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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 15 years, 10 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Cambridge, Mass, 9/14/1948. Had an older sister who I never got to meet, premie. Had a younger brother and sister, both have since died and are entered here on FAG. Mom & Dad have been gone for some time, they're here too. Grew up in and graduated from Rockland, Ma. High School in Jun 1966. Joined the Army right away (5 July 66) trained as a lab tech and Medic. First permanent duty station was the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon,RVN. From there went to Germany. Served primarily overseas, 1 year in Vietnam, about 12 years in Germany, 1 year in Korea. Retired as an SFC (E7) in 1988. Married twice,first to a German gal, 2d time, so far, for 42 years. Five kids from both, 2d daughter from 1st wife was stillborn, Julie, she's here in the Wuerzberg Waldfriedhof. 1 grandchild (she's a Doctor, Neurologist) from the first and 6 from the second. 2nd wife is also a retired Army Vet (SSG E-6). After retiring I attended and graduated from Tampa, Fl college with an Assoc. degree. Since "retirement" have worked as a Medical Asst, Lab tech & phlebotomist, X-ray tech as well as managing a couple of clinics. (This feels like a resume'). Have been doing genealogy for about 25 years and have a good size collection of info and can prove to 11 generations on my Mom's side & 5 on my Dad's. I enjoy putting my feet on the ground and doing research, including cemetery "stomping" and will help whenever I can to locate grave sites and stones.
UPDATE: As of April 2012 I have finally "permanently retired". Now I am ready to spend more time stomping cemeteries. Unfortunately, living here in Southern Maine (Springvale/Sanford) this activity is seasonal, but when the weather is decent and the ground is not snow covered, I will be able to fulfill requests and add more cemeteries to FAG.

Anyone wishing to use my pictures for noncommercial uses may do so, please give appropriate credit. Most of the memorials that I have posted are of persons to whom I am NOT related. I add memorials & take pictures of cemeteries and markers to ensure their preservation. If you are related and I am not and would like a memorial transferred, just ask.


A Soldier, Sailor, or Airman
Maybe a US Marine
With back straight as an arrow
And eyes sharp and keen
Been in many Campaigns
Marched many a mile to be
In the heat of battle
Always ready doncha see

Now this old gentlemen
Walks slowly and uses a cane
Hearing fading daily
Living in constant pain

He fought for his country
The good old USA
He'd be the first to volunteer
If needed today.

He'd fought in many countries
Fighting for freedom, for you and me
In places he'd never heard of
On far off oceans and seas

If only he would tell you
Of the things that he'd seen

While he was serving
As a young US Marine
As a young airman
Flying a bomber or fighter plane
Many close calls
Never to complain

Of the hundreds of sorties
Bombing raids by the score
Crippling the enemy factories
That made the things for war

As a young soldier
Fighting on Islands far away
Manning a flame thrower
To keep the enemy at bay.

Maybe a seaman on the battleship Missouri
Where peace was finally restored
Sept. the second nineteen forty five
While he was aboard.

Once a Soldier Always a Soldier
Fighting for your country-you never forget
The pride you have for serving
Is something you don't regret.

A Poem by Monte Leon Manka
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Bee James
Hutchins in Maine
Thanks very much for the Hutchins lead and for all you do on Findagrave! Best Regards!
Added by Bee James on Sep 02, 2017 4:29 PM
Frank Chesley
Re: Grover E. Thyng
Hi there, Bill
Many, many thanks! Believe me, it's really appreciated.
Added by Frank Chesley on Aug 22, 2017 9:58 AM
Ann LaCombe
RE: Everett Byle
Thank you-it sure makes things a lot "cleaner." I have requested that the wife be switched as well.
Added by Ann LaCombe on Aug 02, 2017 10:58 AM
Joan Thomas
Eliza Huntress Ross; #94743085
From other Find A grave posting think you have her mother incorrectly identified. If Mary Warren Huntress died in 1800 don't think she had a daughter in 1804? Looking at her father Darling Huntress, 9623141, a better possible choice might be Dorothy Cousins Huntress, 96236121, married 13 Sep 1801.
Added by Joan Thomas on Jul 30, 2017 6:40 AM
J R & T D White
RE: Re: Michael Domigan, 133798757, edits
Yes, George is her ex-husband. Not sure where he is nowadays.
I've been working on her family tree Forristall / Forrestall.
Oh, and thank you for the photo of his headstone.
Added by J R & T D White on Jul 28, 2017 2:20 PM
J R & T D White
Re: Michael Domigan, 133798757, edits
Thank you for accepting the edits we posted.

Michael is our neighbor's son.
Added by J R & T D White on Jul 28, 2017 9:38 AM
Stephen Libby #93098434
Hi! Bill, Since you put the note with the photo. I can't revise it. Would you please change it to say: "He served during the War of 1812." Thought you would find this interesting to know about him. Found a record hint on Maine Veterans Cemetery records, posted image of index card. Date of enlistment Sept. 20, 1814, Date of Discharge, 17 Oct. 1814. US Army, a Private
Service on Seacoast at Kennebunk, Limington Light Artillery Co. He served 27 days.

Also FYI the Revolutionary War was a War not a Conflict. My husband's membership in S.A.R.'s
straightened that up.
We thank you for your time & help to understand what the emblem was attached to his flag.
Have a great week. Take care & God bless.
Added by Kathy on Jul 24, 2017 1:20 AM
Pamela R
Vinnie & Gladys McWade
Thank you so much for transferring My Godparents memorials over to me. This means more to me than you could know.
Added by Pamela R on Jul 23, 2017 7:51 PM
Diane Doyle
Stephen Libby Service
I am unable to add the record of Stephen Libby's service. Maine Veterans Cemetery Record states that he enlisted Sept 20, 1814 in the army and was discharged Oct 17, 1814. He was a private. Served under Capt. E. Small's Co. Service on Seacoast of Kennebunk. Limington Light Artillery co.. Source: Mass. Vol ?? 1812 Page 155. Sorry I don't know how to add this info. Have a great day.
Added by Diane Doyle on Jul 22, 2017 1:34 PM
RE: Leavitt Families
Thanks for letting me know, Bill
I actually took photos of their graves back in 2008 and 2010, but somehow forgot to create memorials for them!
Added by Steve on Jul 22, 2017 12:19 PM
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