Charles Wesley Lindewald, Jr. – Master Sergeant, United States Army

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Full Name: CHARLES W JR LINDEWALD Date of Birth: 7/30/1938 Date of Casualty: 2/7/1968 Home of Record: LA PORTE, INDIANA Branch of Service: ARMY Rank: MSGT Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG TRI Status: MIA Soldier killed in Vietnam to be buried By Amanda Haverstick Courtesy of the Michigan City, Indiana, News-Dispatch After almost … Read more

Robert P. Bouchard – Major, United States Air Force

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Robert P. Bouchard, 73, a retired research analyst and political and economic specialist who was posted by the Central Intelligence Agency to Europe, South America and Africa, died of cancer September 18, 1998 at his McLean, Virginia, home. Mr. Bouchard retired in 1974, after 24 years with the agency. He was a native of Caribou, … Read more

Morton W. Post – 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry – Civil War

The following information was provided by Grace-Marie Moore Hackwell who operates a webpage devoted to the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. You may send e-mail to Grace-Marie by clicking on her name above or you may visit her website by clicking on the link provided above. In addition, Morton W. Post was the great-great-grandfather of Art Courtright who wrote to me … Read more

George Henry Palmer – Major, United States Army

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George Henry Palmer of New York. Bugler, Troop G, 1st Illinois Cavalry, 24 April to 9 October 1861 First Lieutenant, 83rd Illinois Infantry, 21 August 1862 Captain, 4 February 1863 Honorably mustered out 26 June 1865 Second Lieutenant, 27th U. S. Infantry, 22 January 1867 Unsassigned, 14 June 1869 Assigned to 16th U. S. Infantry … Read more

James C. Kennicott – Private, United States Army

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Posted Courtesy of The Michigan Messenger, the Quarterly Newsletter of the Department of Michigan, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Chartered June 24, 1884 Summer 2008 Issue Department Historian Report Greetings! “A few years back while reading “MEMORIES” by Mrs. Sophia Bush, 1820-1908, I stumbled on a story about a local Civil War … Read more

Robert Cushing Dennison – Colonel, United States Army

Robert Cushing Dennison, 77, an Army colonel who retired in 1969 as chief of the war plans division in the office of the deputy chief of staff for logistics, died of cancer January 10, 1998 at Fairfax Hospital, Gairfax, Virginia. Colonel Dennison, who lived in Falls Church, was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi … Read more

John Y. York, Jr. – Major General, United States Air Force

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Biography Courtesy of the United States Air Force MAJOR GENERAL JOHN Y. YORK JR. Retired January 1, 1946. Died August 1, 1971. John Y. York Jr., was born in 1890 at Yorkville, West Virginia. He graduated from the University of West Virginia with a bachelor of science degree in 1918, and received the degree of … Read more

Dwight H. Smith – First Lieutenant, United Sttates Army

SMITH, DWIGHT H 1ST LT 152ND N Y INF DATE OF DEATH: 08/12/1879 BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4121 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY SMITH, LUANIA E W/O H DWIGHT DATE OF DEATH: 08/21/1879 BURIED AT:   SITE 4121 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WIFE OF DH SMITH, 1ST LT 152ND NY INF Michael Robert Patterson Michael Robert Patterson was … Read more

Josiah W. Taylor – Sergeant Major, United States Army

Information provided by Richard A. Taylor of Fincastle, Virginia reports that Urania (sometimes listed as Maria F. Stilson) was married in Lynn, Massachusetts on November 21, 1853 to Sergeant Major Josiah W. Taylor, who was born November 1, 1831 at Exeter, New Hampshire, and who died March 18, 1865 at the Kalorama General Hospital in … Read more

Donald D. Engen – Vice Admiral, United States Navy

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From a press report: July 15, 1999 NTSB opens probe into glider crash that killed Smithsonian official MINDEN, Nevada – Investigators are probing splintered wreckage to find out why a glider broke apart and spiraled to earth at 200 mph, killing the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum and his friend, … Read more

