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
 

SP4 William Henry Smith, Jr.

Birth: Feb. 27, 1949 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jan. 31, 1970, Vietnam.

SP4 William Henry Smith native of Charlottte, North Carolina was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He served with Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation 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: Mount Olive Presbyterian Church Cemetery 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)

Feb 082012
 

David Brennan Schachner

Birth: May 17, 1948 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 14, 1969, Vietnam.

SP4 David Brennan Schachner 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 David died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered.

His dog Hector and him “walked point” for patrols his whole tour looking for the elusive enemy. He was a Scout Dog Handler with the 40th Scout Dog Platoon. David and his dog saved many lives while he was walking as point man for different patrols during his time in Vietnam. His comrades remember David with a smile because he was always making them laugh. He was a great guy and a big cut up. His brother Nick Schachner was supposed to go to Vietnam his father stopped the plane because he had already had one child killed in action. He was the Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Schachner, Sr. of Charlotte, NC. 

He served with Delta Company 1/35th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Scout Dog Platoon. He was an Infantry Scout Dog Handler. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 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: Elmwood Cemetery Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect. A, Lot # 12, Grave # 7.

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


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)

Feb 082012
 

Robert James Ross

Birth: Jul. 1, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Jul. 1, 1968 Quang Tri, Vietnam.

SGT Robert James Ross native of Charlotte, NC was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, was 21 years old and was not married. It was reported that Robert died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was killed on his birthday. He was the son of Mr. James R. and Mrs. Mamie E. Taylor Ross of Charlotte, NC. He served with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Achievement 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: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co.

Plot: Sect. 1-A, Block 5, Lot # 22, Space-C.

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

Feb 082012
 

George Michael Price

Birth: Sep. 29, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Oct. 29, 1968 Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.

USMC PFC George Michael Price native of Charlotte, NC was 21 years old and was married. It was reported that George died from enemy mortar fire during Operation Garrard Bay, north of Dien Ban. His body was recovered. He was the husband of Mrs. Joan D. Price of Kannapolis, NC.

He served with Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), 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)