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List of famous people buried in Fort Sam Houston 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 Sam Houston National Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like William Steele and David Lee "Tex" Hill.

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

From celebrity tombs at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.

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David Lee
Dec. at 92 (1915-2007) David Lee "Tex" Hill was a fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with later service in Korea.

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Barney M. Giles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Dec. at 92 (1892-1984) Barney McKinney Giles was an American military officer who helped develop strategic bombing theory and practice. Giles stepped outside of established bomber doctrine during World War II to ...more

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Louis R. Rocco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Dec. at 64 (1938-2002) Chief Warrant Officer Two Louis Richard Rocco was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor—the United States' highest military decoration—for his actions near the village of ...more

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Ralph E. Haines, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Ralph E. Haines, Jr. Dec. at 98 (1913-2011) General Ralph Edward Haines Jr. was a United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1968, Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific from August 1968 to ...more

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Cleto Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Cleto Rodriguez Dec. at 67 (1923-1990) Cleto L. Rodríguez was an American who served in both the U.S. Army, and in the U.S. Air Force, and received the Medal of Honor for actions in Manila, Philippines during World War II.

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Charles P. Hall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Charles P. Hall Dec. at 67 (1886-1953) Charles Philip Hall was an American General most notable for being the commander of the U.S. Army's XI Corps during World War II and the principal commander during the Battle of Bataan to ...more

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Herbert J. Brees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Herbert J. Brees Dec. at 81 (1877-1958) Herbert Jay Brees was a lieutenant general in the United States Army.

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Roy Benavidez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Roy Benavidez Dec. at 63 (1935-1998) Master Sergeant Raul Perez Benavidez was a former member of the United States Army Special Forces and retired United States Army master sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his valorous ...more

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William Steele is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Dec. at 78 (1888-1966) 'Big Bill' Giddinger is an actor.

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Lloyd Herbert Hughes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Lloyd Herbert Hughes Dec. at 22 (1921-1943) Lloyd Herbert "Pete" Hughes, Jr., a second lieutenant in the United States Army Air Forces who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions in Operation Tidal Wave during

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William J. Bordelon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
William J. Bordelon Dec. at 23 (1920-1943) William James Bordelon was a United States Marine who served in combat during World War II. During the Battle of Tarawa, he was killed in action while he led the assault on the enemy and rescued ...more

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Francis Dodd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Francis Dodd Dec. at 74 (1899-1973) Francis Townsend Dodd was a U.S. Army brigadier general held hostage by North Korean POWs during a camp uprising when he was commander of the United Nations-administered prisoner-of-war camps on ...more

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Innis P. Swift is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Innis P. Swift Dec. at 71 (1882-1953) Innis Palmer Swift was a Major General in the United States Army. He was the grandson and namesake of Civil War Major General Innis Newton Palmer, as well as the grandson of Brigadier General ...more

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William C. Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
William C. Chase Dec. at 91 (1895-1986) Major General William Curtis Chase was an American soldier and General in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his service in the South West Pacific Area during World War II ...more

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Clinton D.
Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent Dec. at 41 (1914-1955) Clinton D. "Casey" Vincent was an American flying ace who became the second youngest general officer in United States Army Air Forces history. Vincent was one of Claire Chennault's two ...more

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Alvin Luedecke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Alvin Luedecke Dec. at 88 (1910-1998) Alvin Roubal Luedecke was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II. He commanded the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project after the war. After retiring from the Air Force in ...more

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James Fuller McKinley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
James Fuller McKinley Dec. at 61 (1880-1941) James Fuller McKinley was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General from 1933 to 1935.

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Samuel Tankersley Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Samuel Tankersley Williams Dec. at 87 (1897-1984) Samuel Tankersley Williams was a United States Army Lieutenant General. Williams became prominent in Army history for being reduced in rank from brigadier general to colonel, and then ...more

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Milton A. Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Milton A. Lee Dec. at 19 (1949-1968) Milton Arthur Lee was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

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Cecil H. Bolton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Cecil H. Bolton Dec. at 57 (1908-1965) Cecil Hamilton Bolton was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

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James E. Robinson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
James E. Robinson, Jr. Dec. at 27 (1918-1945) James E. Robinson, Jr. was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Robinson joined the ...more

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Lucian Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Lucian Adams Dec. at 81 (1922-2003) Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams was a United States Army soldier during World War II who received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly destroying enemy machine gun emplacements to re-establish ...more