Deceased Persons

Deceased Persons

People who die from natural causes or in cases such as accidents, wars or drug abuse are there every day. Therefore, it is important to deal with this issue to understand that life will not always be easy. In this category we will explain in a few words the most important facts about deceased persons, resting places such as the Arlington National Cemetery and who has what right to what resting place.

What are deceased persons?

A deceased person is a human being from the moment of his death until the expiration of his post-mortem personality protection. The memory of the deceased is protected from disparagement under criminal law. After the burial or finding of a lifeless missing person, one (also) speaks of a dead person. The term deceased must be distinguished from the term corpse, which refers only to the body.

What is the dying process and when does it begin?

When people are dying due to the natural aging process or a serious illness, they go through the incipient dying process. In contrast to the sudden death caused, for example, by a fatal accident in a war to a military service member or veteran, the natural dying process extends over a longer period of time. This is divided into the phases of dying, in which certain signs of impending death can often be identified.

What individuals are buried in Arlington National Cemetery?

Primarily buried at Arlington National Cemetery are deceased persons who died in a military action, or their family members. However, presidents such as Kennedy family William Howard Taft, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world boxing champion Joe Louis, the seven Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts and the Tuskegee Airmen are also buried.

U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 539-06 June 12, 2006 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Second Lieutenant John S. Vaughan, ...
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The founder of a distinguished American military family. His two sons, Edwin Luther Sibert and Franklin Cummings Sibert, each retired as Major Generals in the Army and two grandsons and a great-grandson have been in the Army. An 1884 graduate of West Point, he was an engineer, who built bridges in the ...
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Courtesy of the United States Air Force: MAJOR GENERAL FRANK B. HORTON III Retired July 1, 1993, Died March 29, 1997 Major General Frank B. “Barry” Horton III was director for intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. General Horton was born in 1940, in ...
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WINDSBECKER, MARY FRANCES SUMMERS W/O JULIUS DATE OF DEATH: 04/06/1922 BURIED AT: SECTION S E  SITE 2146 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WIFE OF JULIUS WINDSBECKER, MAJ 3RD PA HEAVY ART Read also our most popular topics on Arlington National Cemetery Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Testonyl Hanfosan Nutra Digest ...
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It is with heavy heart that I write this. We received word that Master Sergeant Allen Eldredge, Relief Commander, Tomb of the Unknowns, (August 1953-July 1954), Assistant Sergeant of the Guard (February 1959-June 1960), and Sergeant of the Guard (July 1962-April 1966), passed from this life at 1430, ...
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Jose Louis Moreno was born on July 19, 1946 and joined the Armed Forces while in LUBBOCK, Texas. He served in the United States Marine Corps.  In one year of service, he attained the rank of Private First Class. On November 29, 1967, at the age of 21, ...
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 From a contemporary press report William J. Urick, 92, had plenty of uniforms, but he never needed a business suit. A retired Air Force Colonel who served in four branches of the military, the Secret Service, the Pennsylvania State Police and two Defense Department investigative agencies, Colonel Urick, ...
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I was perusing the list of naval personnel interred at ANC, and noted that my grandfather's name wasn't listed. He and 3 other sailors were interred at Aarlington National Cemetery on September 11th, 1916. They were victims of the wreck of the USS Memphis in Santo Domingo City ...
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CAPTAIN C. R. BAKER Former Executive officer of U.S. Naval Medical School WASHINGTON, April 24, 1940 – Captain Carroll Royer Baker, Medical Corps, U.S.N. died in the Naval Hospital yesterday, the Navy Department announced today.  Captain Baker, who was a member of the hospital staff, was formerly Executive ...
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From a contemporary press report: Caesar Frank Fiore, 88, a retired Army colonel and telecommunications executive, died of pneumonia October 9, 1999 at the ManorCare nursing home in Potomac. He had lived in Arlington for 23 years before moving to the nursing home two years ago. Colonel Fiore, ...
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Dennis Michael O'Neill was born on September 1, 1943 and joined the Armed Forces while in Bedford, Massahusetts. He served in the United States Army and in one year of service, he attained the rank of Private First Class (E3). He began a tour of duty in Vietnam ...
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William E. Mcleod was born on 21 December 1867.  He served as a Sergeant, Company A, 5th United States Infantry in the Spanish-American War.  He died at Santiago, Cuba, on 7 September 1898 while serving in that capacity. His wife, Helen V. McLeod, born 8 December 1867, apparently ...
