Honorably discharged veterans of the United States military are entitled to a government gravestone marker with no charge to the family. An application must be completed and approved for each veteran and the family must pay the cost to have it placed if burial is in a private cemetery.
Frank A Haitz served in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his death in 1962, his sister, Elizabeth Haitz Steele, requested a headstone for Frank's final resting place in Maplewood Cemetery, Ripley, Ohio.
I do not have a personal photograph of Frank's headstone, however, there is a picture of it on his Find A Grave memorial page. Click here to visit his memorial.
I bet you can guess what is going to be added to my To-Do list for our next visit to Ripley!
|"U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963." Database. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2015.|