Tahoma National Cemetery
|Type||United States National Cemetery|
|Size||158.3 acres (64.1 ha)|
|Number of interments||41,000|
|Find a Grave||Tahoma National Cemetery|
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. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is the only national cemetery in the state of Washington.
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.
- Medal of Honor recipients
- 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
- Frosty Westering, Hall of Fame college football coach
- Robert F. Burt- United States Navy chaplain
- Collins, Cary (2014-03-04). "Edward Claplanhoo's Lifetime of Service". Voice of the Valley. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- 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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