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.

Frank J. “Bud” Crowne – Major, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Frank J. “Bud” Crowne, 76, who served in the Army for 20 years and later was a management analyst with the Federal Home ...
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Louis Arthur Reinken, Jr. – Colonel, United States Army

Courtesy of the United States Military Academy: Louis Arthur Reinken, Jr., NO. 17912 Died 14 January 1993 in Little Silver, New Jersey, aged 65 years Interment: Arlington National ...
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William David Port – Sergeant, United States Army

Born at Petersburg, Pennsylvania, on October 13, 1941, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Vietnam War while serving as Private First Class, 5th ...
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James Jerome O’Donnell – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report James J. O'Donnell, 79, a retired Army colonel who later worked 25 years as a Northern Virginia real estate broker, died of cancer ...
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Joseph May Swing – Lieutenant General, Unied States Army

Courtesy of Michael T. Stein: Lieutenant General Joseph May Swing Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, February 28, 1894 Died December 9, 1984 Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1911-15 Graduated ...
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Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation New Dawn

The following American casualites of the war to free Iraq are being laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. May God Bless them and their loved ones. “In ...
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  The Old Guard, Third United States Infantry A member of the Third United States Infantry (“The Old Guard”) patrols the area where the Vietnam Unknown awaits removal ...
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Special Remembrances

  My Wife's Adopted Cousin, Captain James Stewart Hay, United States Army.Jimmy Was Born In New York on October 22, 1942 And Was Killed In Action on May ...
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Visiting

When visiting Arlington National Cemetery, please remember that it is not only hallowed ground in which rest generations of American heroes but that it  is also an active ...
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United States Army Aircrew – 22 June 1945

BAUER, CARL R CAPT   US ARMY WORLD WAR II DATE OF BIRTH: 11/21/1921 DATE OF DEATH: 06/22/1945 BURIED AT: SECTION 60  SITE 7901 EVANS, LESLIE A JR 2ND ...
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