Louis P. McCuller – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Louis P. McCuller, 83, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who later was dministrator of the Chestnut Lodge mental facility in Rockville, died November 28, 2001, at Inova Alexandria Hospital after a heart attack. Colonel McCuller, who lived in Annandale, was born in Sanford, Florida. He graduated from the University of … Read more

Probers Missed Clue to Envoy’s Misstatement Finances, Not Service, Were Focus of Check

By Stephen Barr Washington Post Staff Writer State Department investigators pressed M. Larry Lawrence for documentation of his World War II record during a background check before he became a U.S. ambassador, but dropped the issue and focused instead on his complex financial and legal dealings, current and former department officials familiar with the 1993 … Read more

William F. Reynolds – Confederate States of America Army

Reynolds, William F., Private, Company F, 1st (Nelligan’s) Louisiana Inantry. Enlisted April 25, 1861 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Roll to June 30, 1861, Present. Rolls September 1861, to December 1861, Present. Reduced from Corporal October 25, 1861. Rolls January 1862. to April. 1862, Present. Reduced from Sergeant, April 28. Roll May and June, 1862. Present. … Read more

George A. Deering – Captain, United States Army Paymaster, United States Navy


George A. Deering served in the Civil War as Captain, Company F, 16th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He served in the Battle of Gettysburg. Following the Civil War, he served as Paymaster, United States Navy from 1870 to 1888.  He died on 19 October 1890 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of … Read more

Cary Travers Grayson – Rear Admiral, United States Navy


Cary Travers Grayson (11 October 1878-15 February 1938) was a surgeon in the United States Navy who served a variety of roles from personal aide to President Woodrow Wilson, to chairman of the American Red Cross. Received From Bill Gonyo Grayson was born in Culpeper, Virginia. After completing his medical studies, he was appointed Acting … Read more

Barry Kennedy Atkins – Rear Admiral, United States Navy


Admiral Barry Kennedy Atkins, USN (Ret.), 94, of Richmond, Virginia, died Tuesday, November 15,  2005. Admiral Atkins was born in Annapolis, Maryland, son of a naval officer.  He was a 1932 Naval Academy graduate who retired from the Navy in 1959, and who received the Navy Cross for “extraordinary heroism” for action in World War … Read more

Francis M. Threlkeld – Confederate States of America Army


Courtesy of Dale Nichols: January 2008: MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY *F, 27th REGIMENT, GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, ARMY OF TENNESSEE, C. S. A., TAYLOR COUNTY, GEORGIA, “”TAYLOR GUARDS” Threlkeld, Francis M. (or Thrielkeld) – Private, September  9, 1861. Wounded and captured at Petersburg, Virginia, August 20, 1864. Died of wounds in Lincoln U.S.A. General Hospital, Washington, … Read more

Tobias Beaver – Confederate States of America Army


I see you are looking for info on several soldiers in the 57th North Carolina Regiment (Confederate) who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. I have a book published by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History covering the 57th, 58th, 60th & 61th regiments that includes the roster of members including information. For … Read more

Kyle W. Brown – Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps


NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 030-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2006 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of five Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom: Lance Corporal Kyle W. Brown, 22, of Newport News, Virginia Lance Corporal Jeriad P. Jacobs, 19, of Clayton, … Read more

Kenneth Joe Hodson – Major General, United States Army


Major General Kenneth Joe Hodson Born in Kansas April 27, 1913 Second Lieutenant (Artillery) 1934 Brigadier General September 1st, 1962 Major General July 1st, 1967 Artillery Officer 1941-42. Graduate, Judge Advocate General School 1944. Served with Judge Advocate Department in Trinidad, Europe & Japan 1942-62. Faculty, Judge Advocate General School 1951-53. US. Chairman, U.S.-Japan Criminal … Read more

Bonita Irene Reifenstahl Blocker – Military Spouse

Bonita Irene Reifenstahl “Bonnie” Blocker, 89, a Northern Virginia real estate sales agent and a former stockbroker, died of cancer January 21, 2003, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Mrs. Blocker, a resident of Arlington, was born in St. Louis. She had lived in this area since 1946, except for periods when she accompanied her … Read more

