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  • Laurence Vincent Benet (1865 - 1948)
    L. V. BENET IS DEAD; BUILT MACHINE-GUN Engineer With Hotchkiss Firm For 50 Years Helped Improve Firing Speed of Weapon WASHINGTON, May 21, 1948 – Laurence Vincent Benet, internationally know...
  • Laura Benét (1884 - 1979)
    Born at Fort Hamilton, New York, on June 1, 1884, the daughter of Colonel James Walker and Frances Neill Rose Benet. She graduated from the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; received a B.A. degree...
  • Col. James Walker Benét (1857 - 1928)
    COLONEL J. W. BENET, EX-ARMY OFFICER, DIES  Father of Well-Known Authors, William Rose and Stephen Vincent Benet PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1928 – Colonel James Walker Benet, U...
  • Vice Admiral Lawson P. "Red" Ramage (1909 - 1990)
    Lawson Paterson "Red" Ramage (19 January 1909 – 15 April 1990) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy and a noted submarine commander during World War II. Ramage was decorated with the M...

This project focuses on bringing together all of the profiles of people buried at one of the world's most famous military cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, United States.

Since its establishment on June 28, 1864, Arlington has become the final resting place for about 400,000 veterans and their immediate family members. Veterans and military casualties from each of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, ranging from the American Civil War through to the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

Arlington is the final home not only to deceased American veterans, but also Canadians, Finns, Frenchmen, and more. There are also many presidents, senators, Congressmen, and other notables buried there.

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