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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 3 years, 3 months, 3 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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 • 153 Memorials Added
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 • 72 Virtual Flowers
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Cheryl White
Matthew McMichael
I have updated Matthew's page in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS, and also those of his wife, daughter, and another McMichael couple, John D. and Mary Clark McMichael.
Thank you so much for your edits.
Added by Cheryl White on Sep 08, 2016 5:19 AM
Michelle McRoy
Michael Lee Hazelton
Thank you so much for posting the photos of my dad. My mom and dad married in 1968 when he was stationed in NC. I was born in 1970 and they divorced a few years later so I never got to really see him except when I was 17 years old when I visited him in Arizona.

Thank you for your service and for sponsoring his page!!
Added by Michelle McRoy on Aug 02, 2016 2:10 PM
RE: Memorial# 57827989
In between Ancestry subscriptions right now. Not related to the BLAKE family. Would you like me to transfer Memorial# 57827989 and/or Memorial# 57827769 to your care? Their headstone photos were taken "along the way" way back in 2010.
Added by AlongTheWay on Jul 18, 2016 10:20 AM
Memorial# 57827989
Thank you for the link to her mother! Great find!
Added by AlongTheWay on Jul 18, 2016 8:44 AM
Charlie O
RE: Henry Clay Norman Headstone
I have posted the photo that you requested as well as an enlarged photo of their picture that was on the stone.
Charlie O
Added by Charlie O on Jul 14, 2016 9:23 AM
Bonnie Johnson
RE: Simon and Ida Jensen
You're welcome Bill. I'm not related to the Jensens I volunteer to take pictures at local cemeteries.
Added by Bonnie Johnson on May 22, 2016 7:03 PM
hi bill
I haven't forgotten your photo request for Mr Bleak. Some day Ill revisit the Power cemetery and take that pic. Cheers.
Added by billcarr on Apr 26, 2016 9:54 AM
Mary Dolan
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.


Added by Mary Dolan on Apr 24, 2016 8:25 AM
shawn Hazelton
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.
Added by shawn Hazelton on Apr 13, 2016 10:47 PM
RE: Paul Biffel Whitely
I appreciate your enquiry but, no, I'm not related to Paul Whitely. I've known of Whitely families in the area for years but haven't known any of them personally.
Added by DBrown on Apr 13, 2016 11:19 AM
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