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Military Tombstones/Memorials

While the small white tombstone with the rounded top is familiar to most Americans as standard military, and row after precision-set row make up our national cemeteries, there are some tombstones that have been customized by family in community cemeteries to express their pride in the person who served. Other individual tombstones are tributes to well-known heroes, and there are special group memorials to veterans in many cemeteries. Often poignant, these tombstones, whether standard issue or custom-designed, can contain interesting information for military history buffs.

 

Soldiers from the War Between the States - Riverside Historic Cemetery - Denver, CO

Soldiers from the War Between the States - Riverside Historic Cemetery - Denver, CO

Memorial to Theodore K. Dorak, WWII Navy Aviation Radio Man - KIA South Pacific - Riverside Historic Cemetery - Denver, CO

Theodore K. Dorak, WWII Navy Aviation Radio Man - KIA South Pacific - Riverside Historic Cemetery - Denver, CO

Union soldiers buried at Oakwood Cemetery - Huntsville, TX

Burial site - Union soldiers buried at Oakwood Cemetery - Huntsville, TX

 Buffalo Soldiers markers - Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, TX

Buffalo Soldiers markers - Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, TX

Veteran, Afghanistan - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Tombstone specifies sharpshooter - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

Memorial to all military - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

WWII Air Corp (probably flew "The Hump") - City of Lubbock Cemetery - Lubbock, TX

A couple mourns their loved one amid the 2008 Christmas wreaths as part of Wreaths across America - Houston National Cemetery - Houston, TX

2008 Christmas Wreaths Across America - Houston National Cemetery - Houston, TX

The memorial stone reads: "A Hero Among Masons" - Riverside Cemetery - Asheville, NC

A young Marine honored by his family with more than the standard military tombstone - Holy Cross Cemetery - Houston, TX

 

Memorial to Asheville soldier, KIA, WWI - Riverside Cemetery - Asheville, NC

Memorial to WWI Aviators - Riverside Cemetery - Asheville, NC

Cannons overlooking graves in Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA

War Between the States Memorial - Fairmont Cemetery - Denver, CO

Captain David Terry of Terry's Raiders - Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

Memorial to Dick Dowlin, Hero of Sabine Pass - Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

Monument to veterans - Knoxville National Cemetery - Knoxville, TN

 

Woodsmen of the World tombstone rather than a standard marker - Knoxville National Cemetery - Knoxville, TN

Memorial plaque to Confederate soldiers - Oakland Historic Cemetery - Raleigh, NC

Memorial plaque dedicated to the crew of the CSA Submarine H. L. Hunley - Oakland Historic Cemetery - Raleigh, NC

 

 

 

Memorial to an Unknown found in a trench at Cold Harbor, VA in 1990 and reinterred in Oakland Historic Cemetery - Raleigh, NC

Worth Bagley was the only naval officer to be killed in the Spanish American war - Oakland Historic Cemetery - Raleigh, NC

Story about Worth Bagley

Change of cemetery provided maintenance for the military graves in 1902 to the County Commissioner's office - Steubenville, OH

Unknown soldiers - Steubenville, OH

Memorial to the military - Monroe, LA Museum

Memorial to General Omar Bradley - Monroe, LA Museum

Killed in battle Murfreesboro, TN - City Cemetery - Nashville, TN

Wreaths across America - City Cemetery - Nashville, TN

Joseph Lawhon - KIA US Army Air Force (should be US Army Air Corp) WWII  Matagorda, TX

Blue Star Memorial - Los Angles National Cemetery - Los Angles, CA

This tree dedicate by the Veterans Administration in 1976 to America's Medal of Honor recipients who helped make this Bicentennial observance possible by Gallantry Above and Beyond the Call of Duty - Los Angles National Cemetery - Los Angles, CA

Union drummer playing over his comrades - Greenwood Cemetery - New York City, NY

Ellis Benson - Black Hawk War 1812 - Battle of San Jacinto 1836 - Glenwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

Honoring Co D 6th TX Infantry BCDE Confederate States of America Matagorda Guards - Gulf Prairie, TX

James Nichols, Co. F Texas Infantry - Spanish American War - Glennwood Cemetery - Houston, TX

John H. Smith US Army Air Corp WWII Glider Pilot - Ft. Smith National Cemetery - Ft Smith, AR

John Potts Brewster - KIA WWII Germany 1945 -  Beth El Cemetery - Cheyenne WY

Monument honoring Army and Air National Guard in the Town square - Cheyenne, WY

 

WWI veteran of British Army Field Artillery - Hope Cemetery - Barre, VT

Marker notes Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart medals - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Concord, MA

A sailor in the Confederate Navy - Washington Cemetery - Houston, TX

Unknown Soldier - Ft. Smith National Cemetery - Ft Smith,  AR

Marker for a Korean MIA - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery - Concord, MA

Grave of soldier who served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 - Ft. Smith National Cemetery - Ft Smith, AR

William O. Darby, WWII - organized the first US Army Range Battalion - Ft. Smith National Cemetery - Ft Smith, AR

 

 

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