Mary Louise Harrington Bagley – Military Spouse

From a contemporary press report: Age 98, the widow and mother of Navy admirals, died of heart ailments Sept 15, 1993 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. From shortly after her marriage in 1918 to David Worth Bagley, then a Lieutenant Commander, until his retirement to California in the late 1940s as a full … Read more

William R. Patterson – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report William R. Patterson, 88, a retired Army colonel who specialized in transportation engineering, died of congestive heart failure June 10, 2001, at the Belvoir Woods Health Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Colonel Patterson, who lived at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir, was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the U.S. … Read more

Annie Powell Randolph – Military Daughter

The daughter of Wallace Fitz Randolph, she was born on August 29, 1874 and died on May 3, 1949. She is buried with her father and other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. RANDOLPH, ANNIE POWEL D/O WALLACE F DATE OF DEATH: 05/03/1949 BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 131-B C. ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY … Read more

Joseph Freeman Shelby – Senior Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

Joseph Freeman Shelby was botn December 22, 1922, at Lauderdale Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He died on August 26, 1990, at Washington, D.C. He was a retired Senior Master Sergeant, U. S. Air Force, a Veteran of World War II and Korea. He was captured by German Forces and held for eighteen months as a Prisoner … Read more

Arthur MacArthur IV – Military Son


The son of Captain Arthur MacArthur III and grandson of Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur, Jr. He is possibly “IV” but Arlington Records are unclear. Those records indicate that he died on April 20, 1912 (no date of birth on file) and that he was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. MACARTHUR, ARTHUR S/O ARTHUR DATE OF … Read more

Thomas William Mattingly – Brigadier General, United States Army

From contemporary press reports Thomas W. Mattingly, 92, a retired Army Brigadier General and cardiologist who had served as a physician to Dwight D. Eisenhower during his presidency, died of congestive heart failure February 12, 1999 in a life care center in Davidson, North Carolina. He had lived in Davidson for the last 10 years. … Read more

The Fechteler Family

Augustus Francis Fechteler Goldye Stevens Fechteler Frank Caspar Fechteler Maud Morrow Fechteler William Morrow Fechteler 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 … Read more

Clark George Fiester – Assistant Secretary of the Air Force


Courtesy of the United States Air Force Eight people were killed when an Air Force C-21 Learjet crashed into a wooded area near Alexander City, Alabama, about 6:30 p.m. CST April 17, 1995. The aircraft, assigned to the 332nd Airlift Flight, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, was flying from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, to … Read more

Julian Constable Smith – Lieutenant General, United States Marine Corps


Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps: Lieutenant General Julian C. Smith, who commanded the 2nd Marine Division in the Tarawa fighting of World War II, and who was placed on the retired list December 1, 1946, after 38 years as a Marine Corps officer, died November 5, 1975. Promoted to his present rank upon … Read more

Todd Martice Jennings – Sergeant, United States Army

On Thursday, December 12, 1985, the chartered DC-8 plane carrying 248 members of the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Kentucky and 8 crew members returning home for Christmas from peace keeping duties in the Middle East, crashed during takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland. The following Monday, December 16, 1985, President and Mrs. Reagan visited Fort Campbell for … Read more

Charles Robert Stephan – Captain, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: Charles Robert Stephan, a retired Navy Captain who won a Navy Cross and founded the nation’s first undergraduate ocean engineering program at Florida Atlantic University, died on August 30, 1998. He was 86. Captain Stephan, who served on FAU’s faculty for 17 years, died at his home in Virginia  Beach, … Read more

James D. O’Connell – Lieutenant General, United States Army


Totally different from the static trench fighting of World War I, World War II involved rapid mobility across Europe, crossing mountains in the China, Burma, India theaters, and island hopping in the Pacific. With men like Lieutenant General James D. O’Connell, the Signal Corps provided the communications that regardless of mobility and terrain “got the … Read more

Charles Evan Ake – Master Sergeant, United States Army

Charles Evan Ake, 82, of Frederick, Maryland, formerly of Point Pleasant,Mason County, West Virginia, died Friday, January 25,  2002, at Northhampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick, Maryland. Ake was the husband of Tomiko Okamoto Ake, who died in 1992. Born May 29, 1919 in Mason, Mason County, West Virginia, he was the son of the … Read more

