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Bio Photo Thankful for Find a Grave as I feel it brings us closer to those we know who have passed on. I hope I can be of help to anyone who might be looking for a loved one.

I am a native New Mexican. Having lived in all 4 time zones, I currently reside in Northern California.

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James Richards
CPT Edwin Bacon

CPT Bacon is not buried on Fort Bragg, he is buried on Fort Knox. :)

I photographed his headstone and created his memorial in FindaGrave a few years ago (see memorial #51611936). Tonight I discovered the problem at Fort Bragg, so I wrote them a note referring them to his memorial with the photo, to make sure they didn't doubt it I cited his death certificate ( showing death and burial at Fort Knox. Apparently, he had a heart attack.

Hope that is good news for you! In my research, I also found that he enlisted in the Army on March 14, 1942. I think the ASU was an air scheduling unit, associated with the airfield on the post. They must not have lasted very long. I found only one reference to an ASU on the web: A book, Arming the Nation for War: Mobilization, Supply, and the American War Effort, page 250 - 251.
Added by James Richards on Feb 14, 2017 6:31 PM
Douglas Withers
Pvt John Cooper
Inre to ur msg - Aleutian Islands in 2013
I was reading your bio and saw here you mentioned the men who were on the Aleutian Islands. I watched a show on the History Channel last night about them. What a hard place to be stationed. The conditions were awful. I will be interested to read about the men that are include
I would like any info on Pvt John Cooper. He was in th Aleut but have no other info on his assignment or unit. I knew that the Japs on there also, and was he involved.

Doug Withers Ret-USAF
Added by Douglas Withers on Feb 14, 2017 9:04 AM
John Balavac #56245444
I just uploaded two photos in response to you photo request. The detail pic seems to be okay but I am not happy with the picture of the marker. I have no idea what happened. I took 100s of pics that day and this is the only problem I am aware of. The next time I am in Tunis (could be years), I will try to take a new pic. Feel free to open another photo request in case someone else does any work there. Paul
Added by paulofannandale on Nov 19, 2016 9:41 PM
Don R Haynes
RE: Myrtle Brooks Watkins
Myrtle Brooks Watkins is buried in County Sect, Blk 70 Row C Lot 15 and Mamie Lois Brooks Gabbert is also in County Sect, Blk 70 Row C Lot 14.
Tucumcari Memorial Park Burials by
C. W. Barnum 6/15/2007
Looks like they are buried next to each other. I have sent a correction to the memorial owner on both.
Sounds like you are telling me that the family is familiar with the "2" graves. I am convinced he was buried in Potosi, close to his parents. I am getting more convinced that the top portion (spire) which is now missing, was stolen (vandals) and left somewhere and then found and ended up in the Fort Phantom Cemetery because no one knew where it came from.
This is a far out theory, but so is the thought that there were 2 William E Brooks with the same birth and death dates or someone in the family had him moved to the Fort Phantom Cemetery where no other relatives are buried.
I specialize in cemetery research and enjoy solving mysteries. I have some others working on this and would appreciate being able to communicate with Myrtle Brooks Watkins' son, if he would contact me.

Don R Haynes
Stamford, Texas
Added by Don R Haynes on Nov 11, 2016 6:17 PM
Don R Haynes
Myrtle Brooks Walker
Myrtle Brooks Walker Find A Grave Memorial# 128458059. I see where you added a family photo to Myrtle's memorial. She is the daughter of William E Brooks 1874-1922. I am doing some research on her father William E Brooks. There are grave markers for Mr Brooks in 2 different cemeteries 27 miles apart. One is in the Potosi Cemetery in Taylor County Texas, Find A Grave Memorial# 121199071 and the other is in the Fort Phantom Cemetery in Jones County, Texas, Find A Grave Memorial# 48698880.
I was wondering if you have any information on William E Brooks.

Don R Haynes

Added by Don R Haynes on Nov 11, 2016 9:37 AM
Laurie Large
RE: SSgt William Will
So sorry but that's what was on find a graves request Wm Will who died in 1966. I just checked the records for Mt Vernon they are not showing any Wm Will buried there who was born in 1944.
Added by Laurie Large on Oct 11, 2016 3:48 PM
RE: SMN Joseph G. Krywicki
Wish the headstone was cleaner but this cemetery is heavily shaded, surrounded by heavy woods which makes for a moist environment.

This memorial was special to me because I was in the US Navy for six years. I didn't know the memorial story when I took the picture, but it is awe inspiring.
Added by jamerichy on Sep 30, 2016 4:10 AM
Susan Dodson #166758821
When taking the photo for Susan I found that Shelby M. Dodson was in the same Niche. So I checked to see if there was a Memorial page and there already was but it has a stone marker, not the mauseleum.
If you would like the photo I will send it to you, if you send me an email. Linda
Added by Linda on Jul 23, 2016 10:12 PM
randal nichoalds
rowland dodson
I changed the county I believe it was only done was death certificate info and when more then one in a state it is not clear.

thanks and corrected.
Added by randal nichoalds on Jul 09, 2016 8:42 PM
RE: Patrick Skeet
Thanks for the message. I see it is not the proper orientation but I have been unable change it. I contacted Find a Grave for instructions since they control/approve all cemetery photos. The original photo I took is in proper orientation. I had a bunch of them do the same thing when I downloaded them around the same time. I'll get it fixed as soon as they get back to me. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention. Boomer
Added by boomer on Jun 30, 2016 10:29 PM
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