Fort Logan National Cemetery
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Fort Logan National Cemetery
|Type||United States National Cemetery|
|Size||214 acres (87 ha)|
|Number of graves||96,000|
Fort Logan National Cemetery is a National cemetery in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Fort Logan was named after Union General John A. Logan, commander of US Volunteer forces during the American Civil War. It contains 214 acres (87 ha) and has had 95,905 interments through fiscal year 2008.
Fort Logan was established on October 31, 1887, and was in continuous use until 1960 when most of the acreage except for the cemetery was turned over to the state of Colorado. The national cemetery was created in 1950.
Graves of Medal of Honor Recipients
- Major William E. Adams (June 16, 1939 – May 25, 1971) - (Vietnam) U.S. Army, A/227th Assault Helicopter Co., 52nd Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam, May 25, 1971 (Section P, Grave 3831).
- First Sergeant Maximo Yabes (January 29, 1932 – February 26, 1967) - (Vietnam) U.S. Army, Company A, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Phu Hoa Dong, Republic of Vietnam, February 26, 1967 (Section R, Grave 368).
- Private John Davis, (Civil War) Company F, 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry. Culloden, Ga., April 1865 (Memorialized in section MB, Grave 280).
Other Notable Graves / Burials
- Karl F. Baatz, a German POW is interred in Fort Logan National Cemetery. He died while being held at Fort Logan during World War II.
- Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr., notable Air Force Instructor and father of music legend John Denver.
- Arthur Harvey, an oil pioneer and a veteran of both World War I and World War II (Section Q site 7142).
- Richard H. Kindig (1916–2008), a photographer who was noted for documenting the rail transport industry of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.
- Fitzroy Newsum, original member of the Tuskegee Airmen and Congressional Gold Medal recipient.
- Karl H. Timmermann, first invading Allied officer to cross the Rhine river in World War II, commanding officer of Company A 27th Armored Infantry Battalion which captured the Ludendorff bridge at Remagen, Germany.
- Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Cemeteries - Fort Logan National Cemetery
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- Davidson, Joanne (2013-01-13). "Tuskegee Airman Fitzroy "Buck" Newsum, 94, persevered to be a pilot". Denver Post. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Fort Logan National Cemetery.|
- Fort Logan National Cemetery website
- Gravesite Locator (for all national cemeteries)
- Friends of Historic Fort Logan
- Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) No. CO-2, "Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Denver, CO"