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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 2000-2015 works for any of my bio's for personal use. (Pictures ).

Should you use my pictures and wish to publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, Post the link to the site here at Find A Grave..

Please remember that even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site, posting pictures there, or similar pay sites, transfers your ownership, like FB. This is mentioned (in very fine print) in all of their disclosures.

Findagrave was built by thousands of volunteers who's time was donated for the benefit of family members and friends,,who in many cases are not able to visit the resting places of their family members. These efforts were always intended to be free of charge and should remain that way,,,,,

"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.

Never forget the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some giving all to secure our rights, liberties and freedoms.

Remember the 100's of thousands soldiers who never came home, many who lie in a unmarked graves, never found or a foreign cemetery as that would indeed make those lives,, lost in vein... Reach out,, honor a Veteran.

Allow us not to embrace any politician. aristocrat, celebrity, who in the name of change, forgets or attempts to direct us to think otherwise..

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

.. God bless America..

"Remembering another Hero"

Christopher (Chris) Scott Kyle 1974 ~ 2013

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Larry Grossaint
Thank you so much for the wonderful headstone photo that you added to the memorial for Larry Grossaint. I really appreciate all of your help.
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Feb 25, 2015 4:12 PM
Danielle Williams Antczak
RE: Lewellen,Michael Thomas
Thank you for posting his obit ~ Have a Wonderful day!
Added by Danielle Williams Antczak on Feb 21, 2015 1:09 PM
Deborah Babin
Thank You
Thank You for your kind efforts. I did a random search of my fathers name and found this record. I am touched deeply by your commitment. Yes, he is buried in Salt Lake City, Utah and I have been able to visit the grave sight twice in my life. It is so amazing to actually see the grave stone here.
I have quite a story about my life and his part in it. I am considering writing a book.
Thanks again
Deborah (Anderson) Babin
Added by Deborah Babin on Feb 17, 2015 9:28 AM
findagrave Laurinda Bloor
I took off the Bishop name. Must be a reason it was not in her obit or gravestone.

Thank you,
Added by Rhonda on Feb 12, 2015 11:27 PM
Denise Kellam
RE: Ray, Mary Jane
Thank you for looking. I will check into it.
Added by Denise Kellam on Feb 12, 2015 5:18 PM
RE: Muir
You're correct, it's located in the Aultorest Memorial Park. I have no way of knowing how many crypts the county owns, or how many people are interred in each crypt. I do not believe the mortuary or the county would give me that information because it's none of my business. I take it by your inquiry that you're concerned because these two gentlemen were veterans. I suspect there are probably other veterans in the same situation. I can assure you that the Mausoleum where they are located is a very nice place and is well cared for. I read at the second Find A Grave memorial for Robert Muir that 13 veterans had been located at a local mortuary but the remains could not be relocated to the Utah Veterans Memorial. I assume all, or most of them, are located in county owned crypts. I do not know the politics, but Robert probably should not be moved because his wife is also at Aultorest. They probably should remain close together, even if he is in an unmarked crypt.
Added by Ron on Feb 11, 2015 10:06 PM
Mike, thanks for the update and the temp, you are more than welcome to put them up if you have them.

Added by Mac on Feb 11, 2015 4:15 AM
John Webber
Yes thank you for all you do in this place of rest. I have been part of the UTARNG for a good while now and volunteer as a family history consultant to several of the Soilders, I work with. Many of them have family buried there. They are interested as far as knowing where and seeing the markers. Having the photos to see more often then not generates more intrest. I work up there every so often and enjoy it.

from a fellow Soldier.
Added by John Webber on Feb 09, 2015 12:27 PM
Sunflower Lady
Marie Evans
Thank you for adding Marie's bio to her memorial #113115130. You are very efficient. Are there instructions anywhere that I can learn how to add names as you did mine at the bottom of her bio so others can just click on it? I have seen this before but do not know how to do it.

Added by Sunflower Lady on Feb 05, 2015 8:57 AM

That would be great. I was going to head out there today or tomorrow but not a problem if you have them. Thanks for letting me know. If I see request for that in the future I will be sure to leave them for you. You can email to if you want to.

Added by Michael on Feb 04, 2015 8:25 AM
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