Tahoma National Cemetery
|Type||United States National Cemetery|
|Size||158.3 acres (64.1 ha)|
|Number of interments||> 23,000|
Tahoma National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Kent, in King County, Washington. It encompasses 158.3 acres (64.1 ha), and as of the end of 2008, had 23,479 interments compared to 15,924 interments in 2005. It is the only National Cemetery in Washington state.
Tahoma National Cemetery was established on November 11, 1993 and opened for interments on October 1, 1997. It is actively undergoing expansion. A second phase of construction was completed in 2005.
- The Blue Star Memorial, a traditional service flag monument dedicated to all veterans.
- Francis Agnes, World War II prisoner of war, survivor of the Bataan Death March.
- Second Lieutenant Jesse T. Barrick, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the American Civil War.
- Sergeant First Class Nathan Ross Chapman, first American serviceman to die in the line of duty in the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2002.
- Edward Eugene Claplanhoo, former Chairman of the Makah
- Sergeant Dexter J. Kerstetter, Medal of Honor recipient for action in World War II.
- Dickerson, Paige (2010-03-17). "Ed Claplanhoo dies at age 81; Makah elder's legacy includes deeds for tribe, veterans". Peninsula Daily News. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
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