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Meet our Committee Members

 

Committee Chairman
Department Graves Registration Officer
Bruce D. Frail

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Bruce is the current Dept. of Rhode Island GRO and has sevred in this capacity for the past five years. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, The Rhode Island Historical Society, and is curently Commander of the Department of Rhode Island and a member of Major Sullivan Ballou Camp #3 SUVCW. Bruce also is a civil war researcher & genealogist with the Burnside Zouave Association of Rhode Island.

Committee Member
Benjamin J. Frail

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Benjamin is a graduate of Coventry High School in Rhode Island where he was Captain of the Varsity Football team in his senior year, He made the All League Academic Team and All League Thrid Team for football. He graduated with Honors and is now a Junior at Rhode Island College where he is studying to become a History Teacher. Benjamin reenacts as Corporal with the 2nd RIDM Company B and also is a member of the Burnside Zouave Civil War Color Guard. Has been a member of the SUVCW since 2002.

Committee Member
Henry Duquette

Henry is the current Graves Registration Officer for Elisha Dyer Camp #7 SUVCW and is a retired project manager, he is also very active with the Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historic Cemeteries.

Other Committee members
Linda Guiot- Guiot Monuments
Brian Guiot- Camp#11 GRO
Anna Frial- President ASUVCW Dept of RI
Micheal Lannigan- Camp#12 GRO
John Deshanoe- Camp #21 GRO
Robert Howe- Camp#3 Historian

Our Projects & Educational Programs

Prescott Post #1 Restoration Project
Rededicated 12 November 2006
 
Mineral Spring Restoration Project in Pawtucket
Stage 1 & 2 complete, working with Amtrak to engineer a pad system a time table for resetting monument.

Intervale Cemetery In North Providence approval of Mayors' Office,introduction of educational program in Ricci Middle School. Cemetery work to the point of work shop level for educational pragram are complete, ed program will get students into the cemetery to complete restoration.

Reinterment of Private Michael McElroy, 2nd Regiment Rhode Island Infantry Company D, who's body was washed out from his grave with 67 other souls. Private McElroy was reintered on 31 May 2008 in Grand Army of the Republic Prescott Post #1 burial site in North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island.

We are curretly working on St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where we have uncovered 145 American Civil War veterans who are buried at a GAR burial site without headstones, we are going to identify all of the men and get them their headstones.

 

 

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