2014-10-14 42 -85

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Tue 14 Oct 2014 in 42,-85:
42.9072324, -85.5472913

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Location[edit]

In a cemetery near the Grand Rapids airport, Kentwood, MI, USA

Participants[edit]


Expedition[edit]

Rebekah and I were returning from a concert around 9 pm. She needs some night driving practice and the day's hashpoint was just a few miles from home and easily accessible in a cemetery, so off we went. The cemetery gates were open and the hashpoint was twenty meters or so from the road.

It was dark so our pictures aren't particularly interesting. However, just a few steps away from our best estimate of the hashpoint (and still well within GPS error bounds) was a well-tended grave marker, with flowers recently placed. Mr. Zachary J. Raczok posthumously earns a Coffin Potato achievement. He died young, and was buried in the veteran's area of the cemetery, though his obituary does not indicate that he was on active duty when he died.

In fact he died in the Philippines but is buried here in Michigan. Since he returned to the USA for the express purpose of being buried here at what would become the 2014-10-14 42 -85 hashpoint, does he get a Coffin Potato Border Geohash achievement?

Photos[edit]

Achievements[edit]

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George certifies that Zachary J. Raczok earned the Coffin Potato Achievement
by occupying a coffin at the (42, -85) geohash from Dec 22, 2007 to 2014-10-14.
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