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Bill Norman (#48163127)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Sedona, Arizona, back before it was "discovered." I still consider Sedona to be my hometown even though I no longer live there.

In 1965 I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I was a Recon Marine, serving with 1st Recon Bn in Viet Nam and with 2nd Recon Bn at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. I received my Honorabe Discharge from the Corps in 1971.

My primary focus in Find A Grave is to create new memorials, or add to existing memorials, for the Marines and Navy Corpsmen of 1st Recon Bn who fought the Battle of Hill 488 - those who died on the hill and those who have since passed on - plus the five Marines from Charlie 1/5, VMO-2 and VMO-6 who died coming to the rescue of their Recon brothers. Semper Fi.

My secondary focus is to create new memorials, or add to existing memorials, for the Marines of Recruit Platoon 145 - The Arizona Platoon - MCRD San Diego - 1965.

And finally I wish to locate and obtain photos of the graves of relatives in my personal family tree and also those in my wife's family tree, and to create new memorials when appropriate.
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 • 44 Memorials Added
 • 83 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
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Messages left for Bill Norman (28)[Leave Message]
L Weems-Hyatt
RE: Nelson Family
You are very welcome for the transfer. I see you grew up in Sedona. Did you know any of the Purtymun's?

Added by L Weems-Hyatt on Apr 18, 2014 12:52 PM
Jolene Chapman
Ida Nunn
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial. God Bless.
Added by Jolene Chapman on Apr 15, 2014 5:38 PM
William Fischer, Jr.
Manlove Memorials
Hi Bill

I'd be pleased to transfer to you the Manlove memorials in Amoret MO that you just sponsored since I am not kin.

Let me know.

Added by William Fischer, Jr. on Apr 10, 2014 8:54 PM
Jennifer Craig
RE: Katie Gaston Norman
So glad I can help! And thank you for sponsoring the memorial. I've done a little researching on all people buried in this particular cemetery as we did a cleanup of the cemetery awhile back, so it is a great feeling to be able to transfer these to family. Thank you!
Added by Jennifer Craig on Apr 07, 2014 9:16 AM
Michael V Drachman
RE: Norman Bernard Huebner

Thank you for those kind words, they mean a lot.

I am very happy and feel very privileged to honor another Veteran who did not get to come home... one who stood up,, signed up and set out to protect a way of life, liberty and privilege on foreign soil. Our way of life, our liberties, our freedoms are something we should never take for granted.. Visiting these sacred places reminds me of all that has been laid down for us.. Let us not forget.. let us teach our children well...

Take Care,
Added by Michael V Drachman on Mar 07, 2014 7:52 PM
Ben W. Hedges
Yes, you have my permission to use the photo of Ben W. Hedges at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Please use this line:

2013 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photo.

Good luck with your project.
Added by LKat on Jan 13, 2014 12:53 PM
Terry McKenna
RE: Isaac and Mrs. Tuttle
Glad you understand. I live nearby, and ride past on my bicycle often. I know the sexton pretty well and have gone over the records. After the civil war the cemetery was reorganized and ordered. Family plots were established. For the older graves it is not so easy. No records and the old brownstones have often exfoliated into nothing.
Added by Terry McKenna on Oct 30, 2013 12:01 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Helen Schellschmidt
I finally found the time to read your f.a.grave page & I think what you're doing is absolutely great. I fill all the photo requests from Robert S & Sue that I can get my hands on, they make requests for K.I.A.'s from WWII, and also from Baxter Fite III who covers the men from the Ill. inf. from the Peoria area in the civil war. I take my hat off to all 3 of ya.

Good luck with your research,
Added by Dan Ryan on Oct 27, 2013 4:11 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Helen Schellschmidt
Thank you Bill for taking the time to add the additional requests. I will get back over there & get the last one for Anna as soon as possible.
Added by Dan Ryan on Oct 27, 2013 3:46 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Helen Schellschmidt
You are welcome, glad I could help.
That would be great if you'd make requests for them but I will put them on either way.
Added by Dan Ryan on Oct 26, 2013 7:56 PM
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