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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
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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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Ralph Gowen
Taylor Cemetery
Thank you for photographing this cemetery!

Added by Ralph Gowen on May 21, 2017 11:24 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Taylor-Day Cemetery
Wonderful, Bill! Thank you
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 21, 2017 10:44 AM
RE: Obituaries
Thank you again
Added by DPetersen on May 21, 2017 9:52 AM
RE: Acton Corner Cemetery
Thank you!
Added by DPetersen on May 21, 2017 9:52 AM
Acton Corner Cemetery
Hi Bill, below is the list for Acton Corner that I have obits for - if you transfer to me (#48562990) I will input that data and transfer back to you.

Sanborn - 95328913 & 95328886 & 95328925 & 95328721

Pillsbury - 95304454

Gerrish - 95293698

Queen - 95305525

Thanks again!
Added by DPetersen on May 20, 2017 5:47 PM
RE: Obituaries
Thanks Bill, my ID is 48562990 and below is the list.
Meunier - 128194272
Driscoll - 128191611 & 128191591
Spinney - 128190795
Farnham - 127830021
Chick - 128240122 & 128240113
Keirstead - 128239425
Staples - 127992471
Dowbridge - 128099942
Winchell - 127835934
Dunnells - 128245984 & 128245966
Foley - 128197270
Andrews - 128211757

Thanks again!
Added by DPetersen on May 20, 2017 5:37 PM
lois michaud
Nathan and Sally( Brackett) Merrill
oh ok, just wanted to let you know because, Nathan was in the war of 1812, and we visit his grave every year to but out flags at his side and his father in laws.

thank you, Lois
Added by lois michaud on May 18, 2017 6:29 AM
Hi Bill, I am the past president of the Acton Shapleigh Historical Society and am going through our book of obituaries and filling in the blanks on alot of records (awaiting your approval) but I would like to include their obits in their records as well. Would you be willing to transfer some of these records to me so I can do that - and then I will gladly transfer back to you? You can reach me here or my email is thank you.
Added by DPetersen on May 17, 2017 4:05 PM
lois michaud
Nathan and Sally( Brackett) Merrill
i just wanted to re-check with you? this is my family and they are both buried in Acton,ME.. just down the road from my home. with Sally's father Benjamin Brackett who would be my 9th great uncle?

they were all buried in the Merrill, Brackett, and Buck cemetery. Dr Buck and his family were the only ones moved to Milton Mills,Nh cemetery.

they owners of the land were they all were remembers when the Buck were moved by their family.

just wanted to let you know..and share.. enjoy

Lois Michaud
Added by lois michaud on May 17, 2017 12:13 PM
RE: Ethel L. Mahoney
That's what I was saying.
My mother confirmed Ethel moved.
Thought you might find it interesting about the stone in Bingham.
I've seen the church record in Canada for the Christening. By the way, the stone in Bingham appears to have the wrong birth date for Peter. He was christened in 1864.
Thanks for all of the work in pictures and data!
Added by Scott on May 12, 2017 1:19 PM
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