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Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1827. As small boy, he was taken to Charlotte, North Carolina, from which state was appointed to West Point. He graduated in 1847, ranking in middle of his class; his most famous classmates were Ambrose P. Hill of the Confederate Army and Ambrose ...
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Courtesy of the West Virginia Veterans Database: War: WWII Last Name: Baribeau First Name: Robert Middle Name or Initial: Joseph Sex: M County: Cabell, West Virginia Community: Branch of Service: Marines Rank: Private Service Number: 498301 Date of Death: 20 November 1943 Place of Death: Tarawa, Gilbert Islands Cause ...
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Courtesy of the Marine Corps Gazette: Colonel John J. Gormley (1914-1995) by Benis M. Frank John Gormley was a native of the District of Columbia and graduated from McKinley Technical High School where he excelled in athletics. Upon graduation, he entered the University of Maryland on an athletic ...
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Wallace W. Sinclair was born in Virginia in 1843.  During the 1880 United States Census he resided in Washington, D.C.  He resided with his father-in-law, John P. Gidt, age 69 and born in Germany; his mother-in-law, Ellen Gidt, age 68 and born in Maryland; his wife, Henrietta C. ...
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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 769-08 September 13, 2008 DoD Identifies Navy Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Chief Petty Officer (select) Jason ...
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On a late September afternoon last year, Captain James Pope climbed a hill that offered a sweeping view of the Arghandab Valley. He gazed on thousands of acres of irrigated farm fields and orchards that faded into a dusty, mountain-ringed desert. Pope, a North Carolinian with a reputation ...
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BARBER, WILLIAM E. Rank and organization: Captain U.S. Marine Corps, commanding officer, Company F, 2d Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). Place and date: Chosin Reservoir area, Korea, 28 November to 2 December 1950. Entered service at: West Liberty, Kentucky. Born: 30 November 1919, Dehart, Kentucky. Citation: ...
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John Dawson Chase, 89, a decorated retired Navy Rear Admiral who served in three wars, died of multiple organ failure April 9, 2008, at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care in Port Charlotte, Florida, while visiting in Florida. He was a resident of McLean, Virginia. Admiral Chase was born ...
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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 534-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 09, 2006 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, on June 6, 2006, when ...
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Suggested By, And Gravesite Photo Courtesy Of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007 Biography Courtesy of the United States Air Force MAJOR GENERAL GRANDISON GARDNER Retired August 31, 1954 – Died February 1, 1973 Grandison Gardner was born at Pine Valley, Utah, in 1892. He graduated from Utah Agricultural ...
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Master Sergeant Brown was born in Malden, Massachusetts His father was a Ship Captain in the Merchant Marines. He enlisted in  the Navy in 1929 and was discharged in 1932. During World War Two, he was a civilian Flight instructor at Ryans Field in Tucson, Arizona. Later he ...
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Henry Clay Taylor was born in Washington, D.C. on 4 March 1845, the son of Frank and Virginia Neville Simms Taylor.  He received an appointment from Ohio to the United States Naval Academy on 20 September 1860.  He served throughout the Civil War on various blockading duties. He ...
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From a contemporary press report: Donald E. Craig, 74, a retired Navy Commander who started two consulting businesses in Springfield, died October 9, 1999 at Inova Fairfax Hospital cardiac arrest. Mr. Craig, a Springfield resident for three decades, retired from the Navy in 1967. He was a gunnery ...
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His stone in Section 59 of Arlington National Cemetery reads: “Arabian Gulf May 14, 1957 – April 15, 1985 He will soar on wings like eagles. – Isaih 40, 40, 31.” April 30, 1985: President Reagan ordered the Navy yesterday to expand its duties in the Persian Gulf ...
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LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JONES, ONCE AIDE TO WILSON WASHINGTON, August 31, 1947 – Lieutenant Commander Needham Lee Jones, USN, retired, a Naval Aide to the late President Woodrow Wilson, died today in the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Maryland.  His age was 71. Commander Jones was graduated from the United ...
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Courtesy of the United States Air Force LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM D. ECKERT Retired April 1, 1961, Died April 1, 1971  William Dole Eckert was born in Freeport, Illinois, in 1909. He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 1924 and in July 1926 entered the U.S. Military Academy. ...
