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Bill Norman (#48163127)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 4 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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 • 154 Memorials Added
 • 236 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 295 Photos
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 • 72 Virtual Flowers
 • 7 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 97 Sponsorships
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Julie & Ray
RE: Woodson Headstones
You are very welcome Bill - thank YOU for your service!!
Added by Julie & Ray on Oct 22, 2016 8:34 PM
Cindy Coffell
Donald Hammell
Thank you for the new information for Donald's memorial. I appreciate you! I did not know him or his family and would be happy to transfer this memorial to your care. Please let me know if I may do so.
Added by Cindy Coffell on Oct 19, 2016 4:34 AM
RE: Norman and Gauper Headstones
I searched again, and found no evidence of any military marker. Sorry.

Added by Geo on Oct 09, 2016 9:01 PM
Jenean Hamilton
RE: Witt Headstones
Thank you, you are very welcome! Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Oct 05, 2016 10:25 AM
RE: Posting Photo
Semper Fi. Absolutely, please feel free to use the photos. Others have done the same for me. Glad the are being used.
Added by kat on Oct 05, 2016 8:26 AM
RE: Norman and Gauper Headstones
I did not see evidence of any other marker. I will look again next time I am over there.
Added by Geo on Oct 02, 2016 7:36 PM
RE: Norman and Gauper Headstones
Welcome. Happy to help.
Added by Geo on Oct 02, 2016 5:25 AM
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
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