Kevin M. Kimsey – ADCS, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: ADCS (AW) Kevin M. Kimsey, who won the “Navy Commendation Medal” for his Rescue-and -Recovery efforts following the 1982 Air Florida crash near the 14th. Street Bridge, Washington D.C., died in a Navy helicopter accident Tuesday near Ojai, California (28 July 1987). Kevin enlisted in the Navy in 1974 and … Read more

Alexander Kearney Ward – Captain, United States Marine Corps

Full Name: ALEXANDER KEARNEY WARD Date of Birth: 12/27/1940 Date of Casualty: 2/16/1968 Home of Record: ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: CAPT Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG TRI NOTE: Captain Ward was the son of Rear Admiral Norvell G. Ward, United States Navy. Valentine’s Ridge: This is my account of the … Read more

Civ Taps

Dale Sprosty raised his trumpet to his lips, closed his eyes and fulfilled a dream at Arlington National Cemetery by playing taps October 4, 1996 at the Tomb of the Unknown Dead from the Civil War. Sprosty of Mount Pleasant, Mich., is the first known civilian ever allowed to play taps at either of the … Read more

Stephen R. Bixler – Corporal, United States Marine Corps

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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 400-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2006 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Brian S. Letendre, 27, of Woodbridge, Virginia Corporal Stephen R. Bixler, 20, of Suffield, Connecticut Letendre died May … Read more

My Walk Through Arlington

By Donald H. Newton, Gunnery Sergeant, US Marine Corps (World War II) I’ve come here again today to say good-bye, As unseen birds do sing nearby. I don’t come here too often, since it’s not in my hometown. But a more peaceful place, I have not found. They have tours and buses here today, But … Read more

Julian T. Brennan – Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 057-09 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Corporal Julian T. Brennan, 25, of Brooklyn, New York, died January 24, 2009, while … Read more

Jason L. Norton – Technical Sergeant, United States Air Force

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE  No. 064-06 January 24, 2006 DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two airmen who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The airmen were killed January 22, 2006, when their vehicle struck … Read more

Thomas Moss Bennett – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Information courtesy of their son, Tom Bennett: September 2006 Thomas Moss Bennett was born 9 December 1915 at Eastport, Maryland.  He was a 1939 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  During World War II he was a Naval Aviator and served as a dive bomber pilot off aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  … Read more

Arthur F. Eastman – Second Lieutenant, United States Army Air Forces

Arthur F. Eastman Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # 0-678001 5th Service Squadron, 27th Air Depot Group Entered the Service from: New Jersey Died: 19-Aug-45 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense … Read more

Alfred G. Tuckerman – Major General, United States Army

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TUCKERMAN, ALFRED G MG A.U.S. VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/1901 DATE OF DEATH: 08/29/1970 DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/08/1970 BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 792-C ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY We are actively seeking information regarding General Tuckerman. Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former … Read more

Justin James Wilson – Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 228-10 March 23, 2010 DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Lance Cpl. Justin J. Wilson, 24, of Palm City, Florida, died March … Read more

John Ellis Steinke – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Army Lieutenant Colonel John Ellis Steinke, 72, died Wednesday. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Laughlin Service Chapel. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Colonel Steinke was born in Los Angeles, California, the first of three children to Oscar and Lillian (Lindgren) Steinke. Colonel Steinke entered the service of our … Read more

Kevin S. K. Wessel – Specialist, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 389-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2005 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died April 19, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near their dismounted … Read more

Alexander Jackson Hash, Jr. – Second Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps

Courtesy of the West Virginia Veterans Database: War: WWII Last Name: Hash, Jr. First Name: Alexander Middle Name or Initial: Jackson Sex: M County: Cabell Community: Huntington, West Virginia Branch of Service: Army Air Corps Rank: Second Lieutenant Service Number: 0823068 Date of Death: 18 December 1944 Place of Death: Reims, France Cause of Death: KIA … Read more