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William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, photographer and explorer famous for his images of the American West. He was a great-great nephew of Samuel Wilson, the progenitor of America's national symbol Uncle Sam. Jackson was born in Keeseville, New York, ...
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Son of Christopher Raymond Perry and Jane Slidell Rodgers, he was born at Morristown, New Jersey, on August 18, 1858. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1878. Appointed Ensign on December 1, 1881 and promoted through the ranks to rear admiral, June 13, 1916. He remained unmarried ...
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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 682-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2006 Missing WWII Airmen Identified The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that nine servicemen missing in action from World War II have been identified and are being returned to their families ...
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Born at Alexandria, Virginia in 1850, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving with Company I, 6th United States Cavalry at the Washita River, Texas, September 12, 1874. He died on September 12, 1899 and was buried in Section 22 of Arlington National Cemetery. ...
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Born at Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1837, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving aboard the USS Richmond on March 14, 1863 during the Civil War. He died on April 29, 1917 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National Cemetery. He was also known as “Israel ...
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Captain Daniel J. Ginsberg United States Marine Corps First Lieutenant Michael D. Mueller United States Marine Corps They are buried in Section 34 Read also our most popular topics on Arlington National Cemetery Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Testonyl Hanfosan Nutra Digest Onycosolve SWISS FX Herzolex Ultra Arthrolon ...
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Sandra Foster Attack Location: Pentagon Age: 41 Home: Clinton, Maryland Sandra Foster, 41, may be already one of the most well-known victims of the attack on the Pentagon, in part because her husband, Kenneth Foster, 48, kept a 44-hour vigil after American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building. ...
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ADMIRAL C. F. HOWELL Retired July 1 After 41 Years’ Service in Coast Guard CLEARFIELD, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1940 – Rear Admiral Charles Frederic Howell, a retired Coast Guard officer, died of a heart attack at his summer home in Ansonville, near here.  He was 59 years old.  ...
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William E. Wood Maricopa, Arizona Born 1929 CORPORAL, U.S. Army Service Number 17262014 Missing in Action – Presumed Dead Died November 2, 1950 in Korea Corporal Wood was a member of Company C, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while ...
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YEATMAN, JAMES E PVT C, 47 VA INF CSA-CIVIL DATE OF DEATH: 08/15/1923 BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 161-A His wife: YEATMAN, CHARLOTTE I DATE OF DEATH: 04/04/1939 BURIED AT: SECTION 16  SITE 161-A Read also our most popular topics on Arlington National Cemetery Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk ...
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FARMER, NOAH G 24TH VA INF DATE OF DEATH: 05/25/1862 BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE  SITE 166 Read also our most popular topics on Arlington National Cemetery Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Testonyl Hanfosan Nutra Digest Onycosolve SWISS FX Herzolex Ultra Arthrolon Ketogen Tropfen Slimberry Urotrin Maral Gel Slimymed ...
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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 1153-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2005 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Captain Jeffrey P. Toczylowski, 30, of Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania, died in ...
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LIEUTENANT GENERAL GORDON M. GRAHAM Retired July 1, 1973. Died March 22, 2008. Lieutenant General Gordon M. Graham was commander of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force with headquarters at Izmir, Turkey. As commander he was responsible for NATO air forces from the United States, Greece and Turkey ...
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James Fingal Gregory of New York Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, I July l861(16); Commissioned Second Lieutenant of Artillery, 23 June 1865 Transferred to the Corps of Engineers, 1 May1866 First Lieutenant, 1 May 1866 Captain, 13 January l874 Colonel and Aide-de-Camp to General ...
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Carlos Ogden, WWII hero, dies at 83 PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA — Carlos Ogden, who earned the Medal of Honor for an attack on a German gun emplacement during World War II, has died at a Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto. He was 83. Ogden died Monday after ...
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Gilbert Bruce Holmes, Jr. was born at Chickasha, Oklahoma, on July 25, 1937, the son of Gilbert Holmes, Sr. (deceased in 1980) and Dorothy L. Holmes (deceased in 1975).  His brother, David F. Holmes, was born on September 2, 1940 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  David served as a First ...
