Feb 162015
 

Sullivan,EmeryCapersIII-1CPL Emery Capers Sullivan III; Birth: Jul. 23, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Death: Sep. 11, 1967 Bin Duong Province, Vietnam. CPL Emery Capers Sullivan III, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Emery died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

Served with Charlie Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, “Tropic Lightning”. He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal. Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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Feb 162015
 

A new online free course providing an introduction to genealogy and family history is being offered by the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University and the State Library of North Carolina. A MOOC is a type of online course in which the learner can proceed at his or her own pace. Taneya Koonce writes more about it at this blog post, and full details of the course can be found at the registration site. The course is limited to 5000 enrollees, so sign up now!!

Oct 012012
 

SP4 Keith Newton Starnes, Jr.

SP4 Keith Newton Starnes, Jr.

Birth: Mar. 17, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 21, 1969 Quang Tin, Vietnam.

SP4 Keith Newton Starnes, Jr. native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Keith died from small arms fire or grenade in Operation Lamar Plain, in the vicinity of Hill 270, Southeast of Tien Phuoc. His body was recovered. His Company Commander explains that Keith did not carry a weapon. He described Keith as a caring and good medic and lost his life trying to help a wounded man who was waling “point” (The 1st person in a patrol).

Keith was the Son of Mr. Keith Newton Starnes (1924 – 1990) and Colie M Starnes (1913 – 1987) of Charlotte, NC. He served as a Combat Medic with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, “Geronimo”, 101st Airborne Division, “Screaming Eagles”. He was awarded The Combat Medic’s Badge (CMB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Sharon Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Plot: Sect. 11 C, Lot 345, Space #2.

Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates.

Apr 082012
 

A descendant of John Foard, who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, made and donated three stone crosses which are now in the courtyard at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Mint Hill.

For the full article by Melinda Johnson along with a picture of the crosses see the Charlotte Observer website, linked here. Update 12 August 2013: link no longer available.

Apr 022012
 

Many thanks to David French for allowing me to re-post his message here:

Hi All,

Today is a very exciting day.  The 1940 Census is now available!

Getting Started Researching the 1940 Census

http://1940census.archives.gov/getting-started/

How to Access the 1940 Census in One Step by Stephen P. Morse, PhD &

Joel D. Weintraub, PhD

http://stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php

Other sites are also in the process uploading the census images.

They are:

www.Ancestry.com

www.Archives.com

www.FamilySearch.org

www.FindMyPast.com

It may take a little while for the images to load as many people are

on the 1940’s Census website, but should get faster as the day goes

along.

Also, over 100,000 volunteers will begin working on producing the

index.  You may also join this indexing project.

Visit https://the1940census.com/getting-started/

 

Happy Searching!

 

David French

The Family History Society of Eastern North Carolina

www.encfamilies.org

Feb 082012
 

 

CPL Johnny Saxon

Birth: Aug. 12, 1950 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Apr. 18, 1971 Quang Tin, Vietnam.

CPL Johnny Saxon native of Charlotte, North Carolina was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Johnny died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. He served with Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, “Polar Bears”, 196th Infantry Brigade.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect.6, Lot #917, Grave #1.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)