Gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery – Page 22

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Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Friday, December 6, 2002 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim XR Elixfett Reduslim Medioxil 24 Hondrox Prima Kapseln … Read more

Gleason Woodrow Wilson – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Gleason Woodrow Wilson, 82, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Washington zoning inspector, died March 8, 1998 at Inova Alexandria Hospital after a heart attack. Colonel Wilson, who was born in Jonesboro, Maine, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. He served nearly 22 years in the Army, beginning … Read more

Charles P. Campbell – Sergeant, United States Army Air Force

Widow’s discovery sheds light on WWII ordeal By Rich Mckay Courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel Posted May 27, 2006It sounded like hail clattering on a tin roof. Shrapnel from Nazi bombs and bullets riddled Bombardier Sergeant Charles Campbell’s B-17 over Linz, Austria. It was April 25, 1945. Campbell just dropped 4,000 pounds of bombs aimed … Read more

Henry Fairfax Ayres – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Henry Fairfax Ayres, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (1885-1979):  The son of Colonel Charles Greenlief Ayers, United States Army, and the grandson of Major General Romeyn Beck Ayers, United States Army. COLONEL HENRY FAIRFAX AYRES, AT 92 AN OFFICER IN BOTH WORLD WARS WASHINGTON, January 13, 1979 – Colonel Henry Fairfax Ayres, retired, died Tuesday at his home … Read more

United States Army Aircrew – 12 November 1944

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DEBOTTIS, FRANK E CAPT 98TH BOMB CP USA DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1944 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4922 LEHMANN, THEODORE S CAPT 98 BOMBBARDMENT GP USA DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1944 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4922 MULHOLLEN, DONALD N 1/LT 98 BOMBBARDMENT GP USA DATE OF DEATH: 11/12/1944 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4922 HENNESSEY, … Read more

Herbert Sydney Whipple – Major, United States Army

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Herbert Sydney Whipple of Pennsylvania Appointed from Wisconsin, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1881, 38 Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Cavalry, 14 June 1885 First Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Cavalry, 27 March 1892 Transferred to the 7th U. S. Cavalry, 12 April 1892 Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, 17 May 1898 … Read more

Marvin Leonard McNickle – Lieutenant General, United States Air Force

COURTESY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE LIEUTENANT GENERAL MARVIN LEONARD MCNICKLE Retired August 31, 1972. Died August 19, 2007. Lieutenant General Marvin Leonard McNickle wass commander of Thirteenth Air Force with headquarters at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines. Encompassing U.S. Air Force units in the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand, Thirteenth Air Force … Read more

George Martin – Sergeant, United States Army

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Born in Germany, April 28, 1839, he earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving with Company B, 6th United States Cavalry at Millertown, Pennsylvania, in July 1863. The Medal was actually issued to him on April 23, 1889. He died on June 20, 1924 and was buried in Section 17 of Arlington National … Read more

Margaret Baker Woodbury Carter – Military Spouse

The second wife of William Vaulx Carter, and the mother of William Harding Carter II, she was born on September 1, 1896 and died on November 13, 1971. She is buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. CARTER, MARGARET B, WIDOW OF WILLIAM V DATE OF BIRTH: 09/01/1896 DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/1971 BURIED … Read more

Adolphus W. Greely, Jr. – Major, United States Army

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The son of Major General Adolphus Washington Greely, he was born on January 2, 1889. He served in World War I with the 314th Field Signal Battalion, 80th Division, American Expeditionary Force. He was employed by the Federal Reconstruction Finance Corporation at the time of his father’s death in 1935. He died on September 22, 1956 … Read more

William I. Hammond – Major, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: William I. Hammond, Major, United States Air Force (Retired), age 79, of Fairfield, Connecticut, formerly of Garden City, New York, died on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, following a long illness. Born in New York City, Major Hammond was a Garden City resident for 38 years prior to … Read more

Franklin Frederick Korell – Captain, United States Army Member of Congress & Government Official

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Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives: Representative from Oregon; born in Portland, Oreg., July 23, 1889; attended the public schools and Bishop Scott Academy, Portland, Oregon; was graduated from the law department of the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1910; attended Yale Law School in 1911 and 1912; was admitted to the bar … Read more