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Full Name: MANUEL JESUS MOREIDA Date of Birth: 10/15/1946 Date of Casualty: 12/2/1967 Home of Record: HARLINGEN, TEXAS Branch of Service: ARMY Rank: SSGT Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: PR & MR UNKNOWN Status: MIA MOREIDA, MANUEL JESUS Remains Identified, Burial 10/24/2002 Name: Manuel Jesus Moreida Rank/Branch: ...
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General Mitchell, a 1920 graduate of the United States Military Academy, is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  Research about him continues. General Secretary of the International Military Tribunal following World War II. Major General William Lemuel Mitchell Born in Mandeville, Louisiana, December 6, 1897 Died ...
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While I have very little information on Admiral Sanders' military career, I was visiting Arlington National Cemetery on the day of the joint funeral of he and his wife (May 24, 1991) and video-taped the entire ceremony. It was a full-honors funeral, complete with the United States Navy ...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Edward Fisher Krise, 79, an Army Colonel and social service administrator who retired in 1973 as chief of race relations for U.S. Army Europe, died of complications from an intestinal infection December 4, 2003, in Papeete, Tahiti, while on a cruise. Colonel Krise was ...
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Born in 1885, he was a 1911 graduate of West Point. In 1941, when the War Department sought “an officer of broad engineering experience” to establish a military mission to Iran, the task was given to him. He was a Colonel at the time and an Acting Chief ...
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Courtesy of his Granddaughter, Mary Ruth Holder, 11 November 2007 First Lieutenant Edward Selby was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 1894. He was killed in the line of duty in Paso Real, Nicaragua on March 9, 1930 while serving as a Captain of the Guardia Nacional. ...
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No. 399-04 IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 2, 2004 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of eight Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died on April 29, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq, while part of a dismounted improvised explosive device sweep patrol, when a vehicle ...
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Courtesy of the Food & Drug Administration: Harvey Washington Wiley was born in a log farmhouse in Indiana, in 1844. He served as a corporal in the Civil War and was then a top graduate of Hanover College (1867). Wiley then studied at Indiana Medical College where he ...
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Courtesy of the Defense News Service “We consider today the somber issue of providing services to those who have served, and to do so with dignity and respect and honor.” — Rudy de Leon, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Such were the sentiments November 17, 1998 ...
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Vice Admiral, United States Navy, retired; bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, 1944; bachelor of science and master of science in Aeronautical Engineering from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1952 and 1953, respectively; was selected in 1958 for X-15 Program (5 flights); since 1962 ...
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Nan M. Everhart was born August 9, 1915 in Frederick, Maryland and came from a long family history of military service to the United States. Some ancestors were in the American Revolutionary War including the Battle of Cowpen and with General George Washington at the British surrender at ...
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Courtesy of the Arizona Republic Crash site discovery stirs widow's memory GRAY MOUNTAIN, NAVAJO NATION The sun sets behind Gray Mountain. It will be dark soon. Inside the tiny house perched alone on a windswept plain, the Begay family lights a lantern. The grandson grabs his grandmother's hands, ...
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From a contemporary press report: Charles Frederick Letsche, 80, an Air Force communications officer who in retirement was a civilian communications specialist for the Defense Communications Agency, died May 27, 2002, at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He died as a result of a broken neck he suffered ...
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Major Galloway was the son-in-law of Edward Mallory Almond, Lieutenant General, United States Army, and was married to the General's daughter, Margaret.  He was killed-in-action over France in July 1944. GALLOWAY, THOMAS T MAJOR AAF 8TH A F 436 FIG SQD 479 FIG GP BURIED AT: SECTION 2  ...
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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 201-03 April 04, 2003 DOD ANNOUNCES ARMY CASUALTIES The Department of Defense announced today the identification of the following three soldiers who died as a result of severe injuries on April 3, ...
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John A. Tate Pulaski, Virginia Born 1923 Captain, U.S. Army Service Number O-38322 Killed in Action Died May 23, 1951 in Korea Captain Tate was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on ...
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James T. Petty was born in 1941 in Virginia.  During the 1880 United States Census he resided at Washington, D.C.  He resided with his wife, Mattie A. Petty, age 35 and norn in Virginia; their daughter, Mary Petty, age 13 and born in Virginia; their son, Willie Petty, ...
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Daniel B. Johnson, 78, a Brigadier General in the Army Reserve who served in occupied Japan after World War II and whose law practice in later years specialized in transportation matters, died of heart disease January 14, 2007, at Casey House in Rockville, Maryland. He was a Bethesda ...
