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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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Jeff Phillips
Wiswell, Henry & Mary

I have a link here for Prairie Home Cemetery in Richland Mi. where Henry & Mary Wiswell are buried but the cemetery records say they are in unmarked graves. This cemetery has been photographed & I have added that link.

Added by Jeff Phillips on Jan 25, 2015 10:59 AM
RE: Howard Albert Climie
You are most welcome and I'm glad to have assisted. Yes may may use the photos. CRob
Added by CRob on Jan 18, 2015 5:21 PM
Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
RE: Betty M. Foster
I agree. I have removed the link between Foster and Kundra. Thank you.
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Jan 04, 2015 4:38 PM
Penne Magnusson Cartright Hannum
RE: Betty M. Foster
No, I am sorry, I have no knowledge of this family. I only went by the headstone. Sorry.
Added by Penne Magnusson Cartright... on Jan 04, 2015 11:45 AM
Debbie Clark
RE: Willie Lee Lane
You are welcome ... also have photo of wife Ora Lee Lane if you need it as well. So sad to see condition of this headstone ... both were broken off "Lane" base & laying upside down on ground.
Added by Debbie Clark on Dec 30, 2014 9:57 PM
RE: Houston Photos
Concerning the Houston photos, you are certainly welcome to rotate / crop or whatever. I assumed that would happen.
In the past I have contributed with my SLR digital camera. I am getting used to the iphone app. I will try to edit the photos a little more next time. Yesterday it was lying on the ground in the rain trying to get the best shot.
Let me know if I can help with anything else here in the Columbia Gorge area. I have a special interest in genealogy.
Added by fredh on Dec 28, 2014 9:35 AM
John Patterson grave photo
I uploaded a photo to his memorial. Enjoy!
Added by Cab on Dec 23, 2014 8:08 PM
C. Bryan
RE: Sgt Thomas E. Rosser
Happy to help. You're very welcome.
Added by C. Bryan on Dec 13, 2014 2:50 PM
RE: Leona Whistler
I went back to the correction notice and approved the changes to include the middle initial "M" and the maiden name of "Parker". Then I went to her memorial and did an edit and changed the middle initial back to "H". Are we ok on this for now? If any changes to this come up please let me know. Thank you for your help and take care.

Added by FrankA. on Dec 05, 2014 4:24 PM
RE: Leona Whistler
Let me know what you come up with. It wouldn't be the first time a mistake was made on the stone. Take care.
Added by FrankA. on Dec 05, 2014 11:26 AM
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