Isaac N. Merchant – Private, Confederate States of America Army


Isaac N. Merchant married Emma McLaughlin on 15 May 1884 at Evangelical Lutheran, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland. MERCHANT, ISAAC N PVT E 2ND VA INF CONFED STATES ARMY DATE OF DEATH: 10/19/1933 BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 103-A His wife: MERCHANT, EMMA W/O ISAAC N DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1934 BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 103-A Michael … Read more

Elizabeth Ann Sage Stevens – Military Spouse

The wife of Thomas Holdup Stevens. She died on May 14, 1848 and was originally buried with her husband in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. They were both subsequently moved to Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery, where they rest among other members of this famous American Military family. Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was … Read more

Kathleen Bayly Skinner – Military Spouse

The wife of John Oscar Skinner she was born in 1845 and died in 1928. She is buried with her husband in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemtery. 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 … Read more

Roderick Leland Carmichael – Major General, United States Army


Major General Roderick Leland Carmichael, US. Army Born October 18, 1872 in Dillon Country, South Carolina Died January 15, 1946 Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1893-97 Graduated as No. 3794, Class of 1897 Second Lieutenant 1897 First Lieutenant 1899 Captain 1901 Major 1911 Lieutenant Colonel 1917 Colonel (NA) 1917 Colonel 1920 Major General 1928 Served with … Read more

Adopt An American POW/MIA

Click Here To Adopt An American POW/MIA This crew was finally located and identified. They were all laid to rest together in Arlington National Cemetery On Friday, 14 April 2000. “I Once Was Lost But Now I’m Found” Click here for their remembrance. I have “adopted” an A For Additional Information, Click Here For the … Read more

Dylan Jeffrey Johnson – Specialist, United States Army


U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 554-11 DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation New Dawn. They died June 26, 2011 in Diyala province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces … Read more

Francis Lithgow Payson – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Francis Lithgow Payson of New York Appointed from New York as Captain, 111th U. S. VOlunteers, 18 September 1899 Honorably discharged 22 March 1900 Major, Paymaster, U. S. Army, 5 March 1900 COLONEL PAYSON IS DEAD; RETIRED OFFICER Commissioned In Regular Army After Spanish War Succumbs In Italy FLORENCE, Italy – March 13, 1936 – … Read more

Fund to Benefit Families of Columbia Crew

WASHINGTON – A campaign to raise money to benefit the families of the Columbia astronauts and to build memorials to the fallen space crew has been established by leaders of the space and entertainment communities, officials said Tuesday. The Columbia Shuttle Memorial Trust is a campaign to raise $1 million for the families of each … Read more

James Edward Widener – Private First Class, United States Marine Corps


Full Name: JAMES EDWARD WIDENER Date of Birth: 11/12/1948 Date of Casualty: 6/11/1967 Home of Record: CHURCHVILLE, NEW YORK Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: PFC Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG TRI Status: MIA NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 1115-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 02, 2006 Marine Missing in … Read more

George A. Lung – Captain, United States Navy

US NAVY OFFICER COMMITS SUICIDE Captain Lung Found At His Bristol, Rhode Island, Home PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – July 26, 1921 – Captain George A. Lung, Medical Officer at the Naval War College at Newport, committed suicide today at his Summer home, Popasquash Point, in Bristol. Captain Lung was born in Canandaiga, New York, December … Read more

Philip Douglas Grimm – Colonel, United States Army


Courtesy of: SPC Michael J. Grimm, 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia. Colonel Philip D. Grimm, U.S. Army (retired) who died 8 April 2005 in Williamsburg, Virginia, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, 13 July 1927, to Henry Arnold (WWI – 11th Infantry Division) and Adelaide Kidd Grimm. Colonel Grimm spent his childhood … Read more

Vernon H. Parker, Jr. – Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Vicki P. Lee My brother Vernon H Parker, Jr. was in the Marine Corps and killed by friendly fire in Vietnam.  He is presently buried at Arlington National Cemetery. On 25 September 1966, Captain Phillip A. Ducat, pilot; First Lieuenant Dean W. Reiter, co-pilot; Corporal Vernon H. Parker, Jr., crewchief; Lance Corporal Arthur W. Green, … Read more

Harry Taylor – Major General, United States Army


Courtesy of the United States Army Major General Harry Taylor Chief of Engineers (June 19, 1924-June 26, 1926) Born June 26, 1862, in Tilton, New Hampshire, Harry Taylor graduated from the Military Academy in 1884 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers.   After serving in engineer offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, and New York … Read more