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Courtesy of the United States Air Force MAJOR GENERAL ALBERT BOYD Retired October 30, 1957. Died October 1, 1976. Albert Boyd was born in Rankin, Tennessee, in 1906. He graduated from high school at Asheville, North Carolina, in 1924 and attended Biltmore Junior college. Appointed as aviation cadet ...
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007 Harold Roe Bull (1893-1976) Born on January 6, 1893 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Commissioned in the Infantry from West Point in 1914. Served with American Expedionary Force in World War I. Instructor at West Point 1921-1924. Graduated from Command ...
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Grover C. Heiman Jr., 82, a retired Air Force Colonel, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and a writer, died October 12, 2006, of heart disease at Falcons Landing, an assisted living facility in Potomac Falls. He had been a longtime Fairfax resident. Colonel Heiman received the Distinguished ...
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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 0344-08 April 25, 2008 Missing WWII Airmen are Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of 11 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from ...
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Classic Service Wife and Mother By Patricia Sullivan Courtesy of the Washington Post Thursday, December 1, 2005 Eunice L. Kimmitt, 84, an Army wife who had eight children, drove a school bus and shepherded her family through war, death and politics, died of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease November ...
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Arlington National Cemetery is undergoing its first expansion in a decade. The 12 million-dollar, 40-acre project is needed because of the large number World War Two veterans retiring. The expansion will allow the nation's pre-eminent military cemetery to accommodate burials up to 2030. As part of the project ...
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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE  No. 1114-07 September 13, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Septtember 10,2007, in ...
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A combined ceremony will be held September 17, 1999 at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington  National Cemetery to honor former POWs and missing servicemen and to dedicate an inscription on the crypt of the Vietnam Unknown. The inscription, “Honoring and Keeping Faith with America's Missing Servicemen,” ...
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From a contemporary press report: John Charles Hudock, 84, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who later held accounting posts with organizations in the Washington area, died March 10, 2001, at the Leewood nursing home in Annandale. He had diabetes. Colonel Hudock had lived in Springfield before entering ...
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The wife of James Bavesi Ord, she was born on April 3, 1890 and died on August 1, 1979. She is buried with her husband in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. Read also our most popular topics on Arlington National Cemetery Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Testonyl Hanfosan ...
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Mixed in with stones for World War II or Korea veterans at Granite Industries are markers for the Iraq war's young casualties. By Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer BARRE, Vermont — In a cavernous factory in central Vermont, it fell to Ben Smith to render the final honor ...
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My husband, Captain William Daniels Meara, Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam on November 2, 1968. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He received the Distinguished Service Cross and other medals. Margaret S. Meara. William Daniels Meara, Jr. was born on July 13, 1943 and joined the ...
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Colonel George Andress Stone, Civil Air Patrol, 1902-1948, was the first Chairman of the Civil Air Patrol Board, serving from August 1947 to August 1948, and also served as Ohio Wing Commander from 1942 to 1947. Colonel Stone, was one of the authors plus an instrumental force in ...
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Born at Frederick City, Maryland, March 25, 1838, he graduated from the University of Rochester (NY) in 1858 and Harvard Law School in 1861. He was commissioned Captain, 140th New York Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1862, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel on December 23, 1863 and was later ...
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Click Here For Photos Of The 2006 Wreaths HARRINGTON, MAINE – The elderly man on the telephone, a World War II veteran, was calling all the way from Texas. He'd just heard about the company Down East that donates wreaths by the thousands each Christmas to Arlington National ...
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Katharine Rowland Cooke was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 1897, daughter of George Joseph Cooke and Mary Elizabeth Kerwin, the eldest of five children and was of “Celtic ancestry, Irish and Irish-American” (her words). She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Chicago ...
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MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES R. LANDON Retired August 31, 1954. Died September 1, 1970. Charles Raeburne Landon was born in Auburn, Illinois, in 1900, and graduated from high school there in 1918. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the United States and France, and was ...
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From a contemporary press report: Lamar McFadden “Mac” Prosser, 77, a retired Army major and Agency for International Development Foreign Service officer, died of pulmonary disease July 21, 1998 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.. A native of Kingston, South Carolina, Mr. Prosser began his military service in ...
