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.

Ten Eyck De Witt Veeder, Jr. – Lieutenant, United States Navy

NAVAL AVIATOR DIES AS HE SAFELY ALIGHTS Lieutenant Veeder Slumps in Seat When Plane Reaches Capital from Hampton Roads WASHINGTON, May 29, 1925 – Lieutenant Theodore W. Veeder ...
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David Joel Hewer – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: David Joel Hewer, 62, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who worked at two information technology firms in Reston, died of cancer December ...
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Jourdan L. Grez – Lance Corporal, United States Marine Corps

NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 485-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2005 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death ...
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Ames T. Brown – Brigadier General, United States Army

Ames T. Brown (1890-1961) Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 3, 1890. Commissioned in the Infantry, New York National Guard in 1915. Served with the 106th Infantry at ...
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James F. Record – Lieutenant General, United States Air Force

Courtesy of the United States Air Force: LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAMES F. RECORD Retired February 1, 1997.  Died December 22, 2009. Lieutenant General James F. Record was commander, 12th ...
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Conrad Anthony Drain – Captain, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Conrad Anthony Drain, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, died of an accidental gunshot wound Saturday, January 6, 1996, in Abilene, Texas. ...
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William Carroll Christy – Brigadier General, United States Army

William Carroll Christy (1885-1957) Born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 25, 1885. Commissioned in the Cavalry from West Point in 1907. Served in the Philippine Islands 1915-1917. Duty ...
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Means Johnston, Jr. – Admiral, United States Navy

From Contemporary press reports: Admiral Means Johnston Jr., who commanded all NATO forces in Southern Europe, was buried with full military honors Wednesday, July 19, 1989, at Arlington ...
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Ryan Montgomery Campbell – Sergeant, United States Army

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 ...
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Harvey Herman Fischer – Lieutenant General, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Lieutenant General Harvey H. Fischer, 93, died May 2 at Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at ...
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