The Extended Troxel Family Visits Arlington National Cemetery

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“These photos were taken yesterday afternoon (4 April 2006) when the ‘family’ of Chester Troxel came to Arlington National Cemetery for the first time. “Some of you knew they were coming, for others this is your first mention of it.  The group is the Anchorage Christian School Choir. A choir which Chester Troxel’s son Hollis … Read more

Anita Newcomb McGee – Assistant Surgeon, United States Army

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Dr.Anita Newcomb McGee received her medical degree from Columbian College (now George Washington University) in 1892 and was one of a select few woman doctors practicing in Washington, D.C. McGee, the daughter of noted astronomer Simon Newcomb, married geologist and anthropologist W.J. McGee in 1888. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898, … Read more

STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE TOGO D. WEST, JR. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ACTING SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BEFORE THE HOUSE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.

Thank you, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to be here today to discuss the process by which the Secretary of the Army authorizes burial at Arlington National Cemetery. As you know, in an effort to prolong the active life of this national cemetery, the eligibility criteria for burial at Arlington, … Read more

Ernest Wilkinson – Ensign,United States Navy

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Born in 1859 in Hew Hempshire, he married Gulielma (Gulie) Bostick of Allendale, Barnwell County, South Carolina in Washington, D.C. in January 1888.  He served as an Ensign in the United States Navy and died on 9 January 1934.  He was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery, near his son, Thomas Starke Wilkonson, Vice … Read more

The Taps Project Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center

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“Taps” being sounded at the opening ceremonies of the exhibit, May 28, 1999. The bugler is Sergeant First Class Allyn Van Patten, United States Army Band. Various bugles and tabards onb display at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center. Major General Daniel Butterfield, credited with creating “Taps,” wore this sword throughout the Civil War.  The … Read more

Henry R. Fones – Confederate States of America Army

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FONES, HENRY R C 47 VA INF DATE OF DEATH: 01/27/1863 BURIED AT: SECTION CONF  SITE 262   Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim XR Elixfett Reduslim Medioxil 24 Hondrox Prima Kapseln Diaetolin Cardione PHC Beauty C+ Kapseln Colon … Read more

Memorial to the US Airmen killed in Denmark

Section 23, Arlington National Cemetery Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim XR Elixfett Reduslim Medioxil 24 Hondrox Prima Kapseln Diaetolin Cardione PHC Beauty C+ Kapseln Colon Broom HHC Blüten Liba Kapseln Gélules Figur LB Slimming Gummies Nucific Bio X4 … Read more

John C. Morgan – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Air Corps (Air Force)

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A World War II avitor whose actions on a 1943 bombing run over Germany won him the Medal of Honor and helped to inspire “Twelve O’Clock High,” died on January 17, 1991 of a heart attack. The inspiration for Sy Bartlett to write “Twelve O’Clock High,” fame from the bombing mission on July 28, 1943. … Read more

Joseph Bennett Plummer – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Joseph Bennett Plummer was born, according to the vital records of Barre, Massachusetts, November 15, 1816. He seems to have taken a few years off his age, however, so as not to endanger an appointment to the United States Military Academy which he sought for at least two years. Most sources, including Cullum’s Biographical Register, … Read more

Arthur Rutledge Underwood, Jr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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Courtesy of his classmates: United States Military Academy 17293 ARTHUR RUTLEDGE UNDERWOOD, Jr. 21 Jun 1921 – 8 Apr 1996 Died in San Antonio, Texas Interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia Late in the evening of 8 April 1996, Arthur Rutledge Underwood Jr., died in his bed from heart failure and complications of cancer. … Read more

Frank A. Keating – Major General, United States Army

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Frank A. Keating February 4, 1895 Born, New York City May 18, 1915 Entered Military Service April 28, 1917 Commissioned as First Lieutenant 1917-1918 Served in Combat in France July 30, 1918 Promoted to Captain 1918 Assigned as instructor at the Infantry Weapons School in Chatillion-Sur-Seine, France December 30, 1919 Honorably discharged July 1, 1920 … Read more

The McGovern Brothers

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Robert M. McGovern Francis Jerome McGovern Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim XR Elixfett Reduslim Medioxil 24 Hondrox Prima Kapseln Diaetolin Cardione PHC Beauty C+ Kapseln Colon Broom HHC Blüten Liba Kapseln Gélules Figur LB Slimming Gummies Nucific Bio … Read more

