Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

by Syl | created - 26 Dec 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

Plot: Section 2, Lot 1184 Grid T-31

1. Jackie Cooper

Actor | Superman

Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in ...

2. Hervey Allen

Writer | Anthony Adverse

Hervey Allen was born in 1897, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He didn't finish High school, but instead went off to fight in World War I. 'Action at Aqulia' and 'Toward the flame' (which has recently been reprinted) are two of his books of his experiences in (or about) WWI. He later finished his ...

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4. Gregory H. 'Pappy' Boyington

Actor | Baa Baa Black Sheep

Gregory Boyington served as fighter pilot in the Unites States Marine Corps in World War II. He commanded VMF-214, The Black Sheep Squadron. He shot down 28 Japanese aircraft, for which he received the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.

He was shot down himself on January 3rd, 1944, over the St. ...

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5. Omar N. Bradley

Writer | Patton

Omar N. Bradley was born on February 12, 1893 in Clark, Missouri, USA as Omar Nelson Bradley. He was an actor and writer, known for Patton (1970), Never Wave at a WAC (1953) and Big Town (1950). He was married to Kitty Buhler and Mary Elizabeth Quayle. He died on April 8, 1981 in New York City, New...

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6. Roger B. Chaffee

Roger B. Chaffee was born on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Roger Bruce Chaffee. He was married to Martha Horn. He died on January 27, 1967 in Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA.

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7. Julius Adler

Actor | Broken Hearts

Julius Adler was born on September 23, 1906 in Bilgoraj, Lubelskie, Poland. He was an actor, known for Broken Hearts (1926), Tevya (1939) and Catskill Honeymoon (1950). He was married to Henrietta Jacobson. He died on December 28, 1994 in New York, USA.

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9. Charles Durning

Actor | Dog Day Afternoon

WWII veteran, dance instructor and diversely talented stage & screen actor were all inclusions on the resume of this perpetually busy US actor who didn't get in front of the cameras until around the time of his fortieth birthday. The stockily built Charles Durning was one of Hollywood's most ...

10. Gus Grissom

Self | Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon

Gus Grissom was born on April 3, 1926 in Mitchell, Indiana, USA as Virgil Ivan Grissom. He was married to Betty Moore. He died on January 27, 1967 in Cape Kennedy, Florida, USA.

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11. William F. Halsey

Self | What's My Line?

US Admiral William "Bull" Halsey was born William Frederick Halsey Jr., in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on October 30, 1882, the son of the late Capt. William F. Halsey, US Navy. President William McKinley appointed Halsey to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1900. While at the Academy Halsey ...

12. Ira H. Hayes

Actor | Sands of Iwo Jima

Ira H. Hayes was born on January 12, 1923 in Sacaton, Arizona, USA as Ira Hamilton Hayes. He was an actor, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945). He died on January 24, 1955 in Bapchule, Arizona.

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13. Ted Kennedy

Self | JACK: The Last Kennedy Film

Edward Moore Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on February 22, 1932. His parents were Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Kennedy. He was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. "Ted" Kennedy graduated Harvard University in 1956 and the University of ...

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14. John F. Kennedy

Writer | Profiles in Courage

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Rose Kennedy (née Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald) and Joseph P. Kennedy. John was named after his maternal grandfather, John "HoneyFitz" Fitzgerald, the mayor of Boston. John was very ill as a child and was given the last ...

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15. Robert F. Kennedy

Writer | The Missiles of October

Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-68), US politician, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the third son of Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and wife Rose Kennedy. He studied at Harvard and at Virginia University Law School, served at sea (1944-46) in World War II, was admitted to the bar (1951), and ...

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16. Jacqueline Kennedy

Self | A Tour of the White House

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York, to Janet Norton (Lee) and John Vernou "Blackjack" Bouvier III, a stockbroker. Her sister Caroline Lee (aka Lee Radziwill) was born four years after her. Her mother was of Irish descent and her father had French, English, ...

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17. Joe Louis

Actor | This Is the Army

Joe Louis is considered by many fistic experts and fans as the greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the sport's history. Born into a poor family, Joe Louis's mother felt the only way her son could escape poverty was through music. She bought him a violin and sent him off daily to lessons. On his...

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18. George C. Marshall

Self | Victory at Sea

George C. Marshall was born on December 31, 1880 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA as George Catlett Marshall. He was married to Katherine Brown and Elizabeth Carter Coles. He died on October 16, 1959 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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19. Lee Marvin

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Prematurely white-haired character star who began as a supporting player of generally vicious demeanor, then metamorphosed into a star of both action and drama projects, Lee Marvin was born in New York City, the son of Courtenay Washington (Davidge), a fashion writer, and Lamont Waltman Marvin, an ...

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21. Glenn Miller

Soundtrack | The Shape of Water

Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the ...

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22. Audie Murphy

Actor | Ride a Crooked Trail

Audie Murphy became a national hero during World War II as the most decorated combat soldier of the war. Among his 33 awards was the Medal of Honor, the highest award for bravery that a soldier can receive. In addition, he was also decorated for bravery by the governments of France and Belgium, and...

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23. John J. Pershing

Self | Following the Flag in Mexico

John J. Pershing was born on September 13, 1860 in Laclede, Missouri, USA as John Joseph Pershing. He was married to Helen Frances Warren. He died on July 15, 1948 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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24. Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith was born on April 30, 1945 in Beaufort, North Carolina, USA as Michael John Smith. He died on January 28, 1986.