Robert Dale Russ – General, United States Air Force


Courtesy of the United States Air Force GENERAL ROBERT D. RUSS Retired May 15, 1991.   Died May 22, 1997. General Robert D. Russ was commander of Tactical Air Command with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. His command comprised more than 112,000 active military and civilian personnel stationed at 300 separate locations in 20 … Read more

Charles Harold Hayes – Lieutenant General, United States Marine Corps


Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Charles Harold Hayes, who served as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from April 1963 till June 1965, died on April 3, 1995 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Born September 18, 1906, at San Marcial, New Mexico, the general graduated from high school at … Read more

George Andrew Zacharias – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: George Andrew Zacharias, 83, an Army Colonel who specialized in counterintelligence and counter-terrorism, died of cancer December 12, 2003, at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. At the time of his military retirement in 1972, Colonel Zacharias was Chief of the Office of Industrial Security at the old Defense Supply Agency. … Read more

Albert Markee Nelson – Private First Class, United States Army


NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 1285-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2006 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died December 4, 2006, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, of injuries suffered from small arms fire while conducting … Read more

Alonzo L. Ferguson – Brigadier General, United States Air Force


Courtesy of the United States Air Force BRIGADIER GENERAL ALONZO L. FERGUSON Retired September 1, 1982. Brigadier General Alonzo L. Ferguson was commander of the 21st North American Air Defense Command Region at Hancock Field, New York. He also served as commander, 21st Aerospace Defense Command Region and as commander, 21st Air Division, the air … Read more

Charles Andrew Willoughby – Major General, United States Army


Major General Charles A. Willoughby was born at Heidelberg, Germany on 8 March 1892 to Baron T. Scheppe-Weidenbach and his wife Emma Willoughby Scheppe-Weidenbach of Baltimore, Maryland. The baby was named Karl (or Adolph Charles) Weidenbach. In about 1910, 18 year old Karl Weidenbach moved to America and became an American citizen. He changed his … Read more

Helen Elizabeth Cooper Lord

The wife of Kenneth Prince Lord, they were married on September 6, 1913. She was born in 1892 and died in 1957. She is buried with her husband and other family members in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery. Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former … Read more

Leslie William Coffelt – Private, United States Army Secret Service Officer


From a contemporary press report: In the basement of Blair House, the president’s elegant guest quarters, is the rather plain day room of the Secret Service Uniformed Division. Yesterday in a ceremony it became something more: the Leslie W. Coffelt Memorial Room, honoring the White House police private who on November 1, 1950, died saving … Read more

Harry R. Anderson – Colonel, United States Air Force Government Official


From a contemporary press report: Harry R. Anderson, 92, who was Assistant Secretary of the Interior from 1965 to 1969, died of congestive heart failure December 2, 2002, at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean, Virginia. He lived in Alexandria from 1965 until moving to the retirement facility earlier this year. Mr. Anderson was a … Read more

Charles Edward McGilvray – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force


Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward McGilvray Air Force officer born in WM served during 3 wars BAY PINES, Fla. — Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward McGilvray, 4326 Marcott Circle, Sarasota, Florida, died Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2002, in Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was 85. Born February 4, 1917, in West Middlesex, Colonel McGilvray was … Read more

Harry G. Vosburgh – Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force


Harry G. Vosburgh Ferguson, Missouri Born February 26, 1926 Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force Service Number AO2222168 Non-hostile Air Crash Died February 8, 1952 in Korea Second Lieutenant Vosburgh was the pilot of a F-84E Thunderjet fighter with the 7th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, 49th Fighter-Bomber Group. On February 8, 1952, while on a training mission, his … Read more

George Kalla – Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy

From contemporary press reports: George Kalla, 83, a Navy chief petty officer who retired from active duty in 1967, died of complications related to Parkinson’s disease September 23, 2000, at the Mariner facility in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Kalla’s Navy career included service aboard the battleship California at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked December 7, … Read more

Daniel A. Romero – Sergeant First Class, United States Army


Brian T. Craig, 27, died handling large caliber rockets confiscated from former Taliban ammunition dumps. Also killed were Staff Sergeant Justin J. Galewski, 28, of Olathe, Kansas; Sergeant Jamie O. Maugans, 27, of Derby, Kansas; and Sergeant First Class Daniel A. Romero, 30, of Longmont, Colorado. The accident is under investigation. Craig, Galewski, and Maugans were part of 710th … Read more

