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Finding All Of The WWII Fallen Buried in Arlington National Cemetery Sections 6, 7 and 25

Updated: May 16


You can now find the stories of ALL the World War II fallen buried in sections 6, 7, and 25 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Three hundred feet to the east of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are the adjacent sections 6 and 7. Just to the southeast of section 6 is section 25. There are 162 WWII fallen buried or memorialized in these three sections. 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 Army 1st Lt George R. Koehler 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 Tammy Burrows from California.


Tammy started out with a spreadsheet of 773 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 611 names that were not in WWII service (family members or those who served before WWII). Her team of 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 volunteer writers wrote stories of these 162 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. These are 69 names from Section 6, 52 names from Section 7, and 41 names are from Section 25.


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. don@storiesbehindthestars.org.


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