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Bill Norman (#48163127)
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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 (60)[Leave Message]
RE: Charles and Verde Burmister
I really appreciate your thank you. It was a pleasure getting the photo for you.

Added by BARBARA DIGGES on Sep 02, 2014 6:37 PM
Michael Upchurch
RE: Eva Tabor
You're welcome. Sorry I couldn't have been of more help.

Added by Michael Upchurch on Aug 26, 2014 1:48 PM
Ronald Meyer
Thank you for the photo of Ronald Meyer's grave marker. I truly appreciate it.
Added by wings214 on Aug 24, 2014 6:18 PM
Annemarie Gerace
RE: Jack Irby Ross
You are most welcome for the photo.

Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 22, 2014 3:44 PM
jan collins
hey = jan back
I read what you said about your service - my brother joined the marine corp in 1965 I think maybe late 1964 -- he served in Vietnam also - I am not sure what company he was in or anything -- and he died two years ago so I am unable to ask him --- anyway thanks for looking out for the guys. just in case you knew him - his name was Robert (bob) Emmett Collins from Layton Utah ---
Added by jan collins on Aug 18, 2014 11:08 AM
jan collins
RE: Richard Hickman Wootan
I found a death certificate for mr wootan - I do not recall seeing a gravestone when I was at the Patagonia cemetery - If I did I would have probably taken a picture of it along with the others. I called the city of Patagonia but they do not have records that go back to 1950 --- so I wish you good luck in your quest -- if I were you I would just add the entry for him into find a grave for the Patagonia cemetery because he is probably there - maybe without a marker. there is no record of him being buried in the nogales or the tubac cemetery which are somewhat in the neighborhood -- death certificate is here

Added by jan collins on Aug 18, 2014 11:03 AM
Woody R Tabor
Yes, you have my permission to use the photo. Thanks for adding the credit and thanks for asking.
Added by LKat on Aug 18, 2014 5:12 AM
Ricky Eade
RE: Troy Richard Goodwin
You are very welcome.
Added by Ricky Eade on Aug 16, 2014 9:11 PM
RE: Ralph A. Marshall
You are very welcome. My father is buried at SFNC, and it is always an honor to fulfill requests there.

Added by Sidney on Aug 05, 2014 6:17 PM
RE: Norman Bernard Huebner
Thanks Bill for the note,
I totally understand the frustration. My son is a Marine so I'm very aware the role ranks play.
Unfortunately Find a Graves position on this is:
Our military prefixes are not meant to be comprehensive. Initially, we tried this, but there are literally hundreds and hundreds of military prefixes in the US Military, alone. We started receiving hundreds MORE from contributors in other countries and, in the end, we decided to go with an abbreviated list of military prefixes rather than presenting our contributors with a massive list to choose from. We recommend choosing the closest option (e.g., choose 'sergeant' for 'staff sergeant'). We know this drives some military people crazy because it is not as technically accurate as it could be, but it is the compromise we have chosen.

So I would say use the closest or leave it off totally and put in the Bio area or Inscription area of the memorial.
Norman Bernard Huebner
Hi J,
I received your edit suggestion for Norman Huebner. I recently added TSgt as part of Norman's first name because, as you are aware, it is not available as a prefix. Sgt is the only prefix available. However, Sgt does not properly describe Norman's achievement in rank (which is properly described in the Inscription portion of his memorial). I am aware, of course, that using TSgt as part of his first name is not technically correct either, and may cause some confusion. I am therefore inclined to go back to my original position, which is to forgo any rank designation in his name. Thank you for your Edit suggestion.
Added by J W on Aug 04, 2014 8:54 AM
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