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Old 01-17-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Netherlands
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Hello

I am Andy Swinnen from the Netherlands .
I recently adopted a grave of a soldier from WW2

We caretakers of the graves at the Netherlands/Belgium American Cemetery and Memorial ( Margraten and Henri Chapelle ) are the ones who will see to it that the men and women buried there will not be forgotten

I go there often with my wife and children to see that his grave is well being taken care for.
I always put flowers on his grave.

I now have Internet and i am trying to find out as much as possible about him but its very hard to find anything about him.
I would like to know everything about him so i can explane it to my children who s in that grave and what kind of man it was.
Now i am always looking at his grave and try to imagine who he was

I am trying the find a face or story behind the grave of this brave men, but i run out of help
So i hope i am at the right address.

Its about S/Sgt Theodore Monarcky ( ID 35771995 ) from Ashland, Kentucky, who died on 2 nov. 1944 in a b-17 plane crash in Europe and flew with the 615th Bomber Squadron, 401st Bomber Group, Heavy

I really hope you can help me or know someone else.

Thank you very much

Greetings, Andy Swinnen
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:20 AM
 
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Welcome!

That is a wonderful thing you are doing. I know some members here have some excellent genealogical resources, as well as personal contacts. If I think of any leads, I will let you know.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Netherlands
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Thank you , its a honor for me and my family to do that

Andy
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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What a lovely thing you and your family are doing !

Perhaps you could contact the local newspaper there, with a letter to the editor asking if anyone knows of his family in the area....or perhaps the paper could run a little story about your search - I think it would make for interesting reading. Here is the paper's website:

Daily Independent (Ashland, KY) - Homepage

Beyond that, I'm not sure...perhaps the city clerk's office might be able to suggest places to look? Here is a website for the city, also for the Boyd County library which might be of help:

Welcome to the City of Ashland Kentucky

Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, Kentucky

the library's website does mention some research tools for genealogical research, so perhaps you could start there.
Good luck in your search !
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Netherlands
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Thank you Toria

I just wrote a email to the library and to the newspapers.
Lets hope the know something

Thanks again

Andy
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Netherlands
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I found his address from 1944

Theodore Monarcky
Box 77
Ashland , West virginia

And I have pictures from ancestry, waugh
Andy
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Netherlands
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The picture is great but I still haven't found any clue in finding his family,
Would someone please help me.
Andy
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