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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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 • 140 Memorials Added
 • 202 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 265 Photos
 • 61 Photo Requests
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 • 22 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
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Messages left for Bill Norman (129)[Leave Message]
Sharla
Wayne Franklin Kolinek
Bill,

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.

Blessings,
Sharla
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.
Jim
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.

Sandy
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
Pam Kerschner
Margaret Kinney Memorial
Bill, I transferred her to you. Sorry about my mistakes.
Added by Pam Kerschner on Jul 02, 2015 8:49 AM
Jim Herman
The Uninformed
I'm sorry it has taken me a while to respond to your headstone photo request.

The guy, a F-a-G volunteer who fails to do his homework, although a Nobel cause and a Marine, who created the memorial and the burial location I am looking for, has caused this delay.

Meanwhile, my wife appreciated the special breakfast she got while looking for his gravesite.

After some "legwork", I found where the guy is buried and will have a headstone photo soon.
Added by Jim Herman on Jun 28, 2015 9:16 AM
Stacey Shaw
Charles Hoinville Photo Request - Oakridge Cemetery
Hello! I came across his grave tonight when I was walking around trying to fulfill another photo request. What luck! He's in Section 3. Also there are his parents William 10/15/1832-3/11/1899 & Margaret Hoinville 4/24/1842-1/21/1916, his sister Catherine Randall 7/28/1872-12/21/1945 & husband Edward 7/25/1867-7/4/1919 and their children John C. Randall 1896-1945 & Ethel Lindmark 1894-1922. Bad news....due to the angle of the sun the pics I took didn't come out great so I'll have to go back. Should be within the next week or so. Best Regards, Stacey
Added by Stacey Shaw on Jun 27, 2015 8:28 PM
Scout
RE: Hazel Kerlikoske Headstone Photo

I sent you an email Bill.
Added by Scout on Jun 25, 2015 11:00 AM
Sharon Snow
RE: Ellen Purdue Dowell
Hi,

I'm afraid I didn't add Ellen's maiden name "Purdue". Find-a-grave now makes it possible for other contributors to make corrections to existing memorials they didn't create. I only added Ellen's memorial to F.A.G. after visiting North Union Cemetery in 2011, I'm not related to Ellen Dowell. I'm not sure who added the maiden name for her or when.

Sorry I'm not able to help you further,
Sharon
Added by Sharon Snow on Jun 19, 2015 8:43 PM
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