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Famous People Buried in National Memorial Cemetery Of The Pacific

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

This list has a variety of people, like Sailor Jerry and William D. Halyburton, Jr., in it.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific?" and "Which celebrities are buried in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific?"

From celebrity tombs at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, like what year and where the person was born.
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  • 1

    Madelyn Dunham

    Dec. at 86 (1922-2008)

    BirthplacePeru, Kansas

    Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham ( DUN-əm; October 26, 1922 – November 2, 2008) was the American maternal grandmother of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. She and her husband Stanley...  more
  • 2

    Sailor Jerry

    Dec. at 62 (1911-1973)

    BirthplaceReno, Nevada

    Norman Keith Collins (January 14, 1911 – June 12, 1973), known popularly as Sailor Jerry, was a prominent American tattoo artist in Hawaii who was well known for his sailor tattoos....  more
  • 3

    William D. Halyburton, Jr.

    Dec. at 21 (1924-1945)

    BirthplaceCanton, North Carolina

    William David Halyburton Jr. (October 2, 1924 – May 10, 1945) was a United States Navy hospital corpsman who was killed in action during World War II while assigned to a Marine Corps rifle company....  more
  • 4

    Stanley Armour Dunham

    Dec. at 74 (1918-1992)

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas

    Stanley Armour Dunham (March 23, 1918 – February 8, 1992) was the maternal grandfather of the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama. He and his wife Madelyn Payne Dunham raised Obama from the age of 10 in...  more
  • 5

    John Hyland

    Dec. at 86 (1912-1998)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    John Joseph Hyland, Jr was an admiral in the United States Navy who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1967-1970. A naval aviator, he was a champion of the aircraft carrier. Hyland was born in...  more
  • 6

    Erwin Jay Boydston

    Dec. at 82 (1875-1957)

    BirthplaceBailey, Colorado

    Erwin J. Boydston (April 22, 1875 - May 19, 1957) was a private serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Boxer Rebellion who received the Medal of Honor for bravery....  more
  • 7

    Francis B. Wai

    Dec. at 27 (1917-1944)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Francis Brown Wai (April 14, 1917 – October 20, 1944) was a captain in the United States Army and received the Medal of Honor for actions during the recapture of the Philippines from Japan in...  more
  • 8

    Larry L. Maxam

    Dec. at 20 (1948-1968)

    BirthplaceGlendale, California

    Corporal Larry Leonard Maxam (January 9, 1948- February 2, 1968) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military honor — the Medal of Honor — for heroism in...  more
  • 9

    Kaoru Moto

    Dec. at 75 (1917-1992)

    BirthplaceMakawao, Hawaii

    Kaoru Moto (April 25, 1917 – August 26, 1992) was a United States Army soldier. He was posthumously awarded the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World...  more
  • 10

    Herbert K. Pililaau

    Dec. at 23 (1928-1951)

    BirthplaceWaianae, Hawaii

    Herbert Kailieha Pililaʻau (October 10, 1928 – September 17, 1951) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his...  more
  • 11

    Andrew F. Cook, Jr.

    Dec. at 22 (1920-1942)

    BirthplaceWest Virginia

    Andrew Fred Cook Jr. (January 2, 1920 – November 4, 1942) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was killed in action in the Battle of Guadalcanal November 4, 1942,...  more
  • 12

    Robert T. Kuroda

    Dec. at 22 (1922-1944)

    BirthplaceAiea, Hawaii

    Robert Toshio Kuroda (November 8, 1922 – October 20, 1944) was a United States Army soldier. He was a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions...  more
  • 13

    Francis C. Flaherty

    Dec. at 22 (1919-1941)

    BirthplaceCharlotte, Michigan

    Francis Charles Flaherty (March 15, 1919 – December 7, 1941) was an officer in the United States Naval Reserve and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor. He was...  more
  • 14

    Joseph W. Ozbourn

    Dec. at 25 (1919-1944)

    BirthplaceHerrin, Illinois

    Private Joseph William Ozbourn (October 24, 1919 – July 30, 1944) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life to save his comrades on Tinian in...  more
  • 15

    Leroy A. Mendonca

    Dec. at 19 (1932-1951)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Leroy A. Mendonca was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 4, 1951. ...  more
  • 16

    Louis J. Hauge, Jr.

    Dec. at 21 (1924-1945)

    BirthplaceAda, Minnesota

    Corporal Louis James Hauge Jr. (December 12, 1924 – May 14, 1945) was a United States Marine who posthumously received his nation's highest military honor — the Medal of Honor — for his actions...  more
  • 17

    Rodney J. T. Yano

    Dec. at 26 (1943-1969)

    BirthplaceKealakekua, Hawaii

    Rodney James Takahashi Yano (Japanese surname: 矢野, December 13, 1943 – January 1, 1969) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal...  more
  