife of Antoni Cituk, mother of Miss Sophie Cituk, Geneva Novicki, Theresa Perseghin, Elizabeth Bara, Regina Carter and late Joseph Cituk. Buried in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore Sun, 9/20/1965
Added by dianne p. on Dec 17, 2014 10:31 AM
Michelle Chubenko
Thank You!
Thank you for photographing the headstone of Pvt. John Ferrarese of New Jersey!

Added by Michelle Chubenko on Dec 16, 2014 11:34 AM
Eli Zagarich
Thanks for the information on Eli. I did some research and found a reference saying that Eli's body was cremated in Grand Junction on or around the 25th of Jan. For now I have changed his burial information to reflect this.
Added by J on Dec 15, 2014 6:50 PM
Dan Phelan
Lorraine American
Hi Michael, are you still visiting Lorraine American? I've seen that you have added many names from the Wall and single graves. Do you have the Wall photos on file, or do (did?) you go take those on request?
I have two more names on the Wall there that Russ Pickett and I would like (Joseph A. Cituk, and Leo R. Worthington--both from Maryland), but we have 74 markers from Maryland casualties that we would like to get photos for. We've hit our limits for photo requests, so I'm trying different methods now.
I hope you don't mind my asking.

I was at Lorraine American last June taking all photo requests to date there before I met Russ Pickett. Had I know what he was working on at the time, I would have gotten all of the Maryland marker photos.
Thanks for your attention,
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD USA

Added by Dan Phelan on Dec 14, 2014 6:28 PM
Dan Phelan
William Bechtold
Hello again Michael,
Thanks so much for the photo of the name of William E. Bechtold on the Wall of the Missing. It is very much appreciated.
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD
Added by Dan Phelan on Dec 14, 2014 3:28 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Fred Nathan KINNE
Many thanks for finding and photographing Fred's marker and placing it on his memorial.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Dec 11, 2014 11:25 PM
Mary Jane Presley (Leese)
Thanks so much!
Added by Mary Jane Presley (Leese) on Dec 10, 2014 7:41 PM
Kerry Moser
David Ruben Beveridge
Oh... !! I misunderstood ...LOL no coffee yet.. LOL.. I will have to study on how to make it bold..
Added by Kerry Moser on Dec 05, 2014 8:25 AM
Esther Kinder
William Ray Wood
Dear Michael. The picture of Bill's headstone is wonderful. Thank you for putting the picture on his memorial page.
Added by Esther Kinder on Dec 05, 2014 8:17 AM
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