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Famous People Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Updated June 14, 2019 7.8k views8 items

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

People on this list include Donald Rudolph and Charles W. Lindberg.

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

From celebrity tombs at Fort Snelling National Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Fort Snelling National Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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  • Donald Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery
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    Donald Eugene Rudolph Sr. (February 21, 1921 – May 25, 2006) was an American soldier who received his country's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in World War II.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: South Haven, Minnesota
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    Richard E. Fleming

    Richard E. Fleming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery
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    Captain Richard Eugene Fleming (November 2, 1917 – June 5, 1942) was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism in World War II during the Battle of Midway. Fleming piloted a Vought SB2U Vindicator dive bomber in an attack on the Japanese cruiser Mikuma.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 25 (1917-1942)
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
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    Richard K. Sorenson

    Richard K. Sorenson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery
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    Richard Keith Sorenson (August 28, 1924 – October 9, 2004) was a United States Marine who, as a private, received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his heroism during the Marine landing on Kwajalein Atoll on the night of February 1,-February 2, 1944. He threw himself on an exploding Japanese grenade, that was part of US munitions captured during the Battle of Bataan, to save the lives of five fellow Marines. Amazingly, although fragments of the grenade ripped through his thighs, hips, right arm and right leg, he lived through the action. Of the 27 Marines who similarly threw themselves on grenades to save the lives of their fellow Marines during World War II, Sorenson was one of... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)
    • Birthplace: Anoka, Minnesota
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    Arlo L. Olson

    Arlo L. Olson (April 20, 1918 – October 28, 1943) 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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 25 (1918-1943)
    • Birthplace: Greenville, Iowa
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