Ambassador’s Burial at Arlington Reviewed

Congressman Finds `Coincidences’ in Clinton’s Honorees, Campaign Contributors A Republican congressman said yesterday that he is investigating whether M. Larry Lawrence, who died last year while serving as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, was given a burial plot in Arlington National Cemetery because he had made sizable contributions to the Democratic Party. “This is another of … Read more

Karl S. Day Lieutenant – General, United States Marine Corps

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GENERAL KARL DAY, 76, A MARINE AVIATOR Pioneer in Instrument Flying and Use of Radio is Dead EAST WILLISTON, New York, January 21, 1973 – Lieutenant General Karl S. Day, Marine Corps Reserve, retired, a pioneer of Marine Corps aviation, died Friday in Nassau Hospital, Mineola.  He was 76 years old and lived here. General … Read more

Thomas W. Byassee – Private, Confederate States of America Army

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Thomas W. Byassee was born in 1846 in Virginia.  During the 1880 United States Census he was residing at Brookville, Campbell County, Virginia, with his wife, Julia Byassee, age 23, their son, Edgar Byassee, age 2, and their daugher, Mary Byassee, age 1.  The children were each born in Virginia.  His occupation was listed as … Read more

Arthur F. Nowell – Private, Confederate States of America Army

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Nowell, Arthur F., Private, Company E., 31st Regiment, Georgia Infantry.  He enlisted November 13th, 1861 at Weston Georgia, Webster County. He lived with his parents, Luke S. & Sarah Billups Nowell and was listed as overseer. Luke S. Nowell had fought in the War of 1812. Arthur was born in Georgia April 18, 1836. Arthur … Read more

John Page Edgerly – Colonel, United States Army

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Colonel John P. Edgerly was born in Vermont, April 3, 1888. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June, 1910, and resigned from the U.S. Navy to accept a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. He was detailed into the Aeronautical Division in September, 1913 and relieved, upon marriage, in early 1914, … Read more

Charles McClure – Colonel, United States Army

Charles McClure of Pennsylvania Captain, US Volunteers, 28 April 1862 to 1 September 1866 Captain, United States Army, 17 August 1866 Major, Paymaster, 30 August 1880 Lieutenant Colonel, Department of the Paymaster General, 2 February 1901 Retired 20 February 1902 Breveted Major, Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, US Volunteers, 21 October 1865 for faithful and meritorious … Read more

Maurice Edwin Curts – Admiral, United States Navy

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Biography & Gravesite Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007 Maurice Edwin Curts (1898-1976) Born on March 25, 1898 in Flint, Michigan. Served as a midshipman aboard the Nevada in World War I. Commissioned from Annapolis in 1920. M.S. from Harvard in 1928. Commanding Officer of the Case 1938-1939. Communications Officer for the United … Read more

Alexander Edmund Wetherbee – First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps

NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 892-04 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep 13, 2004 Dod Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lieutenant Alexander E. Wetherbee, 27, of Fairfax, Virginia, died September 12, 2004, from injuries received from enemy … Read more

Robert Lawrence Coughlin – Captain, United States Marine Corps, Member of Congress

From a contemporary press report R. Lawrence Coughlin Jr., 72, a moderate Pennsylvania Republican who from 1969 to 1993 represented the wealthy Main Line area of suburban Philadelphia in the House of Representatives, died of cancer November 30, 2001, at his weekend farm in Mathews, Virginia. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia. Rep. Coughlin, a lawyer, … Read more

Aaron Michael Genevie – Private First Class, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 450-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Private First Class Aaron M. Genevie, 22, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, died April 16, 2007, in Baghdad, Iraq, of … Read more

Frank Jennings Parrish – Brigadier General, United States Air Force

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Brigadier General (Retired) Frank Jennings Parrish of Manassas, Virginia, died on August 5, 2008 at Prince William Hospital following a long illness. He was 84. Frank J. Parrish was born in Manassas, Virginia, the third of five children of Edgar G. and Alverda J. Parrish. He was graduated from Osbourn High School and attended Virginia … Read more

Henry Varnum Butler – Vice Admiral, United States Navy

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Henry Varnum Butler (1874-1957) Born on March 9, 1974 in Paterson, New Jersey. Graduated from Annapolis in 1895 and commissioned in 1897. Aide to Captain Charles V. Gridley aboard the Olympia at the battle of Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War. Served aboard the Buffalo during the Boxer Rebellion and Commanding Officer of the Mindora … Read more

