Please use the following format when posting an obituary here:
1) Create a new thread for each person. Use the full name of the deceased in the thread title, followed by the nation and branch, followed by other info if any, each separated by semi-colons.
2) Be sure to mention the original website and include a link to the original article, including the date of the article. Always include the author and the title of the article.
-Johnny Q. Public; US Navy; Assisted in capture of U-505
-Alan Smithee; RAF; DFC
3) Cut and paste the full article. I know this might raise some copyright issues, but in this case I don't care. Many publications delete this important data after a short period. In my opinion it is more important to honor and remember these people than be concerned with copyrights. This is the only time I condone copying information not produced here.
- Boston Globe, Boston Veteran Served in Merchant Marine, June 26, 2007. Steven S. Stevens.
4) Leave the first post just for the article, save any comments in your next post. It is better to make a good complete post about a veteran, and then make a second, follow up post with personal comments. This is not a forum for idle banter, do not start up threads unless they are releveant, off-topic threads will be deleted or moved. Feel free to leave positive reputation for those members that contribute a thread to this Forum.