Dan Thomas Malcom, Jr. – First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps


NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 1137-04 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 12, 2004 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant David M. Caruso, 25, of Naperville, Illinois, died November 9, 2004, as a result of enemy action in … Read more

Harold Douglas Shannon – Colonel, United States Marine Corps


Harold D. Shannon, born on 16 September 1892 at Chicago, Ill., enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 17 October 1913 and served in Mexico in 1914. On 5 July 1917, he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve and was subsequently commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. From October 1917 … Read more

Alfred H. Erck – Major, United States Army

Washington, March 21, 1931 – Major Alfred H. Erck, who was stationed in the office of the chief coordinator of the government, died at Walter Reed General Hopital last night.  Born in Fort Bridges, Wyoming, in 1886, he entered the Army as a Second Lieuenant of Infantry in 1908 and during the World War served … Read more

Alvan Cullom Gillem, Jr. – Lieutenant General, United States Army


Lieutenant General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr. Commanding General Third Army June 19, 1947 to August 31, 1950 Lieutenant General Alvan Cullom Gillem, Jr., started and completed his illustrious military career at Fort McPherson, Georgia. After enlisting in the Regular Army in January, 1910, he served as a Private and a Corporal with the 17th Infantry … Read more

Terrill E. Price – Colonel, United States Army

Newspaper Unidentified Date handwritten in pencil is 1/4/1968 Colonel Prices Dies at 72; Former Aide to General Funeral services were held Tuesday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia, for Colonel Terrill E. Price, 72, (retired U.S. Army), son of the late Lieutenant General and Mrs. William Gray Price Jr., formerly of Chester and Ridley Park.  … Read more

Lemuel Cornick Shepherd, Jr. – General, United States Marine Corps


On 1 October 1959, General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., United States Marine Corps, retired from active duty after forty-two years and six months distinguished service to his Corps and country. Born on February 10, 1896, in Norfolk, Virginia, General Shepherd is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in … Read more

John W. Crawford – Lieutenant, United States Navy

SEARCH RIVER FOR DEWEY’S SECRETARY Lieutenant Crawford, Admiral’s Confidential Man, Left Note Threatening To Commit Suicide Worried Over His Debta Told Friend He Owed $5,000 – He Planned To Leap From a Potomac Ferryboat WASHINGTON, November 28, 1907 The police authorities today began dragging the Potomac River between here and Alexandria, Virginia, for the body … Read more

U.S. Mortuary Sees No Let-Up from Iraq War Dead

DOVER, Delaware  – Nearly a month after Saddam Hussein’s capture, American war dead from Iraq (news – web sites) continue to arrive with somber regularity at the wind-swept Air Force base in Delaware that is home to the world’s largest mortuary. The remains of the fallen, wrapped in body bags and encased in ice-laden metal … Read more

Nicholas M. Nolan – Major, United States Army

Major Nolan died while on active duty with the 3rd United States Cavalry in Texas amd was buried in the San Antonio, Texas, National Cemetery.  His widow, who died in 1907, was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. Nicholas Nolan of Ireland Appointed Private, Corporal Battery M, 4th Artillery, 9 December 1852 to … Read more

Joseph Edward Burns – Captain, United States Army


BURNS, JOSEPH EDWARD (Age 87) Died on February 3, 2003, at Annaburg Manor in Manassas, Virginia. Captain Burns was born July 26, 1915 to Giles Francis and Mary Loretto (Donahue) Burns, of Port Carbon, Sckuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He attended St. Stephen’s School and graduated from St. Stephen’s High School (both in Port Carbon) in 1933. … Read more

Randall G. Williams – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

PLATTSBURGH, New York — Lieutenant Commander Randall G. Williams, U.S. Navy (Ret), 41, of Jerry Drive, died Thursday, January 10, 2002, at the CVPH Medical Center after a five year struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a condition that government agencies have recently attributed to being connected with service in the Persian Gulf … Read more

Theodore Anderson Baldwin – Brigadier General, United States Army

Theodore Anderson Baldwin of New Jersey Private, and Quartermaster Sergeant, 19th United States Infantry, 3 May 1862 to 3 May 1865 Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 19th United States Infantry, 9 February 1865 Regimental Quartermaster, 23 November 1866 to 23 July 1867 Captain, 23 July 1867 Unassigned 31 March 1869 Assigned to 10th United States … Read more

