Tahoma National Cemetery


Tahoma National Cemetery

Tahoma National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the city of Kent, in King County, Washington. It encompasses 158.3 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 15,924 interments. It is the only National Cemetery in Washington state.

History

Tahoma National Cemetery was established on November 11, 1993 and opened for interments on October 1, 1997. It is actively undergoing expansion. A second phase of construction was completed in 2005.

Notable monuments

*The Blue Star Memorial, a traditional service flag monument dedicated to all veterans.

Notable interments

*Second Lieutenant Jesse T. Barrick, Medal of Honor recipient for action in the American Civil War.
*Sergeant First Class Nathan Ross Chapman, first American serviceman to die in the line of duty in the United States invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
*Francis Agnes, World War II prisoner of war, survivor of the Bataan Death March.

See also

*United States Department of Veterans Affairs
*United States National Cemetery

External links

* [http://www.cem.va.gov/ National Cemetery Administration]
* [http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/tahoma.asp Tahoma National Cemetery]


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