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Russ Pickett (#46575736)
 member for 15 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo      I enter records here on Find A Grave for two reasons: First to help others find the graves of lost family members and second to remember our War Hero's who have "Given Their All" for our country!

When creating bio's for our war veterans I strive to make them as "accurate" as possible using all the records I can find for them.

An American by birth, A Soldier & Christian by choice, and a proud American patriot!

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Neglected graves are a shameful thing!

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."
General of the Armies, John J. Pershing

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Some think the reason I put a link to this page on bio’s that I worked on for the below soldiers & sailors is because I want to be noticed. “Not True”. I do it because I want to take responsibility for what I’ve written in case there are questions. Simple as that.

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I've completed the following States displaying World War II Soldiers & Sailors who died during the war:

Delawareans Who Gave Their All - WW II

Mainers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Marylanders Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Hampshirites Who Gave Their All - WW II

Vermonters Who Gave Their All - WW II

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I'm currently working on Connecticut, the District Of Columbia, New York & Wyoming:

Connecticuter's Who Gave Their All - WW II

District Of Columbia's Who Gave Their All - WW II

New Yorkers Who Gave Their All - WW II

Wyomingites Who Gave Their All - WW II

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Not A Word Spoken - None Needed
Support Our Veterans!!

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If you'd like me to fix any of the records that I maintain ... please click on the "Edit" button on the top right of the record, click on "Suggest a Correction" ... Enter your note and/or correction and I'll fix them as quickly as possible.

When requesting a transfer use the edit tab on the memorial and follow the below from F-A-G.

From F-A-G

"Explain your relationship in the request! Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred. Keep in mind that the original contributor may also be related to the memorial and may not make the transfer. Bulk surname requests should not be made."

Also note from FAG rules:

"No photos of obituary's are allowed, No bio's in flower sections are allowed. The record added to the right cemetery first may stay and the burial unknown will be deleted regardless of the dates.

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     I'm currently working on updating and entered Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II. To see more on this project please click on my website below...

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     I originally started researching my Family Tree when my oldest son, Chris, came home from school one day and said that they had to write up their family tree as a project. This, of course, led me to many cemeteries and I quickly became interested in them also.

I've always enjoyed history and the two fell together.

     Again, If I've created a record that someone needs deleted (since some families do not want their loved ones on the internet) or that you want me to update please let me know and I'll be glad to update it for you.

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It's the SOLDIER,
not the reporter who has given us Freedom of the Press...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the poet, who has given us Freedom of Speech...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the campus organizer, who has given us the Freedom to Demonstrate...

It's the SOLDIER,
not the lawyer, who has given us the Right to a Fair Trial...

It's the SOLDIER who:
SALUTES THE FLAG,
SERVES UNDER THE FLAG
and whose COFFIN IS DRAPED BY THE FLAG.

Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

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Family Forever
Gomer Ruhlman
Photo taken by my son, Noel C. Bowman, US Navy veteran, on a trip to France the week of Oct 9th, 2017.
The photo is now on his entry.
Added by Family Forever on Oct 17, 2017 3:42 PM
Kimberly M.
RE: Emeline Drummond
Thanks, Russ! I've read your Bio & I support your mission :) Even if You were doing it for attention (I believe Your sincerity when You're saying You're not) You would deserve every bit of it, and then some, for YOUR service! It's a downright, dirty shame that You would even have to defend that :( FYI--I live on PERSHING DR. in Las Vegas. I didn't even know who that was until a Veteran schooled me. Cool, huh? Again, Thanks, Russ, for the update AND Your service. God Bless You :D Kim Martinez
Added by Kimberly M. on Oct 15, 2017 12:40 AM
SHARON NEIMAN KLEINSTUBER
RE: George Searles
Yes! That is a big help. I will have some additional info to add to his memorial.
Thank you.
Added by SHARON NEIMAN KLEINSTUBER on Oct 13, 2017 12:12 PM
Velcro
RE: Thomas & Martha Bingham
You are very welcome. I try to sponsor all of my direct ancestors, when they are not already being sponsored. It is my way of honoring those who came before us and made us what we are today. Thomas & Martha [Downer] Bingham are my 4g uncle & aunt. I will take good care of your memorial. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Oct 10, 2017 8:41 AM
Gene Hill
Roger Marvin Hill
Russ:
We have been away for a few days and just now saw your messages. Thanks for your help in this. You must be right about Roger dying at sea near Alaska. I have to find his Dad's letter to my Grandfather describing Roger's missing at sea.
I must have gotten confused because it was so close to Pearl Harbor when Roger went missing.
Again, thanks for your tireless work. Very valuable.
I have also changed this information on my Ancestry.com tree.
My best.
Gene Hill
Added by Gene Hill on Oct 02, 2017 9:34 AM
TheGhost
Sgt Kenneth Phineas Reynolds
You my retain the transfer of memorial 167633194 and use the photo to add to your memorial. I am not related. I am not sure if you will be prevented from deleting my memorial when completed or not. If not, return it and I will delete. Good luck! Ray.
Added by TheGhost on Sep 30, 2017 7:34 AM
Gene Baumwoll CSW
Robert Falkenau
Thank you so much for your quick response to my edit for our fraternity brother who perished in Viet Nam.Watching Ken Burns documentary on PBS has our friends very present in our hearts. Your service is apprecited
Added by Gene Baumwoll CSW on Sep 29, 2017 6:56 AM
ESR
RE: Albert Leo Efigenio
Thanks so much for the update on my cousin death. I was unaware of any of this information. It seemed nobody wanted to talk about it
and those that knew took it to their graves. Thanks for all your time and effort.
Added by ESR on Sep 25, 2017 7:35 AM
Sheryl Kelso
RE: Pvt. John Alvin Petenbrink
Bless you, Russ, for all you do and have done. I'm sure there will be a special place in heaven for the magnificent work you have done for our soldiers and their families. Sheryl
Added by Sheryl Kelso on Sep 19, 2017 8:43 AM
Chris Collins
Private Frederick Kugel
Another to add to the 2nd Delaware Infantry list.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8622336
Added by Chris Collins on Sep 17, 2017 6:55 PM
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