Courtesy of the Washington Post

Burial Deadline Upsets Attack Victim’s Family Funeral Plans Thwarted, Widow Says Thursday, November 15, 2001 Martha Jackson-Holley waited seven weeks to bury her husband. Jimmie Ira Holley, an accountant for the Army, was missing after the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. For weeks, Jackson-Holley waited for her husband’s remains to be identified, as … Read more

Andrew Carl Bennett – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007 Andrew Carl Bennett (1889-1971). Born on December 17, 1889 in Goodland, Kansas. Commissioned from Annapolis in 1912. Commanding Officer of the Submarine L-11 in Irish waters 1917-1918. Commanding Officer of R-24 and S-16 1918-1922. Instructor at Annapolis 1933-1936. Commanding Officer of the Savannah 1940-1942. Rear Admiral in … Read more

The Shuttle Challenger Memorial Arlington National Cemetery

At about 11:30 AM, Eastern Time, January 28, 1986, the Shuttle Challenger was launched from Cape Kennedy, Florida. Aboard the ship were its Commander, Francis R. “Dick” Scobee, its pilot, Michael J. Smith, and its crew, Christa McAuliffe (the first ‘Teacher in Space’), Mission Specialists Ellison S. Onizuka, Judith A. Resnick and Ronald E. McNair, along with … Read more

John Carson Febiger – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Born at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1821, the grandson of Colonel Christian Febiger, Revolutionary Army. Appointed Midshipman, USN, in 1838 and advanced through the ranks fo Rear Admiral on February 4, 1882, retiring on June 1, 1882. During the Civil War, he served on the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron and the North Atlantic Squadron. … Read more

Francis J. Buchanan – Private, United States Army

Coast Artillery Corps. He was the son of James A. Buchanan IV, he died on October 27, 1945 and is buried in the same site in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery, and near James Anderson Buchanan. His family is related to President James Buchanan. BUCHANAN, FRANCIS J United States Army VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/25/1917 – 05/13/1919 … Read more

World War Aircrew Buried In Arlington National Cemetery – February 1998


HONORABLE HAROLD ROGERS Of Kentucky in the House of Representatives Mr. ROGERS Mr. Speaker, on February 20, 1998, Sgt. Herman Smith of Williamsburg, Kentucky, and nine other World War II crewmen of the B- 24H “Liberator,” serial number 42-95064, will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. This ceremony is a long-overdue … Read more

Thomas A. Pierce Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Thomas A. Pierce, 84, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and former liaison official with the Agency for International Development, died of renal failure June 26, 2001, at the Fairfax Nursing Center, where he had lived the past two months. Colonel Pierce, who was born in Binghamton, New York, was an … Read more

Agnes Sinnott Devereux – Military Daughter

The daughter of John Ryan Devereux, and the sister of James Patrick Sinnott Devereux, she was born on November 14, 1910 and died on April 4, 1972. She is buried with her parents in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery. DEVEREUX, AGNES S DATE OF BIRTH: 11/14/1910 DATE OF DEATH: 04/04/1972 DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/07/1972 BURIED AT: SECTION … Read more

Eugene Simon Karpe – Captain, United States Navy

U. S. NAVAL OFFICER FOUND DEAD IN RAILWAY TUNNEL NEAR SALZBURG Captain Karpe, Rumanian Attaché, Was Friend Of Vogeler – Police Hold Death Was Accidental VIENNA, Austria, February 24, 1950 – A track walker found the body of Captain Eugene Simon Karpe of the United States Navy, a friend of the imprisoned Robert A. Vogeler, … Read more

James Charles Dempsey – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Born at Eastport, Maine, on August 30, 1901, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1931. He married Audrey Emanuel. He was commissioned Ensign and advanced through the grades to Rear Admiral. Commander, Submarine S-37, Pacific Theater of Operations, 1942. Served in numerous command positions, including Commander, Military Sea Transport Service, Atlantic, Brooklyn, … Read more

