Military Burials for the United States Print
Grave Locator for Government Cemeteries in U.S.
Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in U.S. Veterans Administration national cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries. A successful search provides the following information about the deceased: date of birth; date of death; date of interment; burial location; address and phone number of cemetery; and, in the case of military personnel or relative, rank and branch of service. [February 2005]

Lists of all U.S. Veteran's Cemeteries and has searchable databases.
Not on the above list is the following Florida cemetery, under construction
South Florida National Cemetery
Boynton Beach (west of), Palm Beach County, Florida Projected Opening mid-2004


US Veterans Administrations cemeteries listed by state [January 2001]

Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese SE
Washington Navy Yard
Washington DC 20374-5060.
WFI Research Group: personnel lost during WW II. Department of the Navy, The Casualty database covers all 356,733 members of the US Armed forces lost in WW II worldwide. It contains name, rank, serial#, branch of service, disposition code, gender, home state, area of loss, second and third burial information where applicable as a minimum. Most records also contain date of death and unit. Ted Darcy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it hndles inquiries. For inquires about those of the Jewish faith lost, it would take approximately 90 days to complete and verify that field. [August 2005]

The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 500
2300 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-696-6897
Fax:703-696-6666
is responsible for care of all US military cemeteries overseas and has complete records for all interments. They also have records for all US military personnel buried overseas in other than US military cemeteries. U.S. Civilian Technicians, Red Cross workers and Entertainers serving the military are also included. Contact Dr. Robert Warren, CFE at email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information about this organization. [January 2002] Department of Veterans Affairs
National Cemetery System
Washington, DC 20420 Burial Location Assistance from Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Cemetery System (NCS), Department of Veterans Affairs, provides limited burial location assistance to the next-of-kin, relative or close friends of decedents thought to be interred in a Department of Veterans Affairs national Cemetery.
NCS personnel can research records to determine if a decedent is interred in one of the VA national cemeteries. All requests must relate to a specific individual since research cannot be conducted on groups on the basis of surname, military unit, war period or place of residence. Arlington National Cemetery is under the Jurisdiction of Department of the Army. Department of Veterans Affairs has ACCESS to information for citizen requests. Burials at sea are under the jurisdiction of Department of the Navy. Here, too, Department of Veterans Affairs has ACCESS to the information. Various societies, with nationwide locations, can assist with burial information. For example, Disabled American Veterans will provide assistance.
To request a burial search on a specific individual, it is requested that the following information be provided:
a. Full name (First, middle, and last)
b. Date and place of birth
c. Date and place of death
d. State from which veteran entered military service
e. Rank and military unit in which veteran served on active duty
No form is required and no fee charged for this service. Simply provide the above information in a letter addressed to:
Director
Executive Communications and Administration Service (402B)
National Cemetery System
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
Source: Bernard I. Kouchel

The American Battle Monuments Commission: Headstones with Stars of David at grave sites are maintained abroad by The American Battle Monuments Commission (Source: Commission sheet entitled "Headstones Emplaced at Grave Sites (World Wars I and II)" dated 9 May 1994):

World War I Cemeteries:

Aisne-Marne France 33
Brookwood, Surrey England 1
Flanders Field, Waregem, Belgium 8
Meuse-Argonne France 268
Oise-Aisne France 100
St. Mihiel, Thiaucourt France 45
Somme, Bony (Aisne), France 42
Suresnes France 22
. Subtotal 519

World War II Cemeteries:
Ardennes, Neupre' Belgium 128
Brittany, St. James France 81
Cambridge England 81
Epinal France 116
Florence Italy 76
Henri-Chapelle France 139
Lorraine France 200
. Luxembourg 118
Manila Philippines 165
. Netherlands 179
Normandy France 148
nr. Carthage, Tunisia North Africa 56
Rhone, Draguignan France 24
Sicily-Rome, Nettuno Italy 24
Suresnes France 122
. Subtotal 1,633
. Total 2,152
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WORLD WAR II: FRANCE - Normandy American Cemetery {10140}

CIVIL WAR RECORDS:
The names of all Jews, who fought in the Civil War, are contained in The American Jew As Patriot, Soldier and Citizen by Simon Wolf, published around 1895. A former Union general, who stated that no Jews fought in the Civil War, may have provoked this book. The names are organized by state and provide the regiment in which the individual served for both North and South. From that, a regimental history can be obtained, which may contain references to relatives. Many such histories exist. At minimum, you should be able to find a state history, which will contain references to each regiment. Source: ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
The following is at the American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488; phone (513) 221-1875. Where They Lie, Who will Say Kaddish by Mell Young of Chattanooga, Tennessee about Jews who fought in the Civil War.

PUBLICATIONS:
  • In the Nation's Service: a Compilation of Facts Concerning Jewish Men in the Armed Forces during the First Year of the War. Published in 1942 by the National Jewish Welfare Board. The book includes write-ups about servicemen, who were decorated for valor; some photos. (Recommended by Barbara This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • Fighting for America: an Account of Jewish Men and Women in the Armed Forces during 1944 (Call #D810 .J4 N34). (Recommended by Barbara This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • Fighting for America: an Account of Jewish Men in the Armed Forces from Pearl Harbor to the Italian Campaign (Call #D810 .J4 N33). (Recommended by Barbara This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
  • Fredman, J. George & Louis A. Falk. Jews in American Wars. Washington, DC: The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. 1954, 1963. series of stories about Jews in all the various wars the United States of America has fought. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
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