Robert L. Schweitzer – Lieutenant General, United States Army

Robert L. Schweitzer, a retired Army General died on Saturday at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington. He was 72. General Schweitzer, who lived in Springfield, Virginia, had suffered from cancer, his family said. On October 19, 1981, when he was a Major General, he addressed a convention of the Association of the United States … Read more

Wreath-Laying Ceremonies – Tomb of the Unknowns Arlington National Cemetery

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Many groups and individuals visiting Arlington National Cemetery wish to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Requests for such a ceremony must be made in advance with cemetery officials. While every effort is made to accommodate such requests, some people are disappointed because their request was not made early enough and the … Read more

Thomas C. Turner – Corporal, Confederate States of America Army

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MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY C, 12th REGIMENT, GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C. S. A., MACON COUNTY, GEORGIA, (“DAVIS RIFLES”) Turner, Thomas C. (or Thomas W.) – Private, June 15, 1861. Appointed Corporal. Wounded and captured at Silver Springs, Maryland, near Washington, D. C., July 13, 1864. Died in Lincoln, U. S. A. General … Read more

MICHAEL BLASSIE: STILL A SYMBOL

For 14 years, First Lt. Michael J. Blassie of Florissant was the unknown soldier of the Vietnam War. Now that his remains are buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, he can still be a symbol – a symbol of what we know about the men who fought in America’s longest war. His funeral Saturday … Read more

Washington’s First Traffic Jam: Some Things Never Change – Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Courtesy of the Washington Post The traffic was coming from all sides, squeezing together, trying to get onto the bridge. Caught in the middle was the president’s limousine, pinched so tightly that its wheel hubs scraped the cars on either side. Three times, the Secret Service pulled the limousine off the road and took the … Read more

Ben F. Dixon III – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps Foreign Service Officer

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Ben F. Dixon III, 83, a retired Foreign Service officer and Washington lawyer whose posts included those of politico-military affairs counselor to the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan and foreign policy adviser to the Coast Guard commandant, died March 15. 2002,  at his home in Washington after a heart attack. Dixon, Ben F. III. Died on … Read more

Robert Nathaniel Hough – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report Robert N. Hough, 86, who served in the D.C. police for 30 years before retiring in 1968 as an inspector and special assistant to the D.C. public safety director, died of arteriosclerosis September 6, 1998 at his home in Washington, D.C. Inspector Hough, who also was a retired Army Reserve … Read more

Michael Ellis DeBakey – Colonel, United States Army Pioneering American Surgeon

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15 July 2008: When Dr. Michael E. DeBakey pushed forward with his groundbreaking research and maverick approach to medicine a half century ago, heart surgery was a medical marvel. Today, in part because of his contributions, it routinely saves thousands of lives each day. DeBakey, a world-famous cardiovascular surgeon who pioneered such now-common procedures as … Read more

Neil Anthony Santoriello – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 778-04 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 15, 2004 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lieutenant Neil Anthony Santoriello, 24, of Verona, Pennsylvania, died August 13, 2004, in Khalidiyah, Iraq, when an … Read more

Unveiling of The Bronze Relief at the KEITH A. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Chapter One – The Arrival Chapter Two – The Greetings And Presentations Chapter Three – The Unveiling Chapter Four – The Social Gathering And Epilogue 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 … Read more

Calister O. Putello Ferrebee – Colonel, United States Army

FERREBEE, CALISTER O. PITELLO, Col. (Retired) On Friday, February 21, 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Beloved sister of Alice P. (Calvin W. Sr.) Edwards; loving aunt of Thurman (Bernette) Pitello and Calvin (Diana) Edwards, Jr. She is also survived by other relatives and a host of friends. On Wednesday, February 26, friends may … Read more

Alonzo Smith, Jr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Alonzo Smith Jr., 74, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who spent most of his professional life with the National Weather Service, died of cancer November 18, 1999 at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Colonel Smith, a Silver Spring resident, was born in Fairmont Heights. He spent part of his youth in … Read more

