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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 1 year, 10 months, 8 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 (115)[Leave Message]
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
Maria Russell
RE: Uvalde Cemetery
Bill, here are the names and dates of the year only when you create the memorials you can add the dates.
Charles E. Acree -1875 1949
Ida Nelson 1878-1977
Walter R. Strum. 1904-1991
Irene A. Strum..1908-2009
Dolores A. Strum 1931, not death date

double stone
William R. Strum 1929-2010
Nancy Strum 1933 2010
All these are in a family plot, and a big family stone with both surnames.
We did not find the Oldham, so that will be next trip. When you create the memorials for the ones above, request a photo, so I fulfill the request.
Added by Maria Russell on Apr 25, 2015 12:15 AM
Maria Russell
RE: Uvalde Cemetery
Hi Bill,
You can create the memorials for the Strums and Ecree. I took several photos today. They have family plot.
Let me go check the names so you can created the memorials and then I can add the photos.
Added by Maria Russell on Apr 24, 2015 11:50 PM
RE: William and Florence Booth
You're very welcome, Bill. I'm glad you liked the photos and it was my honor.
Added by Lleeah on Apr 22, 2015 7:47 PM
Brenda Alderman
RE: Kimmie Parmelee
You're welcome. It was just my luck as the sprinklers were on, so I cropped out the water at the top.
Added by Brenda Alderman on Apr 22, 2015 6:46 PM
Aaron S.
RE: Ralph Lobdell
Great would be happy to put info
in to her memorial
Added by Aaron S. on Apr 19, 2015 2:19 PM
Aaron S.
RE: Ralph Lobdell
Your welcome. Also created a memorial for his wife Lena while I was there.
Added by Aaron S. on Apr 19, 2015 11:57 AM
Desert Angel
Emmet and Edna Lobdell
Thank you the edit info
Added by Desert Angel on Apr 12, 2015 11:52 PM
Melvin L. Halterman
RE: Willard C. Halterman
Good Morning Bill,

I'm not totally sure if I'm related or not. I also noticed the memorial I posted is a duplicate. I've sent the information I have posted to Find A Grave to be added to the original memorial. The publisher of the original memorial is deceased.

Thanx, Mel
Added by Melvin L. Halterman on Mar 31, 2015 7:05 AM
Tati Andersson
RE: John and Mildred Lane
Good evening Bill,

Check caption I had posted with marker detailed inscription and service period.
The 307th Engineer Battalion was first constituted on 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 307th Engineers and organized at Camp Gordon, Georgia 27 August 1917 as a unit of the 82nd Infantry Division. This unit participated in 3 World War I campaigns: Meuse-Argone, St. Mihiel and Lorraine. It was demobilized on 17 May 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey.

Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Mar 25, 2015 8:57 PM
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