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Contributors

These pages are possible thanks to the contributions of several friends who have taken time to photograph the final resting places of our great military heroes, and then shared them herein.  Please take a moment to meet these wonderful patriotic individuals.  Each has contributed more than a dozen photos.

 

Alfred Cummings - A World War II veteran and retired Federal Employee, Mr. Cummings has photographed thousands of gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery and compiled these in organized albums that can be viewed at the cemetery's Visitors' Center.  He began this project in 1990 after the death of his wife, first photographing her grave site at ANC, then continuing to photograph and catalog the gravesites of Medal of Honor recipients and other prominent Americans.  Mr. Cummings was kind enough to provide ALL of the burial site photos for our section on ANC.  You can read more about him in our extended biography HERE.

Mr. Cummings Passed Away in 2008 and is buried next to his wife at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Gayle Alvarez is Charter member of the Idaho Military Historical Society/Idaho Military History Museum located in Boise Idaho.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1994 and is currently serving as its Secretary.  She also serves as the Museum's webmaster (http://inghro.state.id.us/musuem) and produces their quarterly newsletter.  It was while working on the newsletter in December 1999 that she began researching the Medal of Honor recipients with a connection to Idaho. 

As it turned out, the first individual she began researching had a significant historical error and the more individuals she researched, the more errors she uncovered.  The 34 Medal of Honor recipients that she is researching are listed on the Museum's webpage.  If you have information you can share with her on any of them, please contact her.

EMAIL: Gayle Alvarez

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Connie Nisinger - Well, it all started with a tour of Hollywood in a hearse! After visiting numerous celebrity-related sites, the driver gave out maps of two Hollywood cemeteries and I was hooked! In addition to visiting celebrity graves, I have a great interest in local history. Fortunately, the area where I live has an abundance of local notable graves, many of which are military-related.  I made it my goal to locate & photograph as many Medal of Honor graves as possible.  My current goal is to get a marker for John Tracy (a.k.a. Henry Nabers) who is buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. The marker has been ordered from the Department of Veterans Affairs & the cemetery has agreed to pay for the setting.

In my spare time I am a high school librarian in the Midwest. I am happy to have this excellent opportunity to share my photos with others via the Internet. I have met countless people as a result, and look forward to meeting many more!

EMAIL: Connie Nisinger

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David Lotz is a amateur historian and history buff. His hobby is to research and locate gravesites of notable people worldwide. While the accumulation of information is his primary goal, a secondary hobby is to visit and photograph as many gravesites as possible. David lives in Plano, Texas. (You can click on David's picture at left for a larger copy of this photo of the gravesite of George S. Patton, Jr.)

EMAIL: David Lotz

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morfe_davis.jpg (45878 bytes) Don Morfe - I am retired and I have lived in Baltimore, MD my entire life. My hobby which has turned into a passion, is to research and photograph Medal of Honor Recipient grave sites. I began this project about four years ago and through the year 2002, I have photographed over 1,900 MOHR's grave sites. I am willing to share my research and photographs with anyone who has the same passion as I do.  

EMAIL:  Don Morfe 

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Kent Kooi retired in April 2001 after 31 years with the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, including 18 years with the U.S. Border Patrol.  He presently works for the Kearney (MO) School District, and also writes a column for the editorial page of his local newspaper.  

He says, "I found "HomeOfHeroes" several years ago, and enjoy locating and  taking photos of the gravesites of these heroes."

EMAIL:  Kent Kooi

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William Pagdon - William Pagdon is a veteran of service in the U.S. Navy from 1979 - 1983. He travels extensively and in tribute to the memory of our great heroes, often visits the graves of Medal of Honor recipients and other heroes. His travels in Europe have yielded many of the photos of recipients buried in A.B.M.C. cemeteries. 

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Clarence Sasser, MOH & Lawrence Hildebrand
Lawrence Hildebrand - Lawrence says of himself, "I am 56 years old (birthday 08/31/48), divorced 3 years now & the father of 2 adult daughters.  I have one brother (5 years younger). I was born in Fresno, CA, but moved to Taft, CA when I was about a year old.  Graduated Taft Union High School in 1966.  Served 4 years in the Air Force, 1968-72 (staff sergeant when I got out).  Went to Vietnam (Cam Ranh Bay AFB) on New Year's Day 1971 & returned home about 3 days before Christmas that year.  Returned to Bakersfield College & got my A.A. degree.  Went on to Cal State Bakersfield for my bachelor's degree in business admn.  Passed the Uniform CPA Exam on my first try in 1975.  Held various accounting jobs (mostly private industry) over the years.  I have a love of history, particularly military."  

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