Robert W. Pastor – Private First Class, United States Army


E-mail message: 10 June 2006: Attached is a photo for Private First Class Robert W. Pastor.  You don’t see many tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery that are in a tree. Roxsanne Wells-Layton PASTOR, ROBERT W PFC USA DATE OF BIRTH: 08/29/1923 BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 6050 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert … Read more

Roy Tinsley Dodge – Brigadier General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Roy Tinsley Dodge, 85, the retired Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General who as the Washington Metro’s first design and construction chief in the 1960s and 1970s helped in the birth of the capital area subway system, died of complications from lung cancer November 8, 2002, … Read more

Howard Eugene Porter – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary report Colonel Howard Porter, a member of the class of 1957, died following complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, at Loudoun County Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia 20 September 2001. He was 83 years old. Colonel Porter, a native of Chesterfield, South Carolina, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in Civil Engineering and Geology from … Read more

Guy Cane – Captain, United States Navy


From a contemporary press report: Guy Cane, 70, a retired Navy Captain who as a carrier-based fighter pilot during the Vietnam War flew 212 combat missions, died March 1, 2000, at Anne Arundel General Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, after a heart attack. In 1967 and 1968, Captain Cane flew an F-8 Crusader from the carriers Hancock … Read more

Thomas Taylor Knox – Colonel, United States Army


Thomas Taylor Knox of Tennessee Appointed from Tennessee, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1867 (27) Second Lieuetnant, 1st United States Cavalry, 12 June 1871 Regimental Quartermaster, 1 October 1873 to 11 November 1875 First Lieutenant, 4 March 1879 Captain, 23 January 1889 Transferred to the 6th United States Cavalry, 19 October 1898 Major, … Read more

Edward John Hughes, Jr. – Captain, United States Marine Corps

Full Name: EDWARD JOHN JR HUGHES Date of Birth: 11/24/1937 Date of Casualty: 5/9/1968 Home of Record: WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: CAPT Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG TRI HUGHES, EDWARD J JR CPT USMC VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown DATE OF BIRTH: 11/24/1937 DATE OF DEATH: 05/09/1968 DATE … Read more

Min S. Choi – Private First Class, United States Army


NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 210-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died February 26 in Abertha, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated while they were on patrol. Both Soldiers were … Read more

Frederick D. Grab – Second Lieutenant, United States Army Government Official

RITES FOR F. D. GRAB HELD IN ARLINGTON Secretary Roper At The Funeral Of Commercial Attaché At Caracas, Who Died May 2 WASHINGTON, September 15, 1937 – Frederick D. Grab, American Commercial Attaché at Caracas, Venezuela, who died on May 2 as a result of an airplane crash in South America, was buried today in … Read more

Arthur Joseph Kingdom – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:   Arthur Joseph Kingdom, Jr., Colonel, United States Army (retired), 1 1949 graduate of the United States Military Academy,  died on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. He was the husband of Barbara Lee Kingdom; father of Arthur J. Kingdom, III and Douglas M. Kingdom; brother of Robert … Read more

Valentine B. Pringle – Specialist 3, United States Army

Valentine “Val” Pringle, was born on 10 March 1937 and died on 13 December 1999.  He was a playwright, actor, singer, songwriter. Born in the United States, Pringle is best remembered for his role as ‘Lead’ in the British Sci-Fi television series, “Sapphire And Steele”, from 1979 to 1982. The series also starred Joanna Lumley … Read more

Arlington National Cemetery With Tom Sherlock – Arlington National Cemetery Historian Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Over 260,000 men and women are buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Many of those interred died defending the United States and the cause of freedom. Numerous historical figures and casualties from every major American conflict dating back from the revolutionary war have found their final resting place inside Arlington’s walls. Arlington National Cemetery historian Tom … Read more