Jacques Michael Swaab – First Lieutenant, United States Air Service

Country: United States. Rank: Lieutenant, Services: United States Air Service. Squadrons: 22nd Aero. Victories: 10. Died: 7 July 1963. Place of Death: Los Angeles, California. Buried: Arlington National Cemetery Notes On the afternoon of 8 September 1918, Swaab was wounded while scoring his first three victories near Cirey-Saarburg. Having shot down a two-seater, he was … Read more

Kathryne May Joyce – Nurse, United States Army

WAR NURSE BURIED Legion Pays Honor to Kathryne Joyce In Arlington Cemetery WASHINGTON, April 23, 1933 – While members of the Pittsburgh American Legion post which bears her name looked on, Kathryne May Joyce, a World War nurse, whose home was in Pittsburgh, was buried today in Arlington National Cemetery. A Legion bugler blew Taps … Read more

Richard E. Bennis – Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard

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From Contemporary Press Reports: Rear Adm. Richard Bennis, who directed the Coast Guard evacuation of Manhattan after 9/11, spent his last days in Stafford County. USCG Photo Dick Bennis never wondered why he had brain cancer; after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, he told a friend he knew exactly why he had gotten ill. His … Read more

Albert Blithe – Master Sergeant, United States Army

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Master Sergeant Albert Blithe June 25, 1923-December 17, 1967 “I’m a paratrooper . . . that’s my job.” Private Albert Blithe was one of the Easy Company paratroopers featured in Episode 3 Carentan of the HBO Band of Brothers mini-series. In that episode, Blithe is first struck with a temporary case of hysterical blindness and … Read more

Herbert S. Jordan – Colonel, United States Army

Colonel Jordan was born on 5 March 1895 and died on 6 December 1972.  His nephew, Herbert Lee Jordan, First Lieuenant, United States Army, was killed-in-action in Korea in 1950 and is buried in an adjacent gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. JORDAN HERBERT S COL HQ 3RD ARMY FT MCPHERSON, GA FC U.S.A. DATE OF BIRTH: … Read more

John David Eberhart, Sr. – Command Sergeant Major, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: John David Eberhart Sr., 67, a retired Army command sergeant major and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died of cancer November 21, 1999 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Mr. Eberhart served 20 years in the Army, mainly in helicopter units as a crew member. He was serving at an … Read more

Potter Stewart – Lieutenant (JG), United States Navy Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court

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Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, he retired at age 66 in 1981 while still in good health. He was replaced on the Court by the first woman justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He remained active following his departure from the Court, notably with the Recordings For … Read more

Christopher M. Wilson – Sergeant, United States Army

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 368-07 April 2, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Christopher M. Wilson, 24, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, died March 29, 2007, … Read more

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT VETERANS DAY WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY

Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Commander Sioss, distinguished leaders of our veterans organizations,  Secretary Brown, Secretary Perry, General Shalikashvili, officials of  the Veterans Administration, to our men and women in uniform and  their families, our veterans, my fellow Americans, I am proud to  share this Veterans Day with you … Read more

James Arthur Warfield, Sr. – Chief Warrant Officer 3, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: James Arthur Warfield Sr., 71, a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer whose final active-duty assignment, in 1974, was managing the office of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort McNair, Virginia, died January 16, 2004, at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. He had congestive heart failure. From 1976 to 1979, … Read more

Carson Abel Roberts – Lieutenant General, United States Marine Corps

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Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General Carson Abel Roberts, a Marine Aviator, died at his home in Pinehurst, North Carolina on 19 December 1983. Upon his retirement, General Roberts was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service as Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, from July 1962 to March 1964. … Read more

Robert Van Layton – Master Sergeant, United States Army

Robert Van Layton Hamilton, Ohio Born 1924 Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Service Number 35792464 Missing in Action – Presumed Dead Died December 2, 1950 in Korea Master Sergeant Layton was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in … Read more

John Rodgers Meigs Taylor – Colonel, United States Army

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Born in 1865 he was the son of Joseph Hancock and Mary Meigs Taylor. His middle names may are “John Rodgers” and he may be named after his mother’s brother, John Rodgers Meigs, who was killed in action in the Civil War. These would then be connections between some of the most famous names in American military history (Taylors, Meigs and Rodgers’). His brother, Montgomery … Read more

