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Finding All Of The WWII Fallen Buried in Arlington National Cemetery Section 10

You can now find the stories of ALL the World War II fallen buried in Section 10 of Arlington National Cemetery.

After entering Arlington National Cemetery, if you turn left on the first road, Eisenhower Drive, and go past Section 33 and Section 12, you will arrive at Section 10 on the right. There are 125 WWII fallen buried or memorialized in Section 10. People can now read a story about each of them via the Find A Grave and/or Together We Serve smartphone apps. You can see a video of how it works with AAF Corporal Donald Shannon here.

This is the first time in the history of Arlington National Cemetery that the general public has everything needed to identify details about all of the WWII fallen in this part of the cemetery. This was made possible by countless hours of volunteer researchers and writers working under the direction of Section Director Christy Johnson from Tennessee.

Christy started out with a spreadsheet of 344 names we got from Arlington National Cemetery and Find A Grave. This was barebones information with names and a few dates. Step 1 was to take out the 219 names that were not in WWII service (family members or those who served before WWII). Her team of six research volunteers scanned the internet to find additional details so we now have an easy-to-access record that includes service number, unit or ship, and photo (where available).

Next her team of 14 volunteer writers wrote stories of these 125 WWII fallen. You can find these and all the other ANC stories on Fold3 here.

You can see our current list of Arlington volunteer writers and database researchers here.

The database of these records will be combined with those of the other sections of ANC. This will be the most accurate list of WWII fallen buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

A copy of this section of the database is available upon request.

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