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There are two reasons I wanted to share this photo at this time. First, in honor of Veteran’s Day tomorrow, I wanted to share the stone of a veteran. My uncle Sherman fought in WWII as a member of the 508 Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. He jumped into Normandy, France on D-Day (6 Jun 1944) and was injured. He succumbed to those injuries on July 6, 1944.

Second, it is a new stone. Although my uncle Sherman died in 1944 (and his widow in 1999), this tombstone was set just a few weeks ago. Before, it was marked only by his military stone. When Doris passed away, she was cremated and buried with Sherman. No additional stone was erected until now.

Patrick Cemetery, Patrick, Madison, Arkansas, USA