James Iceluis Chatman – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

Contemporary press report: James Iceluis Chatman, 71, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and computer company executive whose philanthropic efforts included the Grandfather’s Group, an organization that provides mentoring for African American boys, died of lung cancer January 3, 1998 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Colonel Chatman founded Technology Applications Inc. and was its … Read more

Larry Addison Cossairt – Commander, United States Navy

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From a contemporary press report: Larry Addison Cossairt, 69, a retired Navy Commander and broker with Morgan Stanley in Alexandria, died April 7, 2004, at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. He had cancer. Commander Cossairt was a native of Norfolk, Nebraska, and a 1952 accounting graduate of the University of Southern California. He served in … Read more

John H. Sumner – Captain, United States Army

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Sumner, John H. Sumner, Captain, United States Army, Company A, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Born in 1840 and died in 1905.  Buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Susan M. Sumner, 1854-1928, is buried with him. Courtesy of Steve Soper Old Third Michigan Infantry Project John H. Sumner was … Read more

Arthur Harrison Wilson, Jr. – Colonel, United States Army

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Arthur Harrison Wilson, 91; Army Officer and Horse Breeder By Matt Schudel Courtesy of the Washington Post Sunday, December 12, 2004Arthur Harrison Wilson Jr., 91, a decorated Army Colonel who was a star polo player and later raised thoroughbred racehorses, died November 17, 2004, of a stroke at his home in Fredericksburg. He collapsed at … Read more

Judge Offers Lesson In U.S. Citizenship

With Arlington Cemetery As a Backdrop, Ceremony Takes on Added Meaning The judge slipped on his black robe as court began for the day. The prosecutor made a motion, and the clerk administered the oath. As U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III began to speak yesterday, American flags fluttered in the breeze and military aircraft … Read more

David Clark Cather – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

David Clark Cather (1879-1944) Born on December 19, 1879 in Clearbrook, Virginia. M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1903. Commissioned in the Medical Corps in 1904. Duty at Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines during World War I. Senior Medical Officer at Submarine Base Coco Solo, Canal Zone August 1928-July 1930. Graduated from Naval War College … Read more

George Harry Rose – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

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U.S. Naval Historical Center: George Harry Rose was born in Stamford, Connecticut on 28 February 1880. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy from that state and served on the cruiser USS Newark as a Seaman. During the China Relief Expedition of 1900, Newark, serving as flagship for the Assistant Commander of the Asiatic Station, was … Read more

Clyde Rush Abraham – Brigadier General, United States Army

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CLYDE RUSH ABRAHAM (1883-1955). Born in Farmington, Pennsylvania, on July 17, 1883. Commissioned in the Infantry from West Point in 1906. Duty with 81st Division in France in World War I. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1927 and the Army War College in 1933.  Commanding Officer of 17th Infantry 1936-1939. Inspector General … Read more

John B. Kelley – Lieutenant Colonel, United Sates Air Force

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From a contemporary press report: John B. Kelley, 80, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a military procurement adviser in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, died of cancer March 20, 1999, at a hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A former Bethesda resident, he had lived in Duluth, Georgia, for the last three years. … Read more

Freya Lanelle Stephens-May – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Freya Lanelle Stephens-May, 58, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force (retired) of Haymarket, died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington, Virginia. Colonel May was a graduate of Russell-Sage College, New York, where she earned a BS degree in merchandising. She also earned a MS … Read more

Robert Arthur Falkenau – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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Let us not forget First Lieutenant Robert Arthur Falkenau, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Reserve, Lieutenant Falkenau served our country until December 6th, 1969 in Phu Bon, South Vietnam. He was 25 years old and was not married. Robert died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Robert was … Read more

The McGovern Brothers

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Robert M. McGovern Francis Jerome McGovern Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can … Read more

Harry Dixon Sturr – Captain, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: Walnut Creek, California — Henry Sturr, a decorated career Navy captain who commanded World War II submarines, has died. He was 88. Sturr died in Walnut Creek on Wednesday, August 19, 1998,  from complications following heart surgery, family members said. Born in Sturgis, Michigan, Sturr graduated from the Naval Academy … Read more

