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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 14 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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 • 143 Memorials Added
 • 205 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 271 Photos
 • 62 Photo Requests
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 • 40 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 85 Sponsorships
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Kathy Holland, Gates to the Past Genealogy
RE: Wayne Herman Jensen
You're very welcome.
Added by Kathy Holland, Gates to t... on Oct 06, 2015 4:14 PM
RE: Walter Lee Armstrong
Mr. Norman, I am not a member of the family. I just saw the photo request and figured I could probably fill it. I walked around there for about an hour before finding the spot and when I did my camera had a malfunction and wouldn't take the photo. I snapped that one with my cell phone but when the weather is nicer(maybe November if we're lucky) I will get a high quality photo. I appreciate hearing from you and thank you for your service in the Marine Corps.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2015 6:34 PM
Brian Backes
RE: Zachmeier - Rounsville
Thank you for the correction. I have put both photos on the same memorial and deleted the extra. I do not know for sure if they are in the same plot, but I assume they are. There is only one listing for her under the Zachmeier name in the online grave locator, which also lists her Rounsville name.
Added by Brian Backes on Sep 02, 2015 4:50 PM
Robin W
RE: James A. Collins
FYI: there are two parts to the Roseburg VA cemetery on opposite sides of the river. Lat/long should get you to the correct one if needed.
Added by Robin W on Aug 20, 2015 9:16 PM
did i give you ronald meyer memorial.
Added by forsjord on Aug 02, 2015 1:48 PM
Wayne Franklin Kolinek

Thank you so very much for serving our USA! Also want to thank you for the excellent photo for Wayne's memorial. I appreciate you sending the edit for his birth date too.

Added by Sharla on Jul 29, 2015 4:40 PM
Kenneth G. Hughes
RE: Heineman Headstone
Hi Bill, I added the photo for Barbara (daughter) to her memorial. I did
add the photo to Fred. I am happy to have been able to fulfill your request. Take care, Kenny
Added by Kenneth G. Hughes on Jul 26, 2015 9:18 AM
Jim Cartwright
RE: Mary Alice Rothfuchs
Bill, sorry, I guess I posted the wrong picture. I have deleted it and added the correct photo.
Added by Jim Cartwright on Jul 21, 2015 12:33 PM
Sandy Schilling Payne
RE: David C. Horenberger
I photographed everything that was readable in the cemetery over the course of a few months in 2012. If there was any other marker, I almost certainly would've gotten it. If you zoom in, you'll see what looks like a bronze service medallion in front of the headstone. You would know better than I if that was provided by the VA or privately installed. I no longer live in Northern Virginia, but there are lots of volunteers who love going out to this cemetery. Perhaps a military headstone was added in the last few years?

I added his enlistment and release dates to the memorial.

Good luck with your Find a Grave projects. I think what you're doing is pretty cool.

Added by Sandy Schilling Payne on Jul 21, 2015 5:40 AM
Dan Francis
RE: Hoback Headstones
Glad To Help
Added by Dan Francis on Jul 11, 2015 8:06 AM
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