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.
RE: LaVera J Pfalzgraf Norman, Sorry I happened to be at the cemetery yesterday for a funeral and took some pictures while I was there. I did not take a pictures of her husband's grave. I will be back again sometime to the cemetery, however I do not know when. If you put in a request It will remind me to get one for you when I'm there again.
Michael Lee Hazelton No I'm the baby of the family born on 6/17/82. Unfortunately don't think we ever met. My dad never really talked about his Vietnam experience much all he'd really say was he lost a lot of good friends there.
RE: Robert Arthur Johnson No problem. Someone else will probably end up checking on it from here, as it will be a while before I am out that way again. Most of the requests seem to get answered pretty quickly.