Alfred Clarence Arnold – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Alfred Clarence Arnold of Vermont Appointed from Vetmont, Private, F Company, 1st Connecticut Infantry, 17  May to 31 October 1898. Private and Corporal, Company G, 21st U. S. Infantry, 12 December 1899 to 19 November 1901 Second Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901 Transferred to 13th U. S. Infantry, 9 April 1902 ARNOLD, … Read more

David H. Smith – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: David H. Smith, 86, a former Army Colonel who served in World War II and the Korean War and later worked in Army intelligence, died September 30, 1999 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital of cardiac arrest. Colonel Smith retired from the Army in 1968 and started a decade-long second career … Read more

Kevin R. Houston – Chief Petty Officer (SOC) United States Navy

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 705-11 August 11, 2011 DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died August 6, 2011 in Wardak province, … Read more

Christian Wahl – Major, United States Army

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Christian Wahl was born in 1874 and died in 1949.  There is no evidence that he is related to the Wahl Family buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  During his time in the military he served in the Army Signal Corps. WAHL, CHRISTIAN MAJOR SIG CORPS USA VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown DATE OF DEATH: 02/28/1949 … Read more

Jane Maury Denton – United States Navy Spouse

30 November 2007: A memorial mass will be held Saturday in Mobile for Jane Maury Denton, the wife of former Vietnam prisoner of war and ex-U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton Jr. She died November 22, 2007 at a Norfolk, Virginia. hospital from heart attack complications. She was 81. The memorial in her hometown will be held … Read more

Lee Mansion National Memorial – Arlington National Cemetery, 1953

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From the collection of Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles … Read more

William James Cooper – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

Thanks to the Colonel’s son, Kenneth Cooper, for the following information: Colonel William James Cooper, United States Marine Corps 26 January 1938 – 14 March 1996 Following two years of college at the University of Maryland, Colonel Cooper entered the Naval service through the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in November 1958. The Colonel received his Marine … Read more

Francis Jarvis Patten – First Lieutenant, United States Army

Francis Jarvis Patten of Maine Appointed from Maine, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1873 (29) Additional Second Lieutenant, 21st U. S. Infantry, 15 June 1877 Second Lieutenant, 17 June 1877 First Lieutenant, 22 September 1884 Resigned 28 September 1899 Died 12 November 1900 at New York City PATTEN, FRANCIS JARVIS 1ST LIEUT   US … Read more

Veteran’s Day 2000

On a Veteran’s Day of remembrance spanning generations, President Clinton saluted the crew members of the USS Cole for heroism and sacrifice, and broke ground for a national memorial honoring Americans for their service at home and abroad during World War II. The president also told an audience at Arlington National Cemetery that he will use his … Read more

Clinton Robert Upchurch – Specialist, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 024-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2006 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specialist Clinton R. Upchurch, 31, of Garden City, Kansas, died in Samarra, Iraq, on January 7, 2006, during … Read more

Jacob Souder – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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SOUDER, JACOB 1ST LT 29TH US COL INF DATE OF DEATH: 12/20/1935 BURIED AT: SECTION S  SITE 4584 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY SOUDERS, FANNIE W/O JACOB DATE OF DEATH: 02/20/1920 BURIED AT: SECTION SE  SITE 4584 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WIFE OF JACOB SOUDER, 1ST LT 29TH US COL INF Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was … Read more

Arthur W. Fletcher – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: Arthur W. Fletcher, 86, an industrial engineer who retired in 1974 from the Navy Department, died of congestive heart failure December 4, 1999, at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He had lived in the Washington area for 38 years. Mr. Fletcher was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of … Read more

The Pet Sounds Sessions – The Beach Boys

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The greatest pop music album of them all gets the royal treatment on Tuesday, November 4, 1997. “Pet Sounds Sessions,” a 4-CD set which explores in detail the crafting of this pop masterpiece, is being released by Captiol Records. In it, the creative genius of lead Beach Boy Brian Wilson is offered in all of … Read more