Robert Leroy Nesbit – Colonel, United States Army

NESBIT, ROBERT L. First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: November 10, 1918 General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934 Home: Centralia, Illinois Citation The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Nesbit, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, November 6, 1918. Lieutenant … Read more

John William Brown – Technical Sergeant, United States Air Force

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

Rodney Alger Blyth – Colonel, United States Army

Courtesy of his classmates United States Military Academy Class of 1946 Rodney Alger Blyth No.15699 Class of 1946 Died 5 July 1988 In Lebanon, Pennsylvania, aged 65 years. Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Rodney Alger Blyth was born 4 September 1922 in San Mateo, California. His brother James wrote: “Our mother’s musical background had … Read more

Walter Robert Tkach – Major General, United States Air Force

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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 wounded, died November 1, 1989 at his … Read more

Jason L. Paton – Staff Sergeant, United States Army

U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1039-07 August 23, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of 14 soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died August 22, 2007, in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries suffered when … Read more

Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr. – General, United States Army

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Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. (Sep 15, 1914, Springfield, Massachusetts – Sep 4, 1974, Washington, D.C.) was a United States Army general who commanded military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968-72 which saw U.S. troop strength fall from 530,000 to 30,000. He served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1972 until … Read more

Eric Thomas Caldwell – Corporal, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense No. 024-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specialist Eric T. Caldwell, 22, of Salisbury, Maryland, died January 7, 2007, in Iraq of wounds sustained when … Read more

Albert H. Packard – Captain, United States Army

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The first officer ever buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Captain Packard was serving with Company A, 4th Maine Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of the Wilderness when he was severely wounded. He was moved to a Washington, DC, hospital where he died of his wounds. His grave in Section 26 of Arlington National Cemetery in … Read more

John Arleigh Nixon – Corporal, United States Marine Corps

Full Name: JOHN ARLEIGH NIXON Date of Birth: 7/6/1946 Date of Casualty: 4/11/1968 Home of Record: ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: CPL Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM Casualty Province: QUANG TRI NIXON, JOHN A CPL U.S.M.C. DATE OF BIRTH: 07/06/1946 DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/1968 BURIED AT: SECTION 31  SITE 8018 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY … Read more

Samuel Jose Balladares – Private First Class, United States Marine Corps

Run Date: 28 February 2002 Marines pause to make safety plans A recent rash of deaths and injuries has received the attention of the Marine Corps Commandant and leaders at Camp Lejeune. Eighteen Marines and one Sailor died in accidents in January, while one Marine committed suicide and four others were seriously injured. According to … Read more

Charles Hunter Gerhardt – Major General, United States Army

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On July 18, 1944, after 43 days of incessant combat following its landing on Omaha Beach, the U.S. 29th Infantry Division, under the command of Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, entered Saint-Lo, France. His wife Nina Gerhardt. His father was Charles Gerhardt, Brigadier General, United States Army. The Commanding General was Charles H. Gerhardt who was probably … Read more

Alfred T. Smith – Brigadier General, United States Army

BRIGADIER GENERAL A. T. SMITH, SERVED 45 YEARS Retired Officer Was Veteran of Spanish-American War WASHINGTON, November 28, 1939 – Brigadier General Alfred T. Smith, retired, died yesterday in Walter Reed Hospital at the age of 65.  He will be buried tomorrow in Arlington Cemetery. General Smith retired last May after forty-five years of service. … Read more

Stephen Arthur Rusch – Captain, United States Air Force

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 1354-07 November 27, 2007 Airman Missing In Action From The Vietnam War Is Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam … Read more

Walter B. Ligon – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report Walter B. Ligon, 85, an Army colonel and civilian executive at the Defense Department who retired as deputy director of the Defense Security Assistance Agency, died of cardiopulmonary arrest June 15, 1999 at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital. Colonel Ligon was a native of Louisiana and grew up in New Orleans. … Read more