James Ewell Brown Stuart II – Captain, United States Army

James Ewe 11 Brown Stuart of Kansas Appointed from Virginia, Captain, Commissary Subsistance, United States Volunteers, 9 June 1898 Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 13 June 1899 James Ewell Brown Stuart II was born at Fort Riley, Kansas, on 26 June 1860.  His parents were James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart, United States Military Academy, … Read more

Joshua S. Gire – Staff 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. 237-11 March 24, 2011 DOD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died March 22, 2011, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered … Read more

William Menoher – Colonel, United States Army

Son of Major General Charles T. Menoher, William Menoher was born at Columbus, Ohio, 31 August 1910.  He entered the United States Military Academy in 1928 and graduated in 1932 in the top ten-percent of his class.  His brother, Darrow Menoher, also graduated from West Point. His initial service was in the Artillary Corps for three years, but … Read more

Charles Bhaer Gatewood – Colonel, United States Army

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Charles Bhaer Gatewood was born on 4 January 1883 at Fort Apache, Arizona, and died on 13 November 1953 near San Diego, California.  He  was twice married.  First to Charlotte Cushman Pierce on 11 November 1911 in New York, and second to Lillian after June 1937.  After his Charles’ death she married Colonel Harry C. … Read more

Dudley Durward Hale – Major General, United States Air Force

Courtesy of the United States Air Force MAJOR GENERAL DUDLEY D. HALE Retired February 1958, Died October. 2, 1989 Dudley Durward Hale was burn in Perry, Missouri, in 1904. He graduated from high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1922, and from the University of Chattanooga in 1926. Appointed a Flying Cadet in February 1928, General … Read more

Benjamin Champlin Moffatt. Jr. – Sergeant, United States Marine Corps

KILLED ON IWO JIMA – MARCH 9, 1945 Benjamin Champlin Moffatt, Jr. was born on October 30, 1920, originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, later raised in a Natchez, Mississippi orphanage, and retrieved by his father to Charlotte, North Carolina, and sent to military school.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of … Read more

First Female Tomb Guard Arlington

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In 1996,  Sergeant Heather Lynn Johnson is the first woman to earn the prestigious tomb guard badge to become the first female sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim … Read more

AN ETERNAL FLAME FOR A FALLEN PRESIDENT

It was the afternoon of Sunday, November 24, 1963. Colonel Clayton B. Lyle, a 1937  graduate of Texas A&M, was watching television in his living room in Washington, D.C. He  had recently returned from an assignment in Europe to find the capital in bedlam. Two days  before, President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in … Read more

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 Ypres-Lis and Somme engagements in 1918. Discharged in 1919 then commissioned in the New York National Guard again in 1924. Brigadier General in February 1940 as Adjutant … Read more

Harry F. Newcomb, Jr. – Flight Officer, United States Army Air Force

HEADQUARTERS, USAAF PROVISIONAL ROOM 13 Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany 8 April 1945 SUBJECT: Resolution /Pertaining to the Future TO: Commanding Officer, Prov. Room 13. Thru Channels 1.   Inasmuch as there has been quite a bit of animated discussion re the above mentioned subject, the following is respectfully submitted.  It is recommended that this be … Read more

Maxwell Keyes – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

Maxwell Keyes of Oklahoma Appointed From Texas, Private, 10th U. S. Infantry, 19 February 1895 to 18 February 1898 Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, 6 March 1898 Honorably mustered out 15 September 1898 Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, 1 June 1899 Killed 24 November 1899 in action at San Ildefonso, Philippine Islands … Read more

Gerald M. Bloomfield II – Major, United States Marine Corps

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 1144-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 03, 2005 DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Major Gerald M. Bloomfield II, 38, of Ypsilanti, Michigan Captain Michael D. Martino, 32, of Fairfax, Virginia Both Marines died … Read more

Arlington – Home of Athletes

ARLINGTON, Va. — West Point’s Don Holleder, an All-American football player killed in Vietnam, is buried in Section 1, lot 168-A at Arlington National Cemetery, his granite memorial carved with this simple summary: “Major, Infantry . . . United States Army . . . 1934-1967.” There is no mention of his heroics on the field as … Read more