Louis Syzmanski – Private, United States Army

BODIES REACH CAPITAL Three Soldiers Killed in Russia to Be Buried at Arlington WASHINGTON, December 4, 1929 – The bodies of three American soldiers, which for ten years had lain in the frozen soil of the Archangel front of Northern Russia, arrived here this morning and were taken to Fort Myer, Virginia.  There they will … Read more

Nathaniel Alanson Burnell – Brigadier General, United States Army


Nathaniel Alanson Burnell (1897-1976) Born on September 13, 1897 in Westbrook, Maine, the brother of Ray Lawrence Burnell. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps from West Point in 1919. Served in the Philippine Islands 1921-1923. Instructor at the Coast Artillery School 1933-1938. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1939 and the Naval War … Read more

Herbert B. Crosby – Major General, United States Army


Courtesy of Michael Stein: Major General Herbert Ball Crosby, U.S. Army Born December 24, 1871 in Fairmount, Kansas Died January 11, 1936 Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1889-93 Graduated with Class of 1893 Second Lieutenant 1893 First Lieutenant 1899 Captain 1901 Major 1916 Lieutenant Colonel 1917 Colonel (NA) 1917 Lieutenant Colonel 1919 Colonel 1920 Major General 1926 … Read more

Philip McCutcheon Armstrong, Jr. – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy


Commander Armstrong was killed-in-action while serving as Executive Officer of the USS Liberty, which was bombed by Israeli planes June 8, 1967 while monitoring radar-radio traffic during Israeli-Arab War in Middle East. Thirteen other members of the crew were buried in a common grave as they were individually unidentifiable. The Commander was born on 4 July 1929 … Read more

Charles Lane Fitzhugh – Brigadier General, United States Army

Charles Lane Flitzhugh of New York Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1859 to 4 September 1861 First Lieuenant, 4th U. S. Artillery, 24 October 1861 Colonel, 6th New York Volunteer Cavalry, 18 February 1865 Transferred to the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry, 17 June 1865 Honorably mustered out of … Read more

Thomas J. Wilkerson – Private, Confederate State of America Army 47th Virginia Infantry


The headstone for Thomas J. Wilkerson of the 47th Virginia Infantry, Confederate. His headstone application reveals his original burial location as the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He was moved to Arlington Cemetery in February 1930, after the application for a government-provided headstone was accepted. WILKERSON, THOS J PVT H 47TH INF CONFED STATE ARMY … Read more

David P. Midgett – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Virginia Beach, Virginia: Lieutenant Colonel David “Bub” Midgett, U.S. Army retired, 78, of the 1100 block of Sycamore Road, died June 8, 2000, in a local hospital. A native of Ocean View, “The Garden Spot of Virginia,” Colonel Midgett graduated from Fork Union Military Academy. He retired from the U.S. … Read more

James Patrick McWilliams – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

James Patrick McWilliams Jr., 72, a highly decorated Marine Corps Colonel who became an authority on southern Africa, died December 16, 2007, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had cancer. Colonel McWilliams spent 30 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 1987 from the Pentagon, where he formulated crisis scenarios for the Joint Chiefs of … Read more

William A. Sink – Private, Confederate States of America Army


SINK, WILLIAM A., Private, Company F, 5th Carolina Infantry. Born in Davidson County where he resided prior to enlisting in Wake County at age 27, July 15, 1862, for the war as a substitute Present or accounted for until captured at Crampton’s Pass, Maryland, September 14, 1862. Paroled on or about September 26, 1862. Returned … Read more

Henry Johnson – Captain, United States Army


Born at Boynton, Virginia, June 11, 1850, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Indian Wars while serving as Sergeant, Company D, 9th U.S. Cavalry at Milk River, Colorado, October 2-5, 1879. He died on January 31, 1904 and was buried in Section 23 of Arlington National Cemetery. JOHNSON, HENRY Rank and organization: Sergeant, … Read more

Bernard Reinhold Terhorst – Major, United States Marine Corps

Full Name: BERNARD REINHOLD TERHORST Date of Birth: 3/10/1932 Date of Casualty: 4/19/1969 Home of Record: ST PAUL, MINNESOTA Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: MAJ Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG NAM TERHORST BERNARD REINHOLD Name: MAJ Bernard Reinhold Terhorst Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1969 while performing the duty … Read more


