List of burials at Arlington National Cemetery

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This is a list of notable individuals buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

As of May 2006, there were 367 Medal of Honor recipients buried in Arlington National Cemetery,[1] nine of whom are Canadians.

Alan Louis Eggers, Medal of Honor recipient for World War I

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  • Albertus W. Catlin (1868–1933), US Marine Corps Brigadier General; received for his actions during the intervention at Veracruz, Mexico
  • Jon R. Cavaiani (1943–2014), US Army Command Sergeant Major. Received for his actions while serving as platoon leader providing security for an isolated radio relay site located within enemy-held territory that came under attack. Prisoner of war during the Vietnam War (1971–1973)[2]
  • Justice M. Chambers (1908–1982), US Marine Corps officer; received for his actions in during the Battle of Iwo Jima
  • Donald Cook (1934–1967), (cenotaph) US Marine Corps officer. Received for his actions while a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. His body was never recovered; his cenotaph is located in Memorial Section 1
  • Louis Cukela (1888–1956), US Marine Corps Major, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act in World War I

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  • William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (1883–1959), US Army Major General, commanded the 165th Infantry Regiment (federalized designation of the 69th New York Infantry, the "Fighting Irish") during World War I, and was Chief of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II; also awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, and National Security Medal, making him the only person to hold all four of the United States' highest awards

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  • James A. Graham (1940–1967), US Marine Corps Officer; received for his actions during the Vietnam War

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  • Frank Monroe Upton (1896–1962), US Navy Sailor; received for action during World War I
  • Matt Urban (1919–1995), US Army Lieutenant Colonel; received seven Purple Hearts for service in World War II

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  • Jay Zeamer, Jr. (1918–2007), US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel; received for action during World War II with the Army Air Force

Flag officers[edit]

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Charles D. Griffin, US Navy Admiral

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  • Rae Landy (1885–1952), Army Nurse Corps Lieutenant Colonel who served in World War I and World War II
  • Henry Louis Larsen (1890–1962), US Marine Corps Lieutenant General; commanded the first deployed American troops in both World Wars; Governor of Guam and American Samoa
  • John Marshall Lee (1914–2003), US Navy Vice Admiral, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, NATO, S.A.L.T Talks; Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit; son of Lieutenant Colonel Alva Lee

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John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I

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  • Howard L. Vickery (1892–1946), vice admiral, US Navy and World War II merchant shipbuilder

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Other military burials[edit]

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  • James Jabara (1923–1966), first American jet ace in history, credited with shooting down 15 enemy aircraft
  • George Juskalian (1914–2010), US Army veteran, three decades and fought in three wars – World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War

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  • Felix Z. Longoria Jr. (1920–1945), Mexican American soldier in the US Army; killed in World War II
  • Nia-chien Liu, Major Chinese Military died October 19, 1946[18]
  • Ruth A. Lucas (1920–2013), the first African American female Air Force Colonel
  • Francis Lupo (1895–1918), private killed in France during World War I; holds the distinction of possibly being the longest US service member missing in action to be found (1918–2003)

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  • Larry Thorne (born as Lauri Törni, 1919–1965), Finnish soldier who served in the US special forces and was a World War II veteran; called "soldier who fought under three flags" (Finland, Germany, and US)

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Other notable military service members[edit]

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Medgar Evers, civil rights activist

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  • Arthur A. Fletcher, civil rights advocate
  • Lawrence Freedman, former US Army Special operations solder with Delta Force; CIA paramilitary operative killed in Somalia in 1992
  • Elizebeth Friedman, US Army cryptologist who co-created the field of American cryptanalysis, broke many ciphers during the Prohibition Era and solved many notable cases single-handedly
  • William F. Friedman, US Army cryptologist who co-created the field of American cryptanalysis, and broke many ciphers, including the Japanese Code Purple in World War II

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Edward M. Kennedy, US Senator

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  • William Howard Taft, Secretary of War, President of the United States, and Chief Justice of the United States
  • John Tyler Jr. (1819–1896), son of President John Tyler;[27] served as Private Secretary to his father, Confederate Assistant Secretary of War

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John W. Weeks, Secretary of War

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Notable civilians[edit]

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  • James Parks, freedman, the only person buried at Arlington Cemetery who was born on the grounds
Front face of the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery

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Remains of the Space Shuttle Challenger's crew are interred in Section 46, including four civilians and three military members. Challenger Astronaut Judith Resnik is memorialized with a cenotaph.

Four state funerals have been held at Arlington: those of Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, that of General of the Armies John J. Pershing, and that of US Senator from Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Medal of Honor Recipients Buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved on April 9, 2006.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ Schwan, Henry (April 5, 2018). "Mass. Medal of Honor recipient Tom Hudner buried in Arlington National Cemetery". metrowestdailynews.com. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Michael Robert Patterson, ed. (May 13, 2009). "David E. Baker: Brigadier General, United States Air Force". Arlington National Cemetery Website. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Arlingtoncemetery.net
  6. ^ CWGC: John Dill
  7. ^ John Spencer Hardy obituary, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, May 3, 2012
  8. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=jeanne-m-holm&pid=139892802
  9. ^ TogetherWeServed – VADM Benedict Semmes
  10. ^ Sec. 64, grave 6992, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA., Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 247-248). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition.
  11. ^ Paul Duggan (March 15, 2011). "Frank Buckles, last US veteran of World War I, laid to rest at Arlington". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  12. ^ 1917–1918, Who's Who and Why in Canada, Vol. 13, p. 1139
  13. ^ http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/twcrawford.htm
  14. ^ Records of the National Archive on POWs who died while in the USA
  15. ^ Web pages of the Arlington National Cemetery on Anton Hilberath
  16. ^ Web page of the Arlington National Cemetery with a listing of the graves of foreign nationals
  17. ^ "Former AP executive Koehler, who also served a week in Reagan White House, dies in Conn. at 82". Associated Press. Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-10-08.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Find a grave memorial website
  19. ^ http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/acmaxwell.htm
  20. ^ "Arlington Cemetery Listing
  21. ^ New York Times Obituary, March 6, 1935; and www.arlingtoncemetery.net/owholmes.htm
  22. ^ "Senator Frank Lautenberg laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery". WABC TV. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  23. ^ Paul Laxalt Notice
  24. ^ "Headstone A K Lowenstein". Arlington National Cemetery Website.
  25. ^ Arlington Cemetery Net
  26. ^ Spann had served in the USMC, but was not in the military, when killed. Because he had received the CIA's Intelligence Star, considered the equivalent of the US Military's Silver Star, his burial in Arlington was authorized. See: Bush At War, Bob Woodward, Simon and Schuester, 2002, p. 317
  27. ^ http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/john-tyler-jr.htm Arlingtoncemetery.net
  28. ^ Rapp, David (2013-10-21). "Roll Call Founder Sid Yudain Dies at 90". Roll Call. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
  29. ^ New York Times

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Coordinates: 38°52′37″N 77°04′23″W / 38.877°N 77.073°W / 38.877; -77.073