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|William Wall (#47330766)|
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Interested in genealogy. Family names most interested in are Chancellor, King, Henwood, Wall, Reiber, Munkler, Muyres.|
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|Martin Burrell||William Hughes Whitfield|
Thanks for adding the images to his grave in Lincoln Memorial Park cemetery, Portland, OR.
You know how he died --- a couple of soldiers were asked to set up a heavy machine gun and load it with one ground. They did get one set-up. They were normally kept in the supply room and it was changing officer in charge.
Some how this loaded machine gun got fired by another person who didn't check to see if it was loaded. That single cartridge when fired killed SSGT William Hughes Whitfield. It hit him full in the chest. He was dead.
This unit was building the Alaskan Highway in eight months, working 24 hours every day. The Japanese had already attacked and captured apart of the Aleutian Islands. Many people were afraid they would capture Alaska. There was nothing to stop them. Shipping could easily be blockaded.
They simply had to have a road. It was an emergency effort. Where there had been no trails they built a road. It still wasn't passable part of the year by car or light truck. But, the U.S. Army had real trucks that could get through.
Do you ever take action in regards to correcting errors that you put on Find A Grave? Linda
|Dominique Ritchot||Uklette Slim Ritchotte|
Thanks for posting this grave.
Uklette David Slim Ritchotte was born June 5, 1930 in Welby, SK, the son of Norman Anthon Ritchott and Isabelle Fleury.
His son, David Uklette, whose mother's maiden name was Wolske.
I have infos on Uklette David Ritchotte Sr. family
|Josie C||RE: 72574937--Blaker headstone Yukon|
Many thanks William
Added by Josie C on Sep 08, 2011 3:29 AM
|Beth||RE: Sameul King|
Its my privilege to have recorded it before it became illegible.
Added by Beth on Feb 28, 2011 5:39 AM