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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 2 years, 10 days
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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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Messages left for Bill Norman (124)[Leave Message]
Pam Kerschner
Margaret Kinney Memorial
Bill, I transferred her to you. Sorry about my mistakes.
Added by Pam Kerschner on Jul 02, 2015 8:49 AM
Jim Herman
The Uninformed
I'm sorry it has taken me a while to respond to your headstone photo request.

The guy, a F-a-G volunteer who fails to do his homework, although a Nobel cause and a Marine, who created the memorial and the burial location I am looking for, has caused this delay.

Meanwhile, my wife appreciated the special breakfast she got while looking for his gravesite.

After some "legwork", I found where the guy is buried and will have a headstone photo soon.
Added by Jim Herman on Jun 28, 2015 9:16 AM
Stacey Shaw
Charles Hoinville Photo Request - Oakridge Cemetery
Hello! I came across his grave tonight when I was walking around trying to fulfill another photo request. What luck! He's in Section 3. Also there are his parents William 10/15/1832-3/11/1899 & Margaret Hoinville 4/24/1842-1/21/1916, his sister Catherine Randall 7/28/1872-12/21/1945 & husband Edward 7/25/1867-7/4/1919 and their children John C. Randall 1896-1945 & Ethel Lindmark 1894-1922. Bad news....due to the angle of the sun the pics I took didn't come out great so I'll have to go back. Should be within the next week or so. Best Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey Shaw on Jun 27, 2015 8:28 PM
RE: Hazel Kerlikoske Headstone Photo

I sent you an email Bill.
Added by Scout on Jun 25, 2015 11:00 AM
Sharon Snow
RE: Ellen Purdue Dowell

I'm afraid I didn't add Ellen's maiden name "Purdue". Find-a-grave now makes it possible for other contributors to make corrections to existing memorials they didn't create. I only added Ellen's memorial to F.A.G. after visiting North Union Cemetery in 2011, I'm not related to Ellen Dowell. I'm not sure who added the maiden name for her or when.

Sorry I'm not able to help you further,
Added by Sharon Snow on Jun 19, 2015 8:43 PM
Julie Haws
RE: Jay and Hazel Butler
You are welcome. I just happened to be in the Driggs Cemetery and had taken the picture and then noticed you had a photo request. I have Butlers in my ancestry. Hazel is the first page I ever set up. I'm glad I did it right. You may take the page over if you'd like to. I'd transfer it to you, no problem. Or we can leave it like it is. I approved the edits you put in.
Added by Julie Haws on Jun 19, 2015 8:08 PM
Ross Woolsey
Vera Norman
You can add the headstone picture to this memorial.
Added by Ross Woolsey on May 31, 2015 9:20 PM
Linda Summers Evans
RE: Clarence Marion Jenkins
You are right about his wife. I think I might have typed in the wrong last name for her. When I put these in, you couldn't link them to family members. I tried to put parents and spouses in the notes. There have been a few I just plain got mixed up. I had him linked to the correct spouse, just hadn't taken out the notes. Thanks for contactacting me.

Linda Evans
Added by Linda Summers Evans on May 18, 2015 5:20 PM
D. & J. Altman
RE: Roger E. De Moss
Yes, you may use the photo as you have requested.
Good luck in your research.
D & J Altman
Added by D. & J. Altman on May 09, 2015 8:51 AM
Renee Hogue
Cody Norman
Hi Bill,

The Norman/Nickell family is my husband's. I have responded to your email.

Added by Renee Hogue on Apr 25, 2015 7:56 AM
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