Cyrus Garnsey III – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

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Cyrus Garnsey III was born on 8 October 1886.  During World War I, he served as second Lieutenant, 7th United States field Artillery.  On 1 October 1918 he was killed in action at Very, France. Lieutenant Garnsey was subsequently returned to the United States where he was buried with full military honors in Arlington National … Read more

Robert Marc Chourret – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Robert Marc Chourret, 77, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who worked as a civilian management analyst and supply supervisor for the U.S. Army Security Agency at Arlington Hall Station, died of renal failure March 28, 1998 at The Virginian. Colonel Chourret, a native of San Francisco, entered the Army in … Read more

Maurice Arthur Preston – General, United States Air Force

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GENERAL MAURICE A. PRESTON Retired August 1, 1968, Died January 25, 1983 General Maurice Arthur Preston was commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, which has the principal mission of training, maintaining and employing the combat-ready Air Force units pledged by the United States to NATO. It is the air component of the unified … Read more

Frederick Worthington Lewis – Brigadier General, United States Army

Frederick Worthington Lewis of New York Appointd from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 18 June 1892 (48) Additional Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry, 12 June 1896 Second Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry, 27 August 1896 First Lieutenant, Infantry, 1 November 1898 Assigned to 17th Infantry, 1 January 1899 Transferred to 12th Infantry, 2 October 1899 Transferred … Read more

Frank Ross McCoy – Major General, United States Army

Born at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, on October 29, 1874, he graduated from West Point in 1897, from the Army War College in 1908, received an L.L.D. degree from Princeton , Yale, Columbia, Brown and Clark Universities, and Washington & Jefferson College. He was commissioned a second lieutenant, cavalry, 1897 and advanced through the grades to Major … Read more

Columbia Memorial

The House Science Committee unanimously approved legislation Wednesday calling for a memorial to be built at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the seven astronauts killed on board the space shuttle Columbia. The bill, sponsored by House Appropriations Committee Chairman C.W. “Bill” Young, R-Indian Rocks Beach, would take $500,000 from the 2003 Pentagon budget to build … Read more

John Morgan Duke, Jr. – Captain, United States Navy

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From contemporary press reports: Captain John Morgan Duke, Jr., USN, (retired) 84 years old, of Los Alamitos, California was born April 17, 1918, in Wellington, Alabama. He grew up and attended High School in Gadsden, Alabama. After three years at Howard College he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. While at the Academy … Read more

Norman Utitus Algard, Jr. – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

Norman Utitus Algard, Jr. was born September 18, 1935 at Norwood, Pennsylvania.  His parents were Norman and Sarah Algard.  He attended Glen-Nor High School, Glenolden, Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in June 1957. He was going through Officer Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, was was killed on August … Read more

Walter M. Fox. – Chief Warrant Officer 5, United States Army

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Courtesy of the Night Stalkers Chief Warrant Officer Five Walter M. Fox 19 September 1952 – 7 March 1996 Chief Warrant Officer Five Walter M. Fox died during service with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. CW5 Fox was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1952. He graduated from … Read more

Spottswood Poles – Sergeant, United States Army

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Negro Leagues Baseball Star “Many experts on black baseball say that Poles was one of the greatest outfielders to have ever played the game. The 5’7” 165 pounds Poles, a bowlegged switch hitting outfielder, played in an era from which most Negro League statistics are lost, but an indication of his greatness was his nickname, … Read more

Linscott Aldin Hall – Brigadier General, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Linscott A. “Scott” Hall, 86, an Air Force Brigadier General who retired in 1970 as commander of the Technical Applications Center in Alexandria, died of respiratory failure September 16, 1999 at DeWitt Hospital at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He had lived at the Fairfax. General Hall spent much of his career … Read more

William P. Doyle – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Complacency and confusion contributed to the March 27, 1971, disaster at Fire Support Base Mary Ann. By Kelly Bell Running down the hallway of the battalion tactical operations center (TOC), Captain Paul S. Spilberg charged into a cloud of tear gas just as he reached the commander’s quarters. Staggering blindly back the way he had come, Spilberg … Read more