Jacob Meyer Fein – Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army

Totten historian dies BY VICTOR G. MIMONI Courtesy of the Queens Courier Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Jacob (Jack) Meyer Fein of Bayside, a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer and curator of the Fort Totten Museum, passed away in the Veterans’ Hospital at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn on Friday, March 28, 2008, after a brief illness. He … Read more

Ed McMahon, Other Vets to Mark Korean War – Wednesday, July 23, 2003

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WASHINGTON – He is best known for his trademark “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny,” but long before he became famous as Johnny Carson’s sidekick, Ed McMahon was a decorated fighter pilot during the Korean War. This weekend, the television announcer, host, actor and pitchman will join thousands of other veterans in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the … Read more

William Birkett Duty – Major, United States Army

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MAJOR WILLIAM B. DUTY MANILA, August 23, 1933 – William B. Duty, 33 years old, commander of the United States Army’s Philippines Air Depot, died today of blood poisoning.  He was a native of Sackets Harbor, New York. After being commissioned he was assigned to the Philippine Scouts in 1913 and later was graduated from … Read more

Thomas Beal Hood – Major, United States Army

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Thomas Beal Hood of Ohio Appointed from Ohio, Assistant Surgeon, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 6 November 1861 Resigned 26 January 1863 Assistant Surgeon of U. S. Volunteers, 5 December 1863 Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, 30 June 1864 Breveted Lieutenant Colonel of U. S. Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for faithful and meritorious service during the war … Read more

Arthur A. Yates – Brigadier General, United States Army

WASHINGTON, October 2, 1930 – Funeral services with full military honors for Brigadier General Arthur A. Yates, United States Army, retired, who died at Stanford Universtiy Hospital in California on September 25 will be held at Arlington Cemetery at 10 A.M. tomorrow.  Chaplain Albert F. Vaughan of Fort Myer will officiate.  Major General William D. … Read more

John A. Graham III – Captain, United States Army

John A. Graham, III Born December 22, 1927 – Died October 4, 1992 Born in Riverside, California on 22 December 1927, red-headed Jack became an “Army brat” five years later when his family moved to Fort Hamilton, New York to live with his maternal uncle, L. V. H. “Red” Durfee, USMA 1917. “Red,” his guardian … Read more

Nils George Thompson – Private First Class, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 803-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2005 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Private First Class Nils G. Thompson, 19, of Confluence, Pennsylvania, died Aug 4, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq, when … Read more

Donald Foster Melchior – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: Age 81, of North Palm Beach, Florida, and formerly of Arlington, Virginia, passed away Thursday morning, August 13, 1998 after a brief illness. Lieutenant Commander Melchior was born September 19, 1916 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Ralph Stotz Melchior and Ada Lily Grosh. He attended high school … Read more

Daniel D. Lynn – Major, United States Army Indiana State Flag

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Daniel D. Lynn of Indiana Appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1855 (16) Breveted Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Infantry, 1 July 1860 Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 18 July 1860 First Lieutenant, 14 May 1861 Captain, 14 July 1863 Unassigned,  5 January 1870 Breveted Captain, 2 July 1863 and … Read more

William Albert Myers III – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report: William Albert Myers III, 77, a retired Navy Rear Admiral who in the 1980s and early 1990s did defense consulting work for such groups as Kapos Associates of Arlington and Johns Hopkins University’s applied physics laboratory, died October 25, 2002, at Inova Alexandria Hospital, Virginia. He had pulmonary fibrosis. Admiral … Read more

Charles William Taylor – Colonel, United States Army

Charles William Taylor of New York Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1874 (60) Second Lieutenant, 9th U. S. Cavalry 13 June 1879 First Lieutenant, 7 May 1884 Regimental Quartermaster, 12 February 1885 to 1 march 1889 Catpain, 28 July 1892 Major, 13th U. S. Cavalry, 22 February 1902 Breveted … Read more

John Jarrell Cashmere – Captain, United States Navy

John Jarrell “JJ” Cashmere, 69, a retired Navy Captain who commanded destroyers and minesweepers, died of renal failure and complications from diabetes January 9, 2005, at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. Captain Cashmere, a Washington area resident since 1991, was a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of what is now Wilkes University. He … Read more