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Jack A. Albright, 86, an Army Major General who served as commanding officer of the White House Communications Agency from 1965 to 1969 and retired in 1976 as commander of Army Communications Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, died May 12 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He had ...
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Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 18, 1835, but Pension Records show 1854. Enlisted on March 13, 1876, at age 21, in Baltimore by Lieutenant William Wallace. His previous occupation was laborer. He was assigned to Company B, 7th US Cavalry and was discharged March 12, 1881, at ...
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From a contemporary news report: Bernard M. Kassell, 85, a retired Navy Commander and president of a language translation company, died March 11, 1998 at Arlington Hospital of injuries suffered February 12, 1998 when his car was struck by a truck on Route 50 in Arlington, Virginia. For ...
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John Sidney McCain, Sr. (August 9, 1884–September 6, 1945) was an Admiral in the United States Navy, notable as a commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force in World War II. His son John S. McCain, Jr. was also an admiral (the only father-son pair of full admirals ...
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The father of Douglas MacArthur and Arthur MacArthur III, he was born in Massachusetts on June 2, 1845. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was living in Wisconsin and immediately joined the 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, seeing action at Chickamauga, Stones River, Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign and ...
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Walter Robert Tkach – Major General, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Retired Air Force Major General Walter Robert Tkach, a former White House physician who served three presidents, has died of heart disease. He was 72. The retired Air Force major general, who flew into combat zones during the Vietnam War to aid the ...
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From a contemporary press report: Jack J. Isler of Cathedral City, California, died on October 13, 2000. He was born on August 9, 1923 in Curry County, New Mexico, to Robert Bryant Isler and Hazel Sharp Isler, he entered the United States Army in 1942 and retired as ...
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MAJOR G. F. LEE, INDIAN FIGHTER, EX-WARDEN, DIED CHICAGO, June 3, 1945 – News of the death in California of Major George Fitzgerald Lee, veteran of five years, warden of the Cook County Jail at one time, and former Police Magistrate of Maywood, was received yesterday by friends ...
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Alexander Lucien Dade of Kentucky Appointed from Kentucky, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1883 (46) Second Lieutenant, 13th U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1887 Transferred to the 10th U. S. Cavalry, 27 February 1888 First Lieuenant, 2nd U. S. Cavalry, 13 June 1895 Transferred to the ...
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BRIGADIER GENERAL HOYT L. PRINDLE Died April 1, 1967 Hoyt LeRoy Prindle was born in Lawton, Michigan, in 1905. He graduated from high school in Hanford, California, and attended the Emerson Institute in Washington, D.C. Appointed an Aviation Cadet on March 4, 1926, General Prindle entered Primary Flying ...
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After years of often contentious debate, the federal government has agreed to transfer 45 acres to Arlington National Cemetery, which is filling up so rapidly that officials say it will be at capacity within 25 years if it is not expanded. The $289 billion defense bill signed by ...
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From a contemporary press report: On February 6, 1999, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR H. ADAMS, USMC, (Ret.), at the age of 83. General Adams began his distinguished 38 year career in Marine Corps aviation when he pursued his passion for flying by enlisting in the ...
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John Burke “Jack” Berteling, Colonel, United States Marine Corpr (Ret.), Age 83, died on February 15, 2001, of pneumonia at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He entered the service in 1941, graduated from Flight Training in February 1942 and went overseas in April 1942. He served in Samoas and flew ...
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Courtesy of the United States Air Force Suggested By Russell C. Jacobs, June 2007 MAJOR GENERAL ERNEST MOORE Retired November 1, 1961. Died April 7, 1981. Ernest Moore was born in Vienna, Illinois, in 1907. After attending the University of Missouri for two years he entered the U.S. Military ...
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Master Sergeant Sherlock Holmes Patterson was born on 8 June 1930.  He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  Sergeant Patterson died on 6 January 2003 and was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. We are seeking information about this individual.  Should you possess such ...
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Andrew Davis Bruce received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A & M University in 1916. In June 1917, he entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant while serving in the First Officers Training Camp at Leon Spring, Texas. In World War I he served in all ...
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Retired Brigadier General Joseph Conlon dead at 66 BY KWAME OPAM Courtesy of Newsday June 30, 2009 Retired Brigadier General Joseph F. Conlon III, who served in Saudi Arabia during the first Persian Gulf War and worked for more than two decades as an investigator in the Suffolk ...
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