Charles William Taylor – Colonel, United States Army

Charles William Taylor of New York Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1874 (60) Second Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Cavalry 13 June 1879 First Lieutenant, 7 May 1884 Regimental Quartermaster, 12 February 1885 to 1 march 1889 Catpain, 28 July 1892 Major, 13th U. S. Cavalry, 22 February 1902 Breveted … Read more

Carl Edwin Long – Captain, United States Marine Corps

Full Name: CARL EDWIN LONG Date of Birth: 2/8/1944 Date of Casualty: 12/20/1969 Home of Record: COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: CAPT Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: PHOUC TUY Status: MIA The bodies of two Aggies who fought in Vietnam were recently discovered more than 30 years after they gave … Read more

Henry Hungerford Marmaduke – Captain, Confederate States of America Navy

Confederate Veteran Magazine Vol XXXIII January 1925 No. 1, pg. 25 Captain Henry Hungerford Marmaduke, doubtless the last of those who participated in the first battle of ironclads, died in Washington, D. C., on November 14, 1924, at the age of eighty two years. Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors. Captain … Read more

Adam Kenneth Ginett – Technical Sergeant, United States Air Force

U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 048-10 DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Technical Sergeant Adam K. Ginett, 29, of Knightdale, North Carolina, died Janiary 19, 2010, … Read more

Gretchen Poston – Military Spouse

From a contemporary news report: “Gretchen Poston, the wife of Commander Raymond L. Poston and White House Social Secretary in the Carter Administration, died at age 58 on January 6, 1992, after a nearly five-year battle with breast cancer. “Her gift to the White House was her talent and creativity,” former President Jimmy Carter and … Read more

William J. Powers, Jr. – Commander, United States Navy

Saturday, October 27, 2007 Commander William J. Powers, Jr., United States Navy, retired, was laid to rest Wednesday morning with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Jim Meyer of Halbritter Funeral Home and his wife accompanied Powers’ body to Arlington, where a caisson, pulled by horses, brought the casket to the burial … Read more

Arlington foreman calls cemetery home

Courtesy of the Pentagram As darkness spreads across Arlington National Cemetery they come out in the thousands. Their lights flicker like stars fallen from the night sky as they dance from headstone to headstone. These are not the spirits of the men and women buried at the cemetery, but fireflies, which visit the sacred grounds … Read more

William Claudius Churchwell, Jr. – Chief, United States Navy

Rank: Chief Aviation Ordnanceman. Place of birth: Hardwick, Georgia, 23 April 1925. He died on 23 February 1963 while on active duty. His most  significant duty assignment was with Patrol Squadron 23, Air Development Squadron One, Key West, Florida, and Airborne Early WEarning Squadron Four (VW-4) (also known as the Hurricane Hunters. His military decorations … Read more

The Sturgis Family

Bertha Bement Sturgis Frances Jewett Sturgis Jerusha Wilcox Sturgis Samuel Davis Sturgis Samuel Davis Sturgis, Jr. Samuel Davis Sturgis III Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him … Read more

Vance Hobert Hudgins – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

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Final Respects For A Man Of Long and Distinguished American Service March 27, 2007 By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom Every single death is mourned by family and friends. When those friends and “family” include one’s military comrades and those from the nation he or she served; the honors extended may be somewhat greater … Read more

Thomas Parke Gere – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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Born at Chemung County, New York, December 10, 1842, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as First Lieutenant & Adjutant, 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry near Nashville, Tennessee, on December 16, 1864 (during the Civil War). He died on January 8, 1912 and was buried in Section 1 (Grave 361) of Arlington National Cemetery. … Read more

Harry Lovejoy Rogers – Major General, United States Army

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Courtesy of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum: Major General Harry L. Rogers 25th Quartermaster General July 1918-August 1922 Harry Lovejoy Rogers was born in Washington, DC on January 29, 1867. He was educated at the academy his father had founded in Michigan. After graduation he remained with the school, filling various positions on its staff … Read more

“A rose from Holly”

