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Bill Paschal (#46510303)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 21 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 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. 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. Four kids from both, 1 grandchild (she's a Doctor, Neurologist) from the first and 6 from the second. 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 & currently doing medical billing 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. Many 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 transfers, 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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George H Foss 155090457
Good morning,

I know you have a LOT of memorials to manage, but I'm wondering if you can help a fellow Soldier out.

I am trying to track down a George H Foss who was buried / died 13 July 1862 after fighting in the Civil War here in Maryland. He was originally buried in Loudon Park [National] Cemetery (Soldiers Rest M-217 before the land was purchased by the government for what is now the National cemetery). I have the old records, and an updated (post 1928) interment record for him in Loudon Park National - but the VA doesn't have a current record for him buried there. I don't have a disinterment record, but I think that's what happened. The interment record reads he was from Mass, but the original record reads "Maine".

You created the memorial for a George H Foss #155090457. Do you happen to have any more history on the fella? I'm trying to determine if he is one and the same.

Added by Tanya on Jan 12, 2017 7:23 AM
RE: Harry & Edith Grant Duplicates
Thanks for the help Bill

Added by Jerry on Jan 11, 2017 10:50 AM
RE: The Grants
Thanks Bill..
Added by Jerry on Jan 11, 2017 10:49 AM
RE: Mahala & Sumner
If I didn't say thank you for this transfer I want you to know how much it means to me.

Thanks so much
Added by Pam on Dec 29, 2016 12:07 AM
Sally - Midcoast Maine
RE: Edits
Enjoy the winter - see you in the spring.


Added by Sally - Midcoast Maine on Dec 28, 2016 5:18 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Edits
I've sent you more edits...thanks for the transfers...makes it much easier to work on...still going...I'm just starting to warm up
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 20, 2016 10:17 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Acton Corner Cem
Hi Bill...I'm not so sure that "everyone" buried in Acton Corner Cem died in Acton but that will certainly take more research beyond just edits to you ok
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 19, 2016 7:45 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Memorial# 95377078
Hi're right...I have been busy...and I'm not done with that cemetery will be a while I have others to work on so you may see me around ok..thanks for considering the transfer I'll work on them more fully once I get them.
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 19, 2016 6:53 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Memorial# 95377078
could you please remove the picture that you posted on Memorial# 95377078 and repost it to the correct Memorial# 95377166....then remove the picture you posted on Memorial# 95377166. Thanks

Betsey M Woodbury Memorial# 95377078 was only 4 years old when she died. I "think" I sent all the edits to remove the husband and her children from her memorial.

As I said there are lots of edits that need to be done to Acton cemetery and it might be easier if you could transfer the memorials to me...I can certainly transfer them back to you when I'm done with them...let me know ok.
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 18, 2016 12:36 PM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Acton Corner Cem
Hi've most likely noticed that I've sent you a few edits for Acton Corner Cem. I'm working in the York County area so there may be quite a few coming your way. I'd be more than happy to accept the transfers if I get to be too much of a pest...quite a few need links as well as DOB/DOD..just wanted to give you a heads up about all the edits.
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 18, 2016 11:39 AM
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