List of individuals buried at Arlington National Cemetery

This list states all of the notable individuals that are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Military burials

* Creighton Abrams (1914-1974), United States Army General who commanded U.S. military operations in the Vietnam War from 1968-1972
* "Hap" Arnold (1886-1950), first General of the Air Force
* Gordon Beecher (1904-1973), United States Navy Vice Admiral and composer
* Jeremy Michael Boorda (1939-1996), US Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations
* Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (1912-1988), World War II Marine Corps fighter ace, Medal of Honor recipient, and commander of the "Black Sheep Squadron" (basis for the 1970s TV series "Baa Baa Black Sheep")
* Omar N. Bradley (1893-1981), commanded the 12th Army Group in Europe during World War II, first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Ruby G. Bradley (1907-2002), Colonel and, with 34 medals, one of the most decorated women in U.S. military history
* Miles Browning (1897-1954), World War I and World War II Navy officer and hero of the Battle of Midway
* Omar Bundy 1861-1940), World War I Major General who commanded the 1st Brigade, 1st Expeditionary Division in France, awarded the French Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre.
* Roger Chaffee (1935-1967) and Gus Grissom (1926-1967), astronauts killed in the Apollo 1 fire (Edward White was buried at West Point)
* Claire Lee Chennault (1893–1958), was a United States military aviator who commanded the "Flying Tigers" during World War II.
* Bertram Tracy Clayton (1862-1918), Congressman from New York, killed in action in 1918
* Louis Cukela (1888-1956), Marine Corps Major, awarded two Medals of Honor for same act in World War I
* Jane Delano (1862-1919), Director, Army Nursing Corps
* Sir John Dill (1881-1944) UK, British Diplomat and Field Marshal
* William J. Donovan (1883-1959), Major General and Chief of the OSS during World War II
* Abner Doubleday (1819-1893), Civil War general erroneously credited with inventing baseball
* Clarence Ransom Edwards (1860-1931), commanded the 26th "Yankee" Division in World War I
* Nathan Bedford Forrest III (1905-1943) Brigadier General of the United States Army Air Forces, and a great-grandson of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. First American general to be killed in action during World War II
* Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes and Michael Strank: three of the six servicemen immortalized in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" (Strank was killed in action just days after the photo was taken)
* John Gibbon (1827-1896), Brigadier General, Union Army, Civil War, most notably commander of 2nd Division, US II Corps that repelled Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg.
* David Haskell Hackworth (1930–2005), Colonel and most decorated American soldier
* William "Bull" Halsey (1882-1959), World War II Navy five-star Fleet Admiral
* Kara Spears Hultgreen (1965–1994), the first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot
* James Jabara (1923-1966), the first American jet ace in history. He's credited with shooting down 15 enemy aircraft during aerial combat.
* Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr. (1920-1978), USAF, first African American four-star General in the U.S. Armed Forces
* Philip Kearny (1815-1862), "fearless" one-armed cavalry general killed at Chantilly during the Civil War
* Włodzimierz B. Krzyżanowski (1824-1887), Polish military leader and Civil War Union general
* Mark Matthews (1894-2005), last surviving Buffalo Soldier
* Francis Lupo (1895-1918), Private killed in France during World War I; holds the distinction of possibly being the longest U.S. service member missing in action to be found (1918-2003)
* David McCampbell (1910-1996), Captain, the US Navy's top World War II Ace with 34 kills
* Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (1816-1892), Brigadier General. Arlington National Cemetery was established by Brig. Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, who commanded the garrison at Arlington House and appropriated the grounds on June 15, 1864 for use as a military cemetery. His intention was to render the house uninhabitable should the Lee family ever attempt to return. A stone and masonry burial vault in the rose garden, convert|20|ft|m wide and convert|10|ft|m deep, and containing the remains of 2,111 Civil War dead, was among the first monuments to Union dead erected under Meigs' orders. Meigs himself was later buried within convert|100|yd|m of Arlington House with his wife, father and son.
* Glenn Miller (1904-1944), Major and well known band leader who disappeared over the English Channel while flying to Paris. His body was never found, but he has a memorial headstone.
* Audie Murphy (1924-1971), U.S. Army, America's most decorated combat soldier of World War II and popular movie actor
* George S. Patton IV (1923-2004), Major General of the Army and son of famed WWII General, George S. Patton
* John J. Pershing (1860-1948), America's first General of the Armies, commanded American forces in World War I
* Francis Gary Powers (1929-1977), American U-2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960
* John Aaron Rawlins (1831-1869), Civil War general, chief of staff and later Secretary of War to Ulysses S. Grant
* Alfred C. Richmond (1902-1984), Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
* Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986), father of the Nuclear Navy
* William S. Rosecrans (1819-1898), Major General, Army of the Cumberland, Union Army, Civil War
* Thomas Selfridge (1882-1908), First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and the first person to die in a crash of a powered airplane
* Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), commanding general, Union Army, Civil War
* Larry Thorne (1919-1965) FIN, 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 USA)"
* Matt Urban (1919-1995), Colonel, U.S Army, most highly decorated soldier for valor in the history of the US Military
* Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV (1883-1953), Major General, hero of Bataan and Corregidor; highest ranking POW in World War II
* Robert Webb (1922-2002), B-17 Flying Fortress pilot
* Joseph Wheeler (1836–1906), served as a Major General for two opposing forces: the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War
* Orde Charles Wingate (1903–1944) UK, British major general, creator and commander of the Chindits
* Clark H. Woodward (1877-1968), Vice Admiral, served in five wars: the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, Boxer Rebellion and both World Wars
* Charles Young (1864-1922), first African-American Lieutenant colonel in the US Army

