List of famous people buried in Jefferson Barracks 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 Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.
Bruce Van Voorhis and Thomas Meehan III are only the beginning of the people on this list.
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Bruce Avery Van Voorhis was a United States Navy aviator who was shot down in the Pacific theater during World War II. For his action on July 6, 1943, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 35 (1908-1943)
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of Americasee more on Bruce Van Voorhis
Donald D. Pucket
Donald Dale Pucket was a United States Army Air Forces 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 29 (1915-1944)
Birthplace: Longmont, Colorado, United States of America
First Lieutenant Michael Joseph Blassie was an officer in the United States Air Force. Prior to identification of his remains, Blassie was the Unknown service member from the Vietnam War buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 24 (1948-1972)
Ralph Cheli was a major in the United States Army Air Forces and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. He served as the commanding officer of the 405th Bombardment Squadron in the Fifth Air Force's 38th Bombardment Group, based at Durand Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea. On August 18, 1943, while leading his group of B-25 Mitchells on a low level attack of two Japanese airfields, his bomber was severely damaged. Cheli pressed the attack despite the battle damage, then crash-landed his bomber at sea. He was made a prisoner-of-war and on March 6, 1944, was executed by his captors. During the period when his status was unknown, Cheli was nominated for the Medal of Honor, which he was awarded in ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Dec. at 25 (1919-1944)
Birthplace: California, United States of Americasee more on Ralph Cheli