Loren George Dubois – Captain, United States Army

Loren George Du Bois Eau Claire, Wisconsin Born May 13, 1925 Captain, U.S. Army Service Number O-28466 Killed in Action Died September 19, 1952 in Korea USMA Class of 1946, Captain Du Bois commanded the Heavy Mortar Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. On September 19, 1952, just after arriving in Korea, he was … Read more

Victor Woodfin Hobson – Brigadier General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report Victor Woodfin Hobson Jr., 82, a retired Army Brigadier General whose final assignment before retiring from active duty in 1965 was with Army intelligence at Fort Monroe, Virginia, died December 31, 2000 at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Virginia. He had diabetes. After retiring, he did defense consulting work in … Read more

Harriet R. F. Vinson Capron – Military Spouse


The wife of Erastus A. Capron, she was born in 1813 and died on August 9, 1901. She apparently re-married to someone named “Vinson” and lived for 54 years after her first husband was killed-in-action in the Mexican War. She lies buried with him in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. Harriot R. VINSON   Self   W   … Read more

United States Air Force Crew

BLAUM, RICHARD LAVONNE AF United States Air Force DATE OF BIRTH: 04/11/1930 DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1953 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4803 STEVENS, HAROLD 2ND LT USAF DATE OF BIRTH: 01/20/1928 DATE OF DEATH: 09/20/1953 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4803 Gloria Blaum (nee Stroud), 77, died Sunday, January 16, 2005, in Port Huron after … Read more

Francis Alphonse Carrier – Captain, United States Navy

Francis Alphonse Carrier, Captain, United States Navy (retired), died on Sunday, September 1, 2002 passed away in his home in Alexandira, Virginia, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Husband of Keating K. Carrier and survived by his three daughters, Keating Frances Carrier of Manassas, Virginia, Monique M. Weiland of Temple City, California and Martine Z. Baker … Read more

Daniel Huston Torrey – Colonel, United States Army

Colonel Torrey is the son of Major D. W. Torrey, United States Army (burial site unknown) and the grandson of Daniel Huston, Colonel, United States Army, who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. TORREY, DANIEL HUSTON COL   US ARMY WORLD WAR II DATE OF BIRTH: 01/25/1887 DATE OF DEATH: 12/30/1965 BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1978 … Read more

Earl H. Spredemann – Sergeant, United States Army


Earl H. Spredemann Sergeant, U.S. Army 36258838 718th Air Force Base Unit Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: September 8, 1945 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines For more information click here From a contemporary press report: 5 July 2003 Found on Indonesian mountainside, … Read more

In Afghanistan, Iraq, They ‘Gave All’ At Arlington Cemetery, Airman, Soldier Praised for Their Sacrifice


There are yellow ribbons tied around every pole in downtown Pageland, South Carolina, and American flags fly at half-staff. But the anguish the tiny community feels may be spelled out best in the banner that stretches across Main Street: “Thanks for everything. In memory of Jason Hicks.” The 25-year-old Hicks was one of six U.S. airmen … Read more

Kristopher Linwood Shepherd – Staff Sergeant, United States Army


NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 153-05 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sergeant Kristopher L. Shepherd, 26, of Lynchburg, Virginia, died February 11, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated during … Read more

Wheelock Graves Veazey – Colonel, United States Army


Veazey, Wheelock Graves, of Rutland, son of Jonathan and Annie (Stevens) Veazey, was born in Brentwood, New Hampshire, December 5, 1835. Brentwood was the home of his ancestors back through many generations. He received his early scholastic education at Phillips (Exeter) Academy, matriculated at Dartmouth College and graduated therefrom in the class of 1859. Having … Read more

James Aaron Connett – Colonel, United States Army

Dear Mr. Patterson:  I have just come across your beautiful website on Arlington National Cemetery.  This was my old “stomping grounds” when I lived with my parents at Fort Myer, Virginia (connected to the cemetery) during the 1960s when my father, Chaplain (Colonel) James A. Connett, United States Army was Post Chaplain there for 6 … Read more

