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.
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David Lee "Tex" Hill was a fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with later service in Korea. ...more
Age: Died at 92 (1915-2007)
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Koreasee more on David Lee "Tex" Hill
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 develop long-range capabilities for fighter aircraft in use by the United States Army Air Forces. Giles served as commanding general of the Fourth Air Force then as commander of the Twentieth Air Force in the Pacific Ocean Areas. In 1945 Giles was appointed honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by King George VI of the United Kingdom. ...more
Age: Died at 92 (1892-1984)
Birthplace: Mineola, Texas, United States of Americasee more on Barney M. Giles
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 Katum, in the Republic of Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Despite being wounded, Rocco saved three comrades from a burning helicopter. ...more
Age: Died at 64 (1938-2002)
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of Americasee more on Louis R. Rocco
Ralph E. Haines, Jr.
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 October 1970, and Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command, from 1970 to 1973. At his death he was the Army's oldest living four-star general and its senior retired officer. ...more
Age: Died at 98 (1913-2011)
Birthplace: Fort Mott, New Jersey, United States of America