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Re: Military Grave Sites
In Response To: Military Grave Sites ()

Hi, Cynthia. I don't have an answer to your question, but can say that of the ancestors I have researched, they were all, with few exceptions, buried in the state in which they resided at the time of their deaths, or the state that was their home of record at the time of their deaths (the home of record being the home address recorded on the Social Security Death Index).

In one exception, the ancestor was buried in his state of birth (he died in the 1990's), and the other was buried in a local cemetery in his hometown (he died in the Korean War and his body was not returned to the States until two months later).

In cases where the military person was buried in a non-military cemetery, I have come across a couple where the next-of-kin applied for a military headstone, thus confirming date of death and burial location.

Perhaps this website will be of use to you:
http://www.cem.va.gov/grants/veterans_cemeteries.asp

Spivey

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