Chester Anzide – Private, United States Army

PHILADELPHIA SENDS 2 JOBLESS TO FUNERAL OF SOLDIER BROTHER PHILADELPHIA, November 16, 1921 – Pausing in the midst of consideration of measures to reduce the budget, the City Council today adopted a resolution to defray the expenses of two jobless, penniless brothers to Washington to attend the funeral of their brother who will be buried … Read more

Thomas Richard McAndrew – Major, United States Army

MANILA, Philippine Islands, September 3, 1946 – Major Thomas Richard McAndrew of Fayetteville, North Carolina, administrative officer at the United States Embassy, died today of a cerebral hemorrhage.  His age was 39. Major McAndrew was the son of Patrick H. McAndrew, Colonel, United States Army, and the nephew of James William McAndrew, Major General, United States Army, both of … Read more

Walter Stratton Anderson – Vice Admiral, United States Navy


Walter Stratton Anderson (1881-1981). Born on October 4, 1881, in Carlinville, Illinois. Graduated from Annapolis in 1903 and commissioned in 1905. Post graduate study in naval ordnance 1906-1907. Gunnery officer, then Executive Officer aboard the Arizona in World War I. Graduated from the Naval War College in 1921. Naval Attache in London 1934-1936. Rear Admiral … Read more

William H. Russell – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force


Colonel Russell leaves legacy of service By Rebecca Perron Courtesy of Military Newspapers of Virginia Retired Lieutenant Colonel William (“Bill”) H. Russell passed away July 8, 2009, at the age of 85. To many in the Langley community, Colonel Russell was a dedicated person with a big heart who always went out of his way … Read more

Frank Hiram Miller Cash – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

My great uncle, Frank Hiram Miller Cash, Second Lieuteanant, Company C, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, was killed in France on 2 August 1918, during World War I, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Lieutenant Cash’s father was a U.S. Marshal in Washington D.C. He left his younger sister, my grandmother Marie Cash … Read more

Royce J. Hatfield – YNC, United States Navy


Royce Hatfield was born in Missouri on 12 July 1919.  Served in the Navy during World War II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.  He died on 12 February 1988 at River Grove, Illinois.  He was buried with full military honors in Arlington. Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is … Read more

Honoring and Keeping Faith With America’s Missing Servicemembers


Yellow roses are placed at the base of the empty Vietnam Unknown Crypt where the inscription now reads: “Honoring and Keeping Faith with America’s Missing Servicemen 1958-1975” The new inscription on the crypt is being dedicated during the National Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action Recognition Day at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17, … Read more

Kurt E. Krout – Specialist, United States Army


NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 814-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2005 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died on August 6, 2005, near Balad, Iraq, where they were conducting convoy operations when an improvised … Read more

Theodore Adolphus Adams, Jr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army


Dr. Theodore A. Adams, Jr., a business leader, champion of minority business development, and retired Army Engineer officer, died on July 16, 2003, of complications of cancer. Dr. Adams was former Chairman of the Board, CEO and majority shareholder of Unified Industries Incorporated (UII), a corporation he founded in 1970. Under his management, direction and … Read more

Robert R. McCord – Command Sergeant Major, United States Army

‘This is just totally unfair’ Police still looking for driver who hit and killed jogger Command Sergeant Major Robert McCord had plans for his retirement. He had just earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He planned to participate in the upcoming Army 10-mile run in Washington, D.C. He had enrolled in graduate school. He … Read more

William Edward Miller – First Lieutenant, United States Army Member of Congress Vice Presidential Candidate


Born at Lockport, New York, March 22, 1914, he was a long-time Member of the House of Representatives from New York State. He was not a candidate for re-election in the 89th Congress. He had left the Congress in order to become a candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket … Read more

Chambers McKibbin – Brigadier General, United States Army


Chambers McKibbin ofPennsylvnaia Appointed from Pennsylvania, Private, General Service, 22 to 24 September 1862 Second Lieuteutenent, 14th U. S. Infantry, 22 September 1862 First Lieutenant, 10 June 1864 Transferred to the 32nd U. S. Infantry, 21 September 1866 Captain, 35th U. S. Infantry, 28 July 1866 Transferred to the 15th U. S. Infantry, 12 August … Read more