The battle’s over, The victory’s won. A soldier makes his journey home. He fought so hard, He fought so long. And now he sings a victor’s song. It was not easy. It was not slight. But it was such a worthy fight. The battle scars, They tell the tale, That war sometimes can be like … Read more

Judith M. Robles-Coombs – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: Judith M. Robles-Coombs, 50, a Navy lieutenant commander and physician in the military family health center at the National Naval Medical Center, died of liver cancer there January 18, 2000. She lived in Rockville, Maryland. Commander. Robles-Coombs moved to this area a year ago after a posting to Italy. She … Read more

Joe Ben Lamb – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:   Joe Ben Lamb, 81, a retired Army Colonel and heavily decorated veteran of three wars who worked on Navy acquisition projects with Northrop Aircraft in Arlington from 1977 to 1987, died July 19, 2003, at Inova Alexandria Hospital after surgery for colon cancer. Colonel Lamb entered the Army in … Read more


Full text of “Address of President Wilson Accepting the Monument in Memory of the Confederate Dead at Arlington National Cemetery” ADDRESS Mr. Chairman, Mrs. McLaurin Stevens, Ladies and Gentlemen: I assure you that I am profoundly aware of the solemn significance of the thing that has now taken place. The Daughters of the Confederacy have … Read more

Deral E. Willis – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Deral E. Willis, 61, a retired Army Colonel and Vietnam veteran who for seven years, until 1997, worked for Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.) as a legislative aide for national security issues, died of cancer June 4, 2000 at a hospital in New York. Colonel Willis, a former Annandale resident, … Read more

John Winthrop Wadleigh – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps


I am Mary Remey Wadleigh, daughter of George Remey Wadleigh, granddaughter of John Winthrop Wadleigh, great granddaughter of George Collier Remey and great niece of John Terry Remey.  I can tell you something about all of these men. My father, George Remey Wadleigh, was born to John Winthrop & Mary Remey Wadleigh in Washington, D.C. … Read more

Christopher Roulund – Staff Sergeant, United States Army

Dixon grad died doing what he loved Military parachute exercise kills soldier with local ties Courtesy of ENC Today, Jacksonville, North Carolina This spring, Christopher Roulund got his parents, brothers and sister together and took them skydiving. Initially, not every family member was sold on the idea, but Roulund wanted them all to experience the … Read more

Ernest J. Davis, Jr. – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Ernest J. Davis Jr., 79, a retired Air Force Colonel who taught aerospace technology at the University of the District of Columbia from 1987 to 1991, died of pulmonary fibrosis November 19, 2001 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Colonel Davis, a Washington native who had lived in Alexandria since … Read more

John M. Stotsenburg – Colonel, United States Army


Born on November 24, 1858, he graduated from West Point in 1881. He was a Colonel of United States Volunteers and Captain, United States Army. He was killed-in-action in the Philippines Insurrection on April 23, 1899, while leading his regiment in action at Quingua, Philippines. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. … Read more

Horace Maynard Davis – Second Lieutenant, United States Army


Horace Maynard Davis was born in 1888.  During World War I, he served as Second Lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, and was killed-in-action in France in 1918. “A good soldier of Jesus Christ.” He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. We are actively seeking additional information about Lieutenant Davis. Michael … Read more

Forrest Lee Vosler – Technical Sergeant, United States Army Air Corps


Medal of Honor. Rank-Organization: Technical Sergeant, Army Air Corps, 303rd Bomber Group. Place-Date: Over Bremen, Germany, 20 December  1943. Entered Service: Rochester, New York. Birth: 29 July 1923, Lyndonville, New York. GO 73, 6 September 1944. A World War II Medal of Honor recipient, has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery with an Air Force … Read more

Claude Bain Hill – First Lieutenant, United States Army


He was killed-in-action during the Siberian Expedition conducted by the United States army shortly after the close of World War I in 1918. He is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. For more information on this Expedition, see the biographical entry for Major General William Sidney Graves under “United States Army.” Michael Robert Patterson Michael … Read more

Oscar Clarence Vigen – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Combat Infantryman’s Badge Oscar Clarence Vigen, 79, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served 18 years as a National Science Foundation budget analyst after his military service, died September 24, 2000 at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia of complications following a stroke. Colonel Vigen retired from the Army in 1968 after serving in the office of … Read more