|Wayne Coates, Hamilton County Recorder, with Jim Dempsey, Director-at-Large HCGS|
Photo Credit: Cincinnati Enquirer, Carrie Cochran, Photographer
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I would be hard-pressed to write a better article than the one already written by Cliff Radel of the Enquirer staff. You can link to the article here. As the title suggests, "Unlikely Heroes Keep Veterans' Names Alive." The unlikely heroes are HCGS members Jim Dempsey and Mary Remler.
I invite you to take a few minutes to read the article and discover how these priceless records, documenting the grave sites of Cincinnati veterans.
"The books make up a five-volume Works Progress Administration project from 1939 that surveyed all of Hamilton County's cemeteries. The pages map the grave sites of veterans who fought in wars from 1775 to 1918. The county planned to scrap the set."
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