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Gary Koch (#46604920)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 17 days
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This is a great place to visit. I have always been one to take flowers to my relatives and friends gravesites. Many, many since I got my first car in 1955! I had the pleasure of growing up in Southern California and meeting many, many stars serving them as a parking attendant at the Beverly Hills Hotel. I don't know what I liked best them or their fancy cars! I plan to add many names to this site from a small cemetery in South Dakota holding many ancestors of mine. This is a great way to visit graves and leave flowers and wishes.
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RE: Your Uncle
Thank you
Added by Susan on Jun 11, 2017 7:49 PM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Madeline Huggins
Thank you for adding the info we sent you.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Mar 24, 2017 9:23 AM
Lotus Blossom
Thomas E. Rasch, Jr.
Thank you for leaving your sentiment on my late husband's page. His passing was on this date today.
I noticed in 1955 you worked at the Beverly Hills Hotel, which at the same time my Aunt was a beautician there & for many years. Once doing Elizabeth Taylor's hair & Eddie Fisher paying for those services...many celebrity stories ! We also have relatives in South Dakota in the Miller & Huron areas.....
Added by Lotus Blossom on May 24, 2016 4:07 PM
Patricia Heath
John Patterson Morrow Sr.
It isn't John Patterson Morrow Sr. who is a famous grave in the Cemetery. It is his son John Patterson Morrow Jr. who is. The reason why is because my grand uncle who is related to him gave him a section of their plot and he was buried facing the south because he said he would never turn his back on the south. So John Patterson Morrow Jr. is buried facing South instead of east-west like others in the Cemetery.
Added by Patricia Heath on Apr 22, 2014 9:24 PM
Charley "Sea Lion" Hall
The most widely accepted story of Granpa Charley getting his nick name, was basically, what you stated. He sounded like a sea lion. His voice becoming louder and hoarser as the game went on, when he coached base.
The family story: He showed up for spring training one year in Santa Barbara with a mustache. Between his shouting, usually in Spanish, and the mustache, the "guys" said he must be a "Sea Lion". (At that time, sea lions were a common site along the coast between Ventura, his home, and Santa Barbara.)
Thank you for your interest!
ReBecca Glidewell-Hall
Added by ReBecca on Dec 21, 2009 12:35 PM
Judy H
Mark Bowden's book
I noticed your flowers and I have the book, just slow on reading it. Your notes inspired me to get reading it again - after the Holidays!

I am working on a project for all 8 men killed in the aborted rescue attempt. I have a virtual cemetery set up and am in the process of linking each man's two pages together.

Five men have a page at Arlington and where they are buried. Three have a page that is a cenotaph and a common Air Force monument tombstone at Arlington.

A few didn't have pages, and I added them. I hope to get all pages completed by April of 2010 which will be the 30th anniversary of the failed mission.
Added by Judy H on Dec 02, 2009 10:33 PM
James M. Koch, 1945
Dear Gary:

I noticed your name on (you left flowers/a note for Find A Grave Memorial# 3029325).

Please assist me in regard of the following.

I have an interest for WW 2 history, especially in the US servicemen that were killed for our liberation.

I do research about US servicemen that were killed in WW 2 and are/were buried in the US Military Cemetery in Holland, near where I live.

I am searching information about and in particular a picture from:

James M. Koch, T SG.

His Army service number: 38555261.

He died September 22nd 1945 (plane crash, B-17 # 44-8477) in Belgium.

He was from Bexar County, TX.

In particular I am seeking a picture from him. There may have been some kind of article/announcement in a newspaper in 1945, or in a yearbook from his school.

I have tried at, NARA etc. without luck finding his picture.

Any info/help will be welcome.

Can you help?

Thank you in advance,

best regards from Holland,

Added by September1944 on Oct 11, 2009 7:11 AM
Brian Keenan
Thank you for any flowers you left at my dads grave site at oakwood Park Chatsworth Ca. and Kind words, God Bless
Added by Brian Keenan on May 30, 2009 1:24 PM
Barbara LeClaire
Added by Barbara LeClaire on Feb 26, 2008 6:51 PM
J. Howard Horton
Thank you Gary,
My Uncle Howard was one of a kind. I am sure if I had lived close to him I would have had a different opinion but because we lived 4 or 5 states away and only saw him occasionally. Well he was really something special. I think when they started talking to him about retiring from the lumber yard in his late 80's he was really depressed.
The last visit I had with him he told me about riding to his grandmother's in a wagon pulled by a team of horses. Times have changed.
Added by Susan on Feb 18, 2008 5:59 AM
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