Arthur Maxwell Murray – Colonel, United States Army


From a contemporary press report: PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Arthur Maxwell Murray, 86, died Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at the Clipper Home after a lengthy illness. Born July 27, 1913, in San Francisco, California, the son of Maxwell and Phyllis M. (Howard) Murray. He was a 1938 graduate of West Point. He made the Army his career … Read more

John Joseph Wermuth – Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps


Brigadier General John Joseph Wermuth, Jr., veteran of the Korean fighting and four World War II campaigns, attended the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania from 1952 to 1953. Colonel Wermuth earned the Legion of Merit for outstanding service in Korea from June to December 1951 as Executive Officer and Commander of the 7th … Read more

Robert Kirkland Black – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

SERVICE FOR CRASH VICTIM Military Funeral at Arlington Held for Lieutenant Black WASHINGTON, November 22, 1938 – A military funeral was held at Arlington National Cemetery today for Second Lieutenant Robert Kirkland Black, one of those killed in the crash of an Army plane near La Grange, Georgia, last Friday. Services were conducted by Chaplain … Read more

Donal L. Turkal – Major General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Donal L. Turkal was born August 14, 1924, in Detroit, Michigan, later moved to the Washington, D.C. area, where he attended public schools, the University of Maryland and the George Washington University, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and the George Washington University Law School, from which … Read more

Edward Moore Kennedy – Private First Class, United States Army


United States Senator Click Here For A Collection Of Obituaries Click Here For Church Services Click Here For Burial Information 27 August 2009: With a bugler playing taps, a rifle squad firing a salute and pallbearers representing each branch of the military, Senator Edward M. Kennedy will be laid to rest in a private funeral … Read more

United States Army Aircrew – 23 September 1944



Veterans Eve

Upon this fortnight, Veteran’s Eve, above and below Arlington’s sacred ground, soldiers lay whispering of heartfelt stories they wish to tell. I give to each a quill of hearts to write memories of their fate. I give to some, lips to engrave portraits of loved ones upon white slates. I give to most my hand … Read more

John Adrian Hoogewerff – Rear Admiral, United States Navy


Rear Admiral John Adrian Hoogewerff, U.S. Navy Born in Howard Country, Maryland November 27, 1860 Died at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii February 13, 1933 Son of Samuel Evans & Mary Elizabeth (Duval) Hoogewerff Married Edwardine L. Hiester of Reading, Pennsylvania October 10, 1889 No children reported Student, Pennsylvania Military Academy 1875-76 Cadet, U.S. Naval Academy 1877-81 … Read more

Oliver Allen – Major, United States Army

ALLEN, OLIVER Major, U.S. Army Home: New York, New York 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: October 4 – 11, 1918 General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919 Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Allen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October … Read more

Kenneth B. Potter – Colonel, United States Army

Kenneth B. Potter was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on November 23, 1909 was raised in Cranston, Rhode Island and attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating with a degree in chemical engineering in 1933. While at URI Kenneth Potter was captain of the football and baseball teams and a member of Theta Chi social … Read more

Charles Trueman “Buck” Lanham – Major General, United States Army


“Say only this of me when I am Dead ‘He saw proud eagles storming down the sky He heard the braken brake where beauty fled And, wingless, strove to fly.’” From a contemporary news report: “The officer whom Ernest Hemingway called “the finest and bravest and most intelligent regimental comander I have ever known” died … Read more

Dwight Dickinson – Commodore, United States Navy

Born at Jamestown, New York, October 31, 1847, he was educated at the Jamestown Academy and received his M.D. degree from the University of Buffalo in 1869. He married Syria Elana Browne of Oakland, California, May 12, 1882. He was commissioned as an Assistant Surgeon, United States Navy, April 12, 1869. He was promoted to … Read more