The families don’t know her, but she knows their lost sons and daughters. And she spends a lot of time in Arlington, Virginia, making sure they aren’t forgotten. By JOHN BARRY Published February 18, 2007 Courtesy of John Barry and the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times ARLINGTON, Virginia – The widows and children had bundled themselves in parkas … Read more

Todd Jason Bryant – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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No. 823-03 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 05, 2003 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Second Lieutenant Todd J. Bryant, 23, of Riverside, California, was killed on October 31, 2003, in Al Fallujah, Iraq.  Bryant was on patrol when an improvised explosive … Read more

Thomas Daniel Fox – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report Thomas D. Fox, 82, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and intelligence official of the Drug Enforcement Administration, died of multiple organ failure October 10, 1999 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Vienna, Virginia. Mr. Fox retired in 1979 after seven years as director of the DEA’s strategic intelligence staff. … Read more

Maurice E. Jessup – Colonel, United states Army

From contemporary press reports: Colonel Maurice E. Jessup March 1, 1920 – June 24, 1999 Colonel Maurice E. ”Red” Jessup, 79, retired U.S. Army veteran of 36 years service to his country, died on Thursday, June 24, 1999, at his home in Bloomington, Indiana. Born on March 1, 1920, in South Bend, Indiana, he married … Read more

WORLD WAR II HEROES – By John Timmins

  World War II heroes shouldn’t be forgotten they fought for us to be free. Now it’s time to remember them for what they did for you and me. It wasn’t all that long ago when Hitler & Tojo came knocking at our door. If it weren’t for WWII heroes we’d still be fighting that … Read more

Brian Robert Bill – Master Chief Petty Officer (SOC), United States Navy

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 705-11 August 11, 2011 DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died August 6, 2011 in Wardak province, … Read more

Ronald W. Campbell – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Kentucky State Flag

From a contemporary press report Ronald W. Campbell, 68, a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who later did systems analysis for GRC Consulting, died December 31, 2001, at Inova Fairfax Hospital of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Colonel Campbell, who lived in Alexandria for 33 years, was born in Dayton, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine … Read more

Thomas H. Miller, Jr. – Lieuenant General, United States Marine Corps

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Lieutenant General Thomas H. Miller, Jr., passed away on November 27, 2007. He last served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. Lieutenant General Miller was the first American to fly the Marine Corps’ new AV-8A jet, capable of vertical takeoff and landing. He also made his mark in … Read more

John Milton Cutler – Colonel, United States Air Force

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Courtesy of his classmates, Uinted States Military Academy: John Milton Cutler No. 13397  •  18 September 1921 – 17 February 1995 Died in Ponte Vedra, Florida, aged 73 years Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia John Milton Cutler was an adventurer, par excellence! He served gallantly in three wars, ably in international diplomacy, and he … Read more

April 21, 2000 – Sentinels earn Tomb Guard certification badges

Two soldiers originally assigned to C Company, 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), will always reflect on April 7 as a monumental point in their military careers. In a small, yet memorable ceremony held in the display room of the Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery that day, Sergeant William D. Martin II and Private First … Read more

James Henry Bull – Commander, United States Navy

COMMANDER BULL’S FUNERAL TODAY WASHINGTON, August 9, 1932 – Funeral services for Commander James Henry Bull, U.S.N., retired, will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning in Arlington National Cemetery.  The Rev. Herbert Scott Smith, rector of St. Margaret’s Church, will officiate. Commander Bull died on July 19 in San Francisco.  Hs is survived by … Read more

Laura Walker Benet – Military Spouse

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The wife of Brigadier General Stephen Vincent Benet, the mother of James Walker Benet, and the grandmother of the poet, Stephen Vincent Benet. She was born on October 27, 1833 and died on January 5, 1900. She is buried with her husband in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in … Read more

Hugh John Casey – Major General, United States Army

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Courtesy of the United States Army: Major General Hugh John “Pat” Casey will always be remembered as General Douglas MacArthur’s chief engineer because his greatest achievements as an engineer came during his eight years with MacArthur. From the desperate fighting on Bataan through the long months it took to drive the Japanese out of New … Read more