As of May 2006, there were 367 Medal of Honor recipients buried in Arlington National Cemetery, [ [ Medal of Honor Recipients Buried at Arlington National Cemetery] , Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved on April 9, 2006.] nine of whom are Canadians.

Wartime service members with other distinguished careers

* Hugo Black, Justice U.S. Supreme Court.
* William Brennan, Justice U.S. Supreme Court.
* Ron Brown, Secretary of Commerce.
* William Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State, three time Presidential Candidate and popular orator.
* Bill Buckley, CIA Station Chief murdered in Beirut.
* Clark Clifford, Secretary of Defense and advisor to four Presidents.
* Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. was an American astronaut and the third man to walk on the Moon.
* Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, established the Davis Cup.
* John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State.
* Medgar Evers, Civil Rights activist.
* Dashiell Hammett, author.
* Grace Hopper, Rear Admiral and pioneer computer scientist.
* Robert G. Ingersoll, political leader and popular orator, noted for his agnosticism.
* John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), Served U.S. Navy during World War II, Member of Congress (1947-1953), U.S. Senator (1953-1961), President of the United States, (1961-1963).
* Frank Kowalski, United States Representative from Connecticut and World War II Army veteran.
* Pierre Charles L'Enfant FRA, military engineer, architect and urban planner who designed the city of Washington, D.C.
* Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War.
* Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion.
* Allard Lowenstein, U.S. Congressman from New York. []
* John Roy Lynch, former Slave, Major US Army and Member of Congress.
* Mike Mansfield, longest serving Senate Majority Leader and Ambassador to Japan.
* Lee Marvin, former US Marine and actor.
* Bill Mauldin, political cartoonist.
* George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865-1940) Mayor of New York (1904-1909), son of Union Army Major General George B. McClellan
* John C. Metzler, Sergeant in World War II and former superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery from 1951-1972. His son, John C. Metzler, Jr. is the current superintendent (1991-present).
* Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator from New York.
* Spottswood Poles, perhaps the greatest outfielder of the Negro Leagues.
* William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States.
* Earl W. Renfroe, orthodontist who helped originate the concept of preventive and interceptive orthodontics.
* Frank Reynolds, television news anchorman.
* Johnny Micheal Spann, CIA officer killed in Afghanistan.
* Samuel S. Stratton, fifteen-term U.S. Representative from New York.
* William Howard Taft, Secretary of War, President and Chief Justice of the United States.
* George Westinghouse, Civil War veteran and founder of Westinghouse Electric.
* Harvey W. Wiley, first Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and "Father" of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
* Charles Willeford, World War II veteran and author.

Notable civilians

* Julian Bartley, Sr. (54) and his son Jay Bartley (20), killed together in the U.S. Embassy at Nairobi terrorist attack.
* Harry Blackmun, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas and Potter Stewart, four U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
* Leslie Coffelt, US Secret Service member killed fighting off would-be-assassins of President Harry S. Truman.
* Phyllis Kirk, famous TV and film actress, alongside her husband.
* James Parks, the only person buried at Arlington Cemetery who was born on the grounds.
* Marie Teresa Rios, author of "Fifteenth Pelican", basis for The Flying Nun television show.
* United States Capitol Police Officers John Gibson and Jacob Chestnut were killed in the line of duty and granted burials at the cemetery.
* Leslie Sherman, Virginia Tech student killed in mass shooting, April 16, 2007. []


External links

[ Official website on notable burials]
* [ Official site]
* [ National Park Service site]
* [ Interment Information]
* []
* [ Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery]
* [ Virtual Tour of the Cemetery]

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