Bennie H. Mann, Jr. Colonel, United States Marine Corps

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Marine Corps’ first helo pilot, Navy Cross recipient, former MAG-16 CO dies Submitted by: MCAS Miramar Story Identification #: 2005629175932 Story by Corporal Paul Leicht, USMC MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, California. (June 27, 2005) “The Navy Cross is awarded to Major Bennie H. Mann, Jr., United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a … Read more

John F. Lloyd – Confederate States of America Army

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Courtesy of Dale Nichols: January 2008: MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY E, 45th REGIMENT, GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,  ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C. S. A., TAYLOR COUNTY, GEORGIA,   TAYLOR VOLUNTEERS Lloyd,  John  F. – Private, March 4, 1862. Wounded at Cedar Run, Virginia,  August  9, 1862 ; Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. Wounded  and captured at Jericho … Read more

Charles E. Bigler – Commander, United States Navy

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Born on July 12, 1924, Commander Bigler died on 25 December 2003 and was laid to rest in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Bernice Rains Bigler (October 27, 1920-February 28, 1989) is buried in his gravesite in Section 7-A of Arlington National Cemetery. The inscription on their stone is certainly indicative of … Read more

To Arlington Cemetery Worker, Vets’ Sacrifices Aren’t Mere Memories

By Stephen Barr, Washington Post, Monday , May 29, 2000 These are Tom Sherlock’s duties today: Arrive at Arlington National Cemetery before 5:30 a.m. and open the gates. Spend most of the morning at the Memorial Amphitheater, escorting officials, helping check the sound system and making sure all the folding chairs are in the right … Read more

Kent Dunngington Hollen – Major, United States Marine Corps

From a contemporary press report: Kent Dunnington Hollen, 73, a retired Marine Corps Major who worked for the Maryland Attorney General and was active in Republican politics, died of a brain tumor January 31, 2003, at the Casey House hospice. He lived in Kensington and Clearwater, Florida. Major Hollen, a West Virginia native, was a … Read more

Walter W. Bell – Major, United States Army

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Major Walter W. Bell, United States Army (retired), age 78, veteran of World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars, died at his home on December 1, 2003. He lived in Kettering, Maryland. Major Bell was born January 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan and was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a … Read more

Reynolds Hayden – Captain, United States Navy

Reynolds Hayden was born on 30 September 1883 at Elizabeth City, Virginia, the son of Edward Everett Hayden, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, and Kate Reynolds Hayden.  He served in the United States Navy Medical Department.  He was married to Belle H. Hayden, who died on 8 November 1923.  Captain Hayden died on 5 February 1952 … Read more

Charles Frederick Howell – Rear Admiral, United State Coast Guard

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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.  He retired from active duty on July … Read more

Francis Marion Gibson – Captain, United States Army

Francis Marion Gibson was born in Philadelphia and appointed by President Andrew Johnson in 1867 as a Second Lieutenant, United States Army. Gibson was first assigned to duty on the Western frontier and became famous as an Indian Scout and was with the 2nd Battalion of the Seventh United States Cavalry, under the general command … Read more

John G. Brown – Sergeant First Class, United States Army

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U.S. Department of Defense Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) News Release IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 081-07 January 24, 2007 DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of 12 soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 20, 2007, when the UH-60 Black Hawk … Read more

Clifford F. Molloy – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Clifford Molloy, Navy Veteran By Bill Kaufman Courtesy of Newsday February 4, 2004 Known for his patriotism and community spirit, Clifford F. Molloy was a familiar figure for many years at Memorial Day events in Roslyn, New York, often laying wreaths at official ceremonies. Molloy died January 5, 2004, of “simple old age,” at the … Read more

Julian Johnson Ewell – Lieutenant General, United States Army

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EWELL, JULIAN J. Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, General Orders No. 19 (March 14, 1945) Citation: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Julian J. Ewell (0-21791), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Commanding … Read more

Rosemary Chapa – Military Spouse & Government Employee

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Rosemary Chapa Attack Location: Pentagon Age: 63 Home: Springfield, Virginia The visiting Italian air chief couldn’t find his uniform. Surely, the U.S. Air Force had lost it, he complained, and, deplorably, forced him to attend meetings in a business suit. The evening of his complaint, Rosemary Chapa, an Air Force protocol officer, took the man’s … Read more