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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, (pictures ) for personal use .

Should you use them or 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.

"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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A Taylor
Henry Clay Nunley memorial picture
Thank you Michael for the great photo of Henry Clay Nunley's memorial. Your time and talent are very appreciated!
Have a blessed day,
Alice Taylor
Added by A Taylor on Nov 22, 2014 2:55 AM
Mel & Janet
Ancel Dewayne Hamberlin
Thank you very much for the terrific photo of my first cousins headstone. No memorial is complete without the headstone photo and you did a superior job.
Added by Mel & Janet on Nov 21, 2014 7:47 PM
Petra Morton
Michael N Morton
Thank you ...
Added by Petra Morton on Nov 13, 2014 7:19 PM
Raymond Lee Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by WalT on Nov 12, 2014 6:32 AM
RE: First Sergeant Franchard Hargis
Sorry, I meant his birth year.

Added by BParker on Nov 11, 2014 5:00 PM
RE: First Sergeant Franchard Hargis
Hi Michael,

The only picture I have is the one of the purple heart that I just randomly found. There is a message from a niece on his memorial and I sent her a message through Find A Grave. I have not heard anything back from her. She may not be an active Find A Grave member. According to her memorial message she knows and treasures what he did for our country. He must have been a very brave soldier. If I receive any info or pictures I will let you know.

I find it interesting that there is no a death date on his cemetery cross.

Barbara Parker
Added by BParker on Nov 11, 2014 2:28 PM
First Sergeant Franchard Hargis
Hi Michael,

I am THRILLED with the military grave picture located in Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial! Thank you so much as it comes to me on this special day, Veteran's Day!! It will proudly be on my PARKER family tree, giving you the credit!

Thank you,
Barbara Parker
Added by BParker on Nov 11, 2014 10:28 AM
Ralph Sheeler
Thanks for the picture of Ralph Sheeler's name on the Wall of the Missing at St Avold Cemetery.
Added by George on Nov 11, 2014 8:25 AM
Sandy Vandertol
Joel Vruggink # 27571526
Thank you Michael for your wonderful and moving photo of the Vietnam Memorial Wall on this page.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Nov 10, 2014 8:54 AM
PFC Douglas Frank Parkus
I can't possibly express to you our gratitude in having this lovely photo for our family album. With your permission I will post it to our family tree at Ancestry with appropriate copyright & credit to you & Find A Grave with the IP address. With our grateful thanks, NikB & Family.
Added by NikB on Nov 08, 2014 12:01 PM
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