Thaddeus G. Crapster – Captain, United States Coast Guard

CAPTAIN THADDEUS CRAPSTER Head of Norfolk District, 40, Years in Coast Guard Service July 27, 1941 – Captain Thaddeus G. Crapster, Commander of the Norfolk District, United States Coast Guard, died on Friday in Norfolk, Virginia, according to word received here yesterday.  His age was 63. Captain Crapster was born in Taneytown, Maryland, became a … Read more

William Ellsworth Snyder – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

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Born at South Bethelem, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1883, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving as Chief Electrician aboard the USS Birmingham on September 8, 1910. He died on December 30, 1944 and was buried in Section 10 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Lillian B. Snyder (1881-1962), is buried with him. SNYDER, WILLIAM E. Rank … Read more

John M. Cone Major – General, United States Army

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Major General John M. Cone, the 8th Commander of White Sands Proving Ground/Missile Range, was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, June 26, 1914. His military career began 1 July 1932, when he enlisted as a Private, 22nd Infantry, at Oglethorpe, Georgia. He entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, as a cadet … Read more

STATEMENT OF HON. JAMES E. CLYBURN, RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & INVESTIGATIONS – HEARING ON ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WAIVERS

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK CHAIRMAN EVERETT FOR CALLING THIS IMPORTANT HEARING TO DISCUSS THE WAIVER PROCESS FOR BURIALS AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. UNTIL RECENTLY, THE ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY BURIAL ISSUE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MAJOR POLITICAL STORIES OVER THE CONGRESSIONAL RECESS. I AM HOPEFUL THAT THE TESTIMONY WE HEAR TODAY WILL HELP TO … Read more

Peter Joseph Casella Jr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: Daphne, Alabama – Lieuteant Colonel Peter Joseph Casella Jr. died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at a local health care facility. Casella, 71, was retired from the United States Air Force. The Daphne resident graduated from Farregutt Naval Academy in Toms River, New Jersey, and received his bachelor’s degree in science … Read more

Burton Edward Pearson – Second Lieutenant, United States Army Air Corps

ARMY FLIER KILLED IN TAKEOFF MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan – June 12, 1941 – An Army plane nosed over and crashed at Selfridge Field today upon the takeoff, killing Second Lieutenant B. E. Pearson of Syracuse, New York.  Cadet Morris Hallett was injured seriously. PEARSON, BURTON EDWARD 2ND LT AIR CORPS RESERVE USA DATE OF DEATH: … Read more

Mark Leslie Hersey, Jr. – Commodore, United States Navy

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Mark Leslie Hersey, Jr. was born on 8 July 1888 and died on 3 December 1974.  He was buried with full military honors near his father, Mark Leslie Hersey, Major General, United States Army, in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Caroline Sutherland Hersey (4 August 1897-3 March 1980), and his son, Mark Leslie Hersey III (28 … Read more

Ross Andrew McGinnis – Specialist, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 1236-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2006 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis, 19, of Knox, Pennsylvania., died of injuries on December 4, 2006, suffered … Read more

John Henry Upshur (Nottingham) – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Born December 5, 1823 in Northampton County, Virginia, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1848, having previously served on various naval vessels in the Mediterranean, Brazil and the Gulf of Mexico. He was present at the siege and capture of Vera Cruz, Mexico; he was promoted to Master, 1855; Lieutenant, September 1855; … Read more

GUARD FEELS BOND WITH VIETNAM WAR SOLDIER CORPORAL WHO STANDS VIGIL AT TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS LAMENTS THE DISINTERMENT BUT HE PLANS TO RESEARCH BLASSIE – Tuesday, July 7, 1998

The night before the remains of the Vietnam War soldier were removed from the Tomb of the Unknowns, workers labored mightily to break through and then lift the last layer of concrete that sealed the crypt. It was a much harder task than expected, and the workmen feared their jackhammers and crane would prove no … Read more

Clinton Rice Madison – Second Lieutenant, United States Army

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Clinton Rice Madison was born on 11 September 1895 in California.  He died in France in the line of duty on 4 November 1918 during World War I. He was subsequently returned home for burial with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. We are seeking additional information regarding this early Army aviator. MADISON, CLINTON … Read more

