Wyomingites

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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Completed

All weblinks within this document are " BLUE "

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

LAST UPDATE:

December 5, 2019

( Originally created January ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Carbon County, Wyoming that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.

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Carbon County had a total of:

" 56 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Carbon County are included )

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     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Carbon County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.

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Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Eric Ackerman "
         For all his great research work For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Janice Hollandsworth "
         For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Jeff Hall "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" John C. Anderson "
         For his valuable help with documenting soldiers & sailors in Arlington National Cemetery !
" John Dowdy "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" ShaneO "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Steve S "
         For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines !
" Tim Cook "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

DFC = Awarded the " Distinguished Flying Cross " ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. )

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

LOM = Awarded the " Legion Of Merit " ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. )

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the " Navy Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals
      Such as Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - " December 7, 1941 " through " September 2, 1945 ".
            ( Some others have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Carbon County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Adams,  Earl L.
          PH ~ Atlantic ~

Private
U.S.A.T. Dorchester
" Passenger "
Army
Carbon County
Missing In Action
February 3, 1943
East Coast
Memorial
Manhattan, NY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Anderson,  William R.
          N/A ~ Germany ~ N/A

Private
First Class
379th Infantry Regiment
95th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
December 2, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Armstrong,  William R.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Staff
Sergeant
70th Bomber Squadron
42nd Bomber Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Killed In Action
November 16, 1943
Saratoga
Cemetery
Saratoga, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Banta,  James P.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
90th Recon. Troop
90th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
July 3, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Barney  Don, R.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
Coast Artillery
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
August 10, 1945
Reader
Cemetery
Savery, WY
" Yes "

  Benson,  Robert G.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Signalman
Third Class
U.S.S. Astoria
Navy
Carbon County
Missing In Action
August 9, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Brance,  Eddie P.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
324th Infantry Regiment
79th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
July 6, 1944
Rawlins
Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Calnan,  Donald A.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Sergeant
5th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Carbon County
Killed In Action
April 3, 1945
Rawlins
Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Costiloe,  Joe C.
          BS PH ~ Philippines ~ N/A

Technical
Sergeant
136th Infantry Regiment
33rd Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
March 5, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Cotter,  Joe L.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Corporal
21st Pursuit Squadron
24th Pursuit Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Died While POW
June 18, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Curry,  John P.
          N/A ~ Texas ~

Second
Lieutenant
Air Force
Rawlins
Line Of Duty
February 21, 1944
Mt. Saint Benedict
Cemetery
Bloomfield, CT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " D " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Frazier,  Paul, Jr.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
First Class
Navy
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
September 22, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Garcia,  Ralph J.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
1942
Rawlins
Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hanks,  Billy D.
          AM+ PH ~ Pacific ~

First
Lieutenant
68th Fighter Squadron
347th Fighter Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Missing In Action
April 19, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Harrington,  David W.
          PH ~ Palawan ~

Private
186th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
March 3, 1945
Fairmount
Cemetery
Denver, CO
" Yes "

  Harvey,  Richard D.
          SS PH ~ France ~

First
Lieutenant
357th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
July 10, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Haueter,  Reuben J.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
11th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Carbon County
Killed In Action
June 17, 1945
Fort Snelling
National Cemetery
Minneapolis, MN
" Yes "

  Higginson,  James W.
          BS PH ~ Germany ~

Sergeant
357th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
December 18, 1944
Lorriane
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Hollyman,  Percival H.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Technician
Fourth Grade
Army
Carbon County
Died While POW
June 12, 1942
Fort McPherson
National Cemetery
Maxwell, NE
" Yes "

  Howard,  Earl T.
          AM+ PH ~ Pacific ~

Staff
Sergeant
72nd Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Missing In Action
October 10, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Jaramillo,  William
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S.
Birmingham

Navy
Carbon County
Killed In Action
October 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Jaure,  Emol
          PH ~ Pacific ~ N/A

Private
First Class
124th Cav
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
February 2, 1945
Rawlins
Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Kendrick,  Samuel S.
          PH ~ France ~ N/A

Private
First Class
114th Infantry Regiment
44th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
December 8, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Kilburn,  James R.
          PH ~ Italy ~

First
Lieutenant
7th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
August 15, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Larson,  Everett W.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Motor
Machinist's Mate
First Class
Navy
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
February 27, 1944
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Loudon,  Leroy E.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Quartermaster
Third Class
U.S.S. Grayling
Navy
Carbon County
Missing In Action
September 9, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lovato,  Ernest O.
          PH ~ Europe ~

