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Arlington National Cemetery

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  • Colonel Lanier Dunn Buford (1916 - 2001)
    Colonel Buford was an Eagle Scout with the All Eagle Patrol of Troop 5 in Richmond, Virginia and a graduate of Virginia Military Institute (Class of 1938). He served his country in World War II with ...
  • 1LT David Michael Williams (1946 - 1969)
    United States Army First Lieutenant served with Bobcats 1 Battalion (Mechanized) 5 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in action in South Vietnam.
  • Rear Admiral Joseph Coghlan (1844 - 1908)
    Rear Admiral Joseph Bulloch Coghlan (9 December 1844 – 5 December 1908) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War.
  • Lieut. Commander Francis Morton Munson (1878 - 1927)
    DR. F. M. MUNSON, MARYLAND HEALTH OFFICER IS CALLED ATLANTA, Georgia, December 22, 1927 – News was received in Atlanta Wednesday of the death recently in La Plata, Maryland of Dr. Francis M. Munson, ...
  • Rear Admiral Lester A. Beardslee (1836 - 1903)
    Lester Anthony Beardslee (February 1, 1836 – November 10, 1903) was an officer in the United States Navy who served as the commander of the Department of Alaska and of the USS Jamestown from June 14,...

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.

Resources

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Arlington Ladies --- [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/anc-lady.htm] [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Funeral-Information/About-Funerals/Arlington-Ladies] "The Arlington Ladies are a group of volunteers who attend funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery to ensure that no Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Coast Guardsman is buried alone."