Charles Albert Phelps Hatfield – Colonel, United States Army

Charles Albert Phelps Hatfield of Alabama Appointed from Maryland, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1868 (27) Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 14 June 1872 First Lieutenant, 28 June 1878 Captain, 26 November 1884 Major, 8th U. S. Cavalry, 16 October 1898 Lieutenant Colonel, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 29 April 1901 Colonel, 13th … Read more

Tree Planting At Arlington National Cemetery – September 18, 1998

On September 18, 1998, at 10:00 a.m. in Section 2E of Arlington National Cemetery the thousands of American sailors of African and Asian descent who served faithfully in peace and fought valiantly in war despite infamous discriminatory conditions as officer’s mess attendants, cooks and stewards will receive a long overdue tribute when a monument is … Read more

Samuel S. Yoder – First Lieutenant, United States Army

Member of Congress YODER, Samuel S., a Representative from Ohio; born in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, August 16, 1841; attended the common schools and Wooster (Ohio) University, and was graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; enlisted in the Union Army in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 19, … Read more

Anthony T. Shtogren – Major General, United States Air Force


Courtesy of the United States Air Force MAJOR GENERAL ANTHONY T. SHTOGREN Retired August 1, 1971 Major General Anthony T. Shtogren was deputy director, J-6  (Communications-electronics), Organization of the Joint Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C. General Shtogren was born in 1917, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1939 with … Read more

Robert Edgar Braddy – Rear Admiral, United States Navy


Commander Robert Braddy was awarded the Navy Cross, our nation’s second highest honor for naval heroism, for his actions in North Africa in November of 1942. Rear Admiral Braddy retired from the service in 1951.   BRADDY, ROBERT EDGAR R/ADM USN DATE OF BIRTH: 11/17/1903 DATE OF DEATH: 08/14/1965 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 102-A … Read more

Ocie Faye Martin Shirley – Lieutenant, United States Navy Navy Spouse

From a contemporary press report: Faye Martin Shirley of Hughesville, Maryland, died on November 20, 2003 at Southern Maryland Hospital, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 86 years old. Faye was born on September 6, 1917 in Huntington, Texas, the third of five children oof the late Cozy and Margaret Wells Martin. … Read more

Joseph E. Owens – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Joseph E. Owens, 81, the former Maryland Democratic state delegate from Montgomery County who gained a reputation while chairing the House Judiciary Committee as an energetic killer of bills, died of a cerebral hemorrhage May 18, 1999 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Starting in 1970, Mr. Owens was elected … Read more

Ernest J. Blanchard IV – Captain, United States Coast Guard

Captain Ernie Blanchard died on 14 March 1995, at age 46, while serving as chief of the Public Affairs Office at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. A 1970 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Captain Blanchard earned a master’s degree in political science at Brown University in Rhode Island. He … Read more

Stuart A. Baxter – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

BAXTER, STUART A. Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Home: Detroit, Michigan 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: June 5, July 1, & October 4, 1918 General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919 Citation The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart A. Baxter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in … Read more

Iraqis Pay Tribute to U.S. Service Members – By Donna Miles,American Forces Press Service May 27, 2004


As the sound of “Taps” wailed from Army Sergeant Major Henry Sgrecci’s bugle today, seven Iraqi citizens pressed their new prosthetic hands against their hearts at the Tomb of the Unknowns here to honor U.S. service members who have given their lives in Iraq. Seven Iraqi merchants put their new prosthetic hands across their hearts … Read more

Steve Butcher, Jr. – Staff Sergeant, United States Army


U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 647-07 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 23, 2007, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near … Read more

Images of Arlingon National Cemetry 10


First Lieutenant Joseph Michael Blassie, United States Air Force Believed By Many To Be The Vietnam Unknown. Testing Being Conducted Via DNA Will Help To Resolve The Mystery. Major General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs. He confiscated the Lee family home for use as a military cemetery. He and his family lie buried in Arlington National Cemetery. General … Read more

Harry L. Alderman – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

Harry L. Alderman, 79, died Sunday, February 4, 2007, at his home in Burleson, Texas. He had Alzheimer’s disease. Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. Inurnment is planned at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2007, at the funeral home. A … Read more