Delmar A. Pugh – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Delmar A. Pugh, 86, an Army Colonel who in retirement served seven years as manager of the federal credit union at the Naval Research Laboratory, died of cancer July 15, 2003, at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. Colonel Pugh, who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was born in Frank, Pennsylvania. He served … Read more

Louis Thompson Morris – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

June 9, 1899: Lieutenant Colonel Louis Thompson Morris, United States Army, died at his home in Philadelphia yesterday from Bright’s disease and dropsy. He was born in Indiana December 21, 1840. He was appointed to the Regular Army from the same State on May 14, 1861, and became First Lieutenant of the Nineteenth Infantry. He … Read more

STATEMENT OF HONORABLE LANE EVANS

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT & INVESTIGATIONS HEARING ON ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY WAIVERS THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN EVERETT, FOR PUTTING TOGETHER THIS IMPORTANT HEARING ON THE WAIVER PROCESS FOR BURIALS AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. AS AN ENLISTED MAN IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS AND AS A MEMBER OF THE VETERANS COMMITTEE SINCE COMING … Read more

Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. – General, United States Marine Corps

General Robert Everton Cushman, Jr., who earned the Navy Cross — the nation’s second highest combat award — during World War II, became the twenty-fifth Commandant of the Marine Corps, January 1, 1972. As a 29 year old lieutenant colonel, General Cushman was awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism from July 21 to August … Read more

Morgan Lewis Smith – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Morgan Lewis Smith, the elder brother of General Giles A. Smith, was born in Mexico, New York, and in infancy was taken by his parents to Jefferson County, New York. He left home at age 21 and became something of a wanderer, occupying himself successively as school teacher (New Albany, Indiana), a professional soldier in … Read more

Thomas Holdup Stevens III – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

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Born at Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, on July 12, 1848 the son of Thomas Holdup Stevens, Jr. and Anna Maria Christie Stevens. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1863 and married Cara de la Montagnie Hall , the daughter of A. Oakey Hall (Abraham Oakey Hall), April 29, 1903. He entered active duty in 1863 and served until … Read more

Pentagon Wants to Test Unknown’s Identity

Pentagon officials recommended today that the remains of a Vietnam casualty be removed from the Tomb of the Unknowns to see if they can be identified as those of a downed Air Force pilot. The recommendation will go to Defense Secretary William Cohen within the next couple of weeks for a final decision. “My position … Read more

Henry T. Ahlin – Srergeant, United States Army Air Forces

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Henry T. Ahlin Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 37566950 701st Bomber Squadron, 445th Bomber Group, Heavy Entered the Service from: Minnesota Died: December 11, 1944 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridge, England Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart For more … Read more

John E. Fidler – Captain, United States Army

ARMY INQUIRY STARTS IN ARSENALEXPLOSION Causes of Picatinny Blast Are Sought Officer Victim to Be Buried at Arlington DOVER, New Jersey, March 22, 1930 –A board of inquiry as to the possible cause of the explosion yesterday afternoon at Picatinny Arsenal, in which an Army Officer and two civilian employees lost their lives, began investigations … Read more

John R. Gibson – Lieutenant Colonel,United States Air Force

From a contemporary press report: John R. Gibson, 84, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who specialized in intelligence for the last 10 years of his career, died of cardiovascular disease December 15, 2003, at the Fairfax Nursing Center. Colonel Gibson, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. He began his … Read more

Merritt Barton Curtis – Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps

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 Merrittt Barton Curtis (1892-1966) Born on August 31, 1892 in San Bernardino, California. B.A. from the University of California at Berkekey in 1916. Commissioned in 1917. Served in Haiti 1920-1923. LL.B. from George Washington University in 1927. Post Paymaster at the American Legation in Peking October 1927-December 1929. Instructor at Marine Corps Schools June 1931-June … Read more

James Jones “Big Jim” Kimball – Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy

James Jones “Big Jim” Kimball, 79, a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who spent 27 years at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington before retiring in 1987 as a landscape foreman, died of cancer November 10, 2000, at his home in Fort Washington,Maryland. Mr. Kimball, a native of Woodbridge, New Jersey., was in the Navy … Read more

Harry Lee Steele – Major General, United States Army

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Courtesy of Michael Stein: Major General Harry Lee Steele, U.S. Army Born June 28, 1874 in Benton Country, Arkansas Died March 31, 1938 Enlisted as Private, Battery “A”, 5th Artillery 1895 Captain 1901 Colonel 1920 Major General 1935 Commander, 93rd Company, Coast Artillery, Fort Stevens, Oregon -1906-. Served with Quartermaster Corps in Philippines and China 1915-16 … Read more

Edward John McClernand – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Born at Jacksonville, Illinois, on December 29, 1848, the son of Major General John A. McClernand, XIII Army Corps in the Civil War, and Sarah (Dunlap) McClernand. He was educated in Jacksonville and Springfield, Illinois and graduated from West Point in 1870. He was appointed Second Lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, June 15, 1870, and then … Read more

Leon G. James II – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense No. 1035-05 IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2005 Media Contact: Army Public Affairs – (703) 692-2000 Public/Industry Contact: (703)428-0711 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lieutenant Colonel Leon G. James II, 46, … Read more

James Joseph Bierbower – First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps

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ANC 30 June 2005 James Bierbower; Lawyer in High-Profile Cases James Joseph Bierbower, 81, a well-known Washington lawyer who represented Nixon campaign aide Jeb Stuart Magruder during the Watergate trials and EPA official Rita Lavelle during a Superfund inquiry, died of pneumonia February 5, 2005, at Charlotte Hall Nursing Home in St. Mary’s County. He … Read more

Thomas Etholen Selfridge – First Lieutenant, United States Army

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He became the first military air casualty when a plane in which he was a passenger, and which was piloted by Orville Wright, crashed during Army performance tests at Fort Myer, Virginia, on September 17, 1908. Selfridge was an early Army aviator and had already flown solo in the “White Wing,” the airplane designed and … Read more

Carl Michel – Rear Admiral, United States Public Health Service

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and its predecessor, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Training School, have been provided with medical support by the U.S. Public Health Service since the turn of the century. The Coast Guard Academy Clinic is staffed by 11 Public Health Service officers, and 35 Health Service Technicians and civilian support personnel. … Read more

Thomas Ritson Ferguson, Jr. – Lieutenant General, United States Air Force

Courtesy of the United States Air Force LIEUTENANT GENERAL THOMAS R. FERGUSON JR. Retired June 1, 1993 Lieutenant General Thomas R. Ferguson Jr. was commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Ferguson was born in 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Washington Irving High School, Clarksburg, West … Read more

Edward Garrison Binning – Rear Admiral, United States Navy

BINNING RITES TODAY Retired Admiral to be Buried in Arlington Cemetery WASHNGTON, May 28, 1961 – Rear Admiral Edward Garrison Binning, USNR, retired, victim of an air crash in Australia, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow.  A service will be conducted in the Fort Myer Chapel.  The chapel adjoins the National Cemetery. Admiral … Read more

Peter A. Petito – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report: Peter A. Petito, 84, a retired Army colonel and intelligence analyst, died of prostate cancer November 17, 1998 at the Hospice of Howard County, Maryland. Colonel Petito, who fought in the jungles of Burma during World War II, served in the Army Counterintelligence Corps for much of his career. He … Read more

Frank H. Simonds – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps

From a contemporary press report: Frank H. Simonds Sr., 85, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps, died March 31, 2004, at the Mayfair House in Berryville, Virginia. He had Alzheimer’s disease. Colonel Simonds was born in Sparta, Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1941, the same year he … Read more

United States Army Aircrew – 2 October 1944

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HANNON, JOSEPH P 2ND LT US AAF BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4758 HANKINS, WILLIAM E TSGT US AAF, AC DATE OF DEATH: 10/02/1944 BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 4758 Read our general and most popular articles Phallosan Forte Anaboloxan Huusk Messer Hanfosan Nutra Digest SWISS FX Ketogen Tropfen Slimymed Hondrostrong Slim XR Elixfett Reduslim … Read more

Charles Sures – Lieutenant, United States Navy

Obituary of CHARLES SURES, Lawyer Published in The Washington Post, December 3, 2000 Charles Sures was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Sures was born in Washington, D. C. and graduated from Central High School in 1940. He received bachelor of arts, bachelor of laws and master of laws degrees from George Washington University … Read more

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