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Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

Victor H. Krulak and Holland Smith are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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Holland Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 85 (1882-1967)
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, KCB was a General in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He is sometimes called the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious ...more
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Victor H. Krulak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 95 (1913-2008)
Victor H. Krulak was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of First ...more
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Thomas Leigh Gatch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 62 (1891-1953)
Thomas Leigh Gatch was an American naval officer and attorney in the 20th century. A native of Oregon, and grandson of educator Thomas Milton Gatch, he served in the United States Navy as a ship ...more
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Clifton Sprague is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 59 (1896-1955)
Vice Admiral Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague was a World War II-era officer in the United States Navy.
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Horacio Rivero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 90 (1910-2000)
Admiral Horacio Rivero, Jr., was the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic four-star Admiral, and second Hispanic to become a full Admiral in the modern United States Navy. David Glasgow Farragut, a ...more
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Lloyd M. Bucher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Lloyd M. Bucher Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
Lloyd Mark "Pete" Bucher was an officer in the United States Navy, who is best remembered as the captain of the USS Pueblo, which was captured on January 23, 1968 by North Korea.
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Michael A. Monsoor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Dec. at 25 (1981-2006)
Michael Anthony Monsoor was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Monsoor enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001 and ...more
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Jimmie E. Howard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Jimmie E. Howard Dec. at 64 (1929-1993)
Jimmie Earl Howard was a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant when he led an eighteen-man reconnaissance patrol in a fierce battle against a battalion of Viet Cong in June 1966. As a result of his heroic ...more
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Willis W. Bradley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Willis W. Bradley Dec. at 70 (1884-1954)
Willis Winter Bradley Jr. was a Naval officer, a recipient of the Medal of Honor and a U.S. Representative from California.
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Donald M. Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Donald M. Carpenter Dec. at 46 (1894-1940)
Donald Marshall Carpenter was an early naval aviator in the United States Navy flying from the USS Langley and USS Lexington . These were the first two aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy. He ...more
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John Thach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
John Thach Dec. at 76 (1905-1981)
John Smith "Jimmy" Thach was a World War II naval aviator, air combat tactician, and United States Navy admiral. Thach developed the Thach Weave, a combat flight formation that could ...more
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Rafael Peralta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Rafael Peralta Dec. at 25 (1979-2004)
Sergeant Rafael Peralta, assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, was a United States Marine killed in ...more
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Herman H. Hanneken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Herman H. Hanneken Dec. at 93 (1893-1986)
Herman Henry Hanneken was a United States Marine Corps officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Beginning his career as an enlisted man, Hanneken ...more
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U. S. Grant Sharp, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
U. S. Grant Sharp, Jr. Dec. at 95 (1906-2001)
Ulysses Simpson Grant Sharp, Jr. was a United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet from 1963 to 1964; and Commander-in-Chief, United States ...more
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Albert David is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Albert David Dec. at 43 (1902-1945)
Albert Leroy David was an officer in the United States Navy during World War II and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his role in helping to capture German ...more
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Lloyd Fredendall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Lloyd Fredendall Dec. at 80 (1883-1963)
Lloyd Ralston Fredendall was an American General during World War II. He is best known for his command of the Central Task Force landings during Operation Torch, and his command of the US II ...more
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Robert Semple is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Robert Semple Dec. at 56 (1887-1943)
Robert Semple was born in Pittsburgh and became famous as the Chief Gunner in the United States Navy stationed aboard the USS Florida . Semple achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He ...more
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Thomas H. Rynning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Thomas H. Rynning Dec. at 75 (1866-1941)
Thomas Harbo Rynning was an officer in the United States Army that served with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War. He was also the captain of the Arizona Rangers, ...more
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Peter S. Connor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Peter S. Connor Dec. at 34 (1932-1966)
Peter Spencer Connor was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in March 1966 in Vietnam.
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Newt H. Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Newt H. Hall Dec. at 66 (1873-1939)
Newt Hamill Hall was an American officer serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who was one of 23 Marine Corps officers approved to receive the Marine Corps Brevet ...more
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Herbert C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Herbert C. Jones Dec. at 23 (1918-1941)
Herbert Charpiot Jones was an officer in the United States Navy who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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William Zuiderveld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
William Zuiderveld Dec. at 90 (1888-1978)
William Zuiderveld was a United States Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class. He received the Medal of Honor for actions during the United States occupation of Veracruz.
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James I. Poynter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
James I. Poynter Dec. at 34 (1916-1950)
James Irsley Poynter was a United States Marine who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his action on November 4, 1950, in which he ...more
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Bruno Hochmuth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Bruno Hochmuth Dec. at 56 (1911-1967)
Bruno Arthur Hochmuth was a United States Marine Corps major general who was killed in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was the first and only Marine Corps division commander to be ...more
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James Thomas Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
James Thomas Smith Dec. at 82 (1908-1990)
Rear Admiral James Thomas Smith was an officer of the United States Navy during World War II.