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26. Ilan Ramon

Self | Seconds from Disaster

Ilan Ramon was born on June 20, 1954 in Ramat Gan, Israel. He died on February 1, 2003 in Texas, USA.

28. Kalpana Chawla

Self | Seconds from Disaster

Kalpana Chawla was born on July 1, 1961 in Karnal, Haryana, India. She was married to Jean-Pierre Harrison. She died on February 1, 2003 in over Eastern Texas, USA.

29. Judith A. Resnik

Judith A. Resnik was born on April 5, 1949 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Judith Arlene Resnik. She was married to Michael Oldak. She died on January 28, 1986.

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30. Christa McAuliffe

Self | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Christa McAuliffe was born on September 2, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Sharon Christa Corrigan. She was married to Steven McAuliffe. She died on January 28, 1986.

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31. Ron McNair

Ron McNair was born on October 21, 1950 in Lake City, South Carolina, USA as Ronald Erwin McNair. He was married to Cheryl Moore. He died on January 28, 1986.

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32. Francis Scobee

Francis Scobee was born on May 19, 1939 in Cle Elum, Washington, USA as Francis Richard Scobee. He was married to June Scobee Rodgers. He died on January 28, 1986.

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33. Ellison Onizuka

Ellison Onizuka was born on June 24, 1946 in Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, USA as Ellison Shoji Onizuka. He was married to Lorna Leiko Yoshida. He died on January 28, 1986.

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34. Gregory Jarvis

Gregory Jarvis was born on August 24, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Gregory Bruce Jarvis. He died on January 28, 1986.

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35. Gene Patterson

Actor | Box of Moon Light

Gene Patterson is an actor, known for Box of Moon Light (1996).

36. Frank Lautenberg

Self | Fuel

Frank Lautenberg was born on January 23, 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA as Frank Raleigh Lautenberg. He was married to Bonnie S. Englebardt and Lois Levenson. He died on June 3, 2013 in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

37. Jeremiah Denton

Writer | When Hell Was in Session

Jeremiah Denton was born on July 15, 1924 in Mobile, Alabama, USA as Jeremiah Andrew Denton Jr. He is known for his work on When Hell Was in Session (1979), Return with Honor (1998) and Crashing the Party (2009). He was married to Mary Belle Bordone and Kathryn Jane Maury. He died on March 28, 2014...

39. J. Lawton Collins

Self | The World at War

J. Lawton Collins was born on May 1, 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Joseph Lawton Collins. He was married to Gladys Easterbrook. He died on September 12, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

40. Jane Adams

Actress | Batman and Robin

Jane turned down a full scholarship to study violin at Juilliard, opting to spend four years studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse. She got her start acting in radio, working on Lux Radio Theatre and the Whistler. Her first brief marriage to a Navy pilot ended when he was killed in action ...

43. Jon Cavaiani

Self | Pritzker Military Library Presents

Jon Cavaiani was born on August 2, 1943 in Royston, England as Jon Robert Cavaiani. He was married to Barbara Elf. He died on July 29, 2014 in Stanford, California, USA.

44. Edward Brooke

Self | Fear of a Black Republican

Edward Brooke was born on October 26, 1919 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward William Brooke III. He was married to Anne Lee Fleming and Remigia Ferrari-Scacco. He died on January 3, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

45. Frank E. Petersen

Self | America's Marine Aviators

Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Frank Emmanuel Petersen, Jr. was born in Topeka, Kansas, the second of four children to Frank Petersen, Sr., a radio repairman, and Edythe Southard Petersen. He grew up in South Topeka, ten miles away next to Topeka Army Airfield where he watched the aircraft...

46. Dino A. Brugioni

Thirteen Days

Dino A. Brugioni is known for his work on Thirteen Days (2000), Operation Crossbow (2011) and Nova (1974).

47. Maureen O'Hara

Actress | The Quiet Man

In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made...

48. Charles F. Blair

Writer | Beyond the Curtain

He was a Brigadier General in the USAFR, a United States Naval aviator, a test pilot, an airline pilot, and airline owner.

49. Melvin Laird

Self | The Jimmy Dean Show

Melvin Laird was born on September 1, 1922 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Melvin Robert Laird. He was married to Carole Howard and Barbara Masters. He died on November 16, 2016 in Florida, USA.

50. John Glenn

Actor | Frasier

John Glenn was an Officer of United States Marines with the rank of Major before chosen to become part of the Mercury 7 program.

He was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses. Made record setting Coast to Coast flights in the late 1950s.

He named his spacecraft (capsule) Friendship 7 and it is on ...

51. Thomas J. Hudner

Self | Black Wings

Thomas J. Hudner was born on August 31, 1924 in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA as Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr. He was married to Georgea Farmer. He died on November 13, 2017 in Concord, Massachusetts.

52. Wesley Fox

Self | Pritzker Military Library Presents

Wesley Fox was born on September 30, 1931 in Herndon, Virginia, USA as Wesley Lee Fox. He was married to Dotti Lu Bossinger. He died on November 24, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

53. Richard Gordon

Actor | Space

Richard Gordon was a test pilot in the U.S. Navy. He was passed by for the 1962 astronaut selection, but was accepted for the 1963 selection.

Flew in space the first time as the Pilot of Gemini XI in September of 1966, with Pete Conrad as the Command Pilot. Gordon made two space walks, while he and ...

54. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...