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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 1 year, 5 months, 26 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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 • 75 Memorials Added
 • 126 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 174 Photos
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 • 21 Virtual Flowers
 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
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Granite Mountain Marines (3)
My Norman Family (19)
Recruit Platoon 145 (14)
Verde Valley Marines (15)
Viet Nam Hill 488 (16)
World War II - France (5)
Messages left for Bill Norman (87)[Leave Message]
C. Bryan
RE: Sgt Thomas E. Rosser
Happy to help. You're very welcome.
Added by C. Bryan on Dec 13, 2014 2:50 PM
RE: Leona Whistler
I went back to the correction notice and approved the changes to include the middle initial "M" and the maiden name of "Parker". Then I went to her memorial and did an edit and changed the middle initial back to "H". Are we ok on this for now? If any changes to this come up please let me know. Thank you for your help and take care.

Added by FrankA. on Dec 05, 2014 4:24 PM
RE: Leona Whistler
Let me know what you come up with. It wouldn't be the first time a mistake was made on the stone. Take care.
Added by FrankA. on Dec 05, 2014 11:26 AM
Leona Whistler
I received a correction to change Leona's middle initial from H. to M. The stone photo reads with the middle initial as H. Do you have a better source than the stone? I just want to make sure before I make the change. Thank you.
Added by FrankA. on Dec 05, 2014 7:31 AM
Jeffrey Shorf Sr.
RE: Johanna C. Schrambling
Your more than welcome.Glad I could help.
Added by Jeffrey Shorf Sr. on Dec 04, 2014 3:49 PM
Dave Hansen
RE: Normans and Houston
I'm glad I could assist. Good luck in your search for more family and for all those Marines. Thanks for your work.

Added by Dave Hansen on Nov 22, 2014 10:29 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Jack Becker
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Nov 22, 2014 7:02 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: William Boyce Norman
Bill I was in Weakley CO TN today and seen several Norman's there at the Wood Lawn cemetery.

Ok I do also know I think his name is Bob Norman in Calloway Co KY lives about a mile from me ok doubt if he is into genealogy ok haven't seen him in over 15 years at least but I think my mom knows how to contact him ok since William was in Calloway CO KY then he might be related
Added by Craig Thweatt on Nov 22, 2014 6:04 PM
Maryanne A. McCracken Highley
RE: Hollis Norman
I'm not related to Mr. Norman, Bill. I had his full given name in my head at the moment and thought I'd add it in case someone was researching him.

I'm not as good at remembering things as I used to be! LOL

Added by Maryanne A. McCracken Hig... on Oct 29, 2014 5:49 PM
RE: Jean E Richards
Hi Bill
You're very welcome. It's my pleasure to help with pictures whenever I can.
Added by Serendipitytoni on Oct 28, 2014 9:57 AM
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