Private
513th Parachute Infantry
17th Airborne Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
January 6, 1945
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Lucas,  Bernard R.
          DFC AM PH ~ Europe ~

    Brother of: William ~ ( below )

Technical
Sergeant
328th Bomber Squadron
93rd Bomber Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Missing In Action
August 1, 1943
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Lucas,  William C.
          PH ~ France ~

    Brother of: Bernard ~ ( above )

Second
Lieutenant
331st Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Died Of Wounds
July 14, 1944
Hanna Cemetery
Hanna, WY
" Yes "

  Luoma,  Arvo A.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
First Class
32nd Infantry
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
April 21, 1945
Hanna Cemetery
Hanna, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Mahoney,  James P.
          BS PH ~ France ~ N/A

Staff
Sergeant
359th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
September 15, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Martinez,  Daniel M.
          N/A ~ Europe ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
348th Engineer
Combat Battalion
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
March 23, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Martinez,  Pete D.
          N/A ~ Massachusetts ~ N/A

Private
First Class
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
October 5, 1943
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  McClanahan,  Francis C.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Technical
Sergeant
564th Bomber Squadron
389th Bomber Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Killed In Action
November 13, 1943
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  McDougall,  Donald J.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
Parachute Infantry
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
June 6, 1944
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  McGregor,  Victor H.
          N/A ~ Colorado ~

Sergeant
Air Force
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
December 22, 1942
Highland Cemetery
Casper, WY
" Yes "

  Meyers,  Burt F.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Captain
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
1943
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Musgrave,  Francis D., Jr.
          PH ~ Alaska ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Worden
Navy
Carbon County
Missing In Action
January 12, 1943
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Niland,  William J.
          AM PH ~ Germany ~

Second
Lieutenant
77th T.C. Squadron
435th T.C. Group
Air Force
Carbon County
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Pennock,  Donald E.
          PH ~ Europe ~

Private
First Class
681st Glider Infantry
17th Airborne Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Saratoga
Cemetery
Saratoga, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Rettstatt,  Carroll B.
          N/A ~ Oregon ~

    Brother of: Lucien ~ ( below )

Corporal
2nd Mapping
Squadron
Air Force
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
May 3, 1942
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Rettstatt,  Lucien H.
          N/A ~ Oregon ~

    Brother of: Carroll ~ ( above )

Corporal
2nd Mapping
Squadron
Air Force
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
September 11, 1943
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Roberts,  Lamoine F.
          PH ~ Iwo Jima ~ N/A

Corporal
28th Marine Regiment
5th Marine Division
Marines
Carbon County
Killed In Action
February 22, 1945
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Roybal,  Charlie J.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
314th Infantry Regiment
79th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Died Of Wounds
June 26, 1944
Mt. Olivet
Cemetery
Wheat Ridge, CO
" Yes "

  Russell,  Everard E.
          PH ~ France ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
348th Engineer
Combat Battalion
Army
Carbon County
Missing In Action
June 8, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Saari,  John W.
          PH ~ France ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
297th Engineer
Combat Battalion
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
June 26, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Siray,  Leroy M.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
Marines
Carbon County
Killed In Action
June 6, 1945
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

  Stanton,  Cornell J., Jr.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
Inf
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
August 4, 1945
Baggs Cemetery
Baggs, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Taylor,  Alexander
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Sergeant
Engineers
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
April 8, 1943
Reader Cemetery
Savery, WY
" Yes "

  Thompson,  Kenneth L.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

First
Lieutenant
163rd Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
March 17, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Toole,  John R.
          PH ~ France ~

Second
Lieutenant
81st Chemical
Battalion
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
October 22, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Turner,  Robert C.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Sergeant
405th Infantry Regiment
102nd Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
November 22, 1944
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Walker,  Harry E.
          PH ~ At Sea ~

Electrician's
Mate
Second Class
U.S.S. Maddox
Navy
Carbon County
Missing In Action
July 10, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  White,  Thomas W.
          BS PH+ ~ France ~

Technical
Sergeant
180th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
January 12, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Wick,  William E.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
Ordnance Dept
Army
Carbon County
Line Of Duty
December 8, 1943
Elk Mountain
Cemetery
Elk Mountain, WY
" Yes "

  Winningham,  Raymond N.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
90th Cavalry
90th Infantry Division
Army
Carbon County
Killed In Action
August 5, 1944
Rawlins Cemetery
Rawlins, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

            

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )