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Old 05-30-2016, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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He was buried in Oakhill Memorial Park in McAlester shortly after his death on Feb 8, 1974. I verified that is where he is buried. I was 27 at the time of his death and never thought to get a picture of his headstone. I left Oklahoma in 1978. I would really like a photo now with the little American flag I hope is there today. He was 30 -year career Army officer and I am very proud of his service.

I have no idea how long the flags are left in place. I can't get in touch with anybody at the cemetery and I'm wondering how I would go about getting a photo. I'm 70 years old now and this would mean a great deal to my family as I am putting together a sort of family digital album for them.
Thank you very much.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:45 AM
 
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Have you contacted local veterans associations, Shriners, mayor's office, historical society, high school history department, newspaper, ... or offered a donation to a local charity for providing the service for you? Churches may be a good place to ask.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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if you had a map of the cemetery and his plot, google satellite has enough resolution that you could pretty clearly see his headstone from above
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Both good suggestions. Thank you.
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Old 05-31-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Find a grave has volunteers who will take head stone photos.
findagrave.com
sign up and do a photo request for your dads headstone.

This is a GREAT site. i visit often when doing genealogical research! Plus its a FREE Site.

Checking out the cemetery on find a grave... 85% of the internments are already photographed so it might already be there!
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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Find A Grave: Oak Hill Memorial Park

Without a name to go on...the rest is up to you.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I used Find a Grave to locate his and the family graves. There was a note which said his headstone was sinking into the ground. I have not been able to get anyone to answer the phone at Oakhill. I tried using the e mail address on their site but it was undeliverable. Isn't the cemetery responsible for keeping things like that from happening? How should I proceed. I'm assuming it is a private and not municipal cemetery so calling the town of McAlester won't do any good.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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Rusty Clifton 918-423-7807
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Rusty Clifton 918-423-7807
Who is that? The cemetery sexton?
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: USA
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Do you send money for upkeep of the grave? Or maybe that's already included.
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