Eagle Point National Cemetery
|Eagle Point National Cemetery|
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near Eagle Point, Oregon
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Eagle Point National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located 14 miles northeast of Eagle Point, Jackson County of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is about 14 miles (20 km) northeast of Medford.
It encompasses 43.4 acres (17.6 ha), and at the end of 2005, had 12,049 interments.
Cypress Hills National Cemetery opened in 1952 to service the nearby veterans facility in White City, Oregon about four miles away. Administration was transferred to the National Cemetery system in 1973, when it was named White City National Cemetery. The name was changed to Eagle Point National Cemetery on March 19, 1985.
- A memorial dedicated to "All Unknown Veterans" was erected at the cemetery in 1980, it was donated by the Disabled American Veterans organization.
- A carillon was donated by the American Veterans as part of their international living-memorial program, which began shortly after World War II.
- A memorial dedicated to all 1st Marine Divisions of all Wars was donated by the 1st Marine Division Association.
- Lieutenant George Ray Tweed, of the United States Navy. He was the only survivor of a unit that was captured on Guam during World War II. He hid on the island for two and a half years, evading capture and supplying information to the US forces in the Pacific. His ordeal inspired him to write the book Robinson Crusoe, USN in 1945, and later, in 1962, inspired, Richard Goldstone and John Monks Jr. to write, direct, and produce the movie No Man Is an Island, starring Jeffrey Hunter as Lt. Tweed.
- National Cemetery Administration
- Eagle Point National Cemetery
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. OR-1, "Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, Jackson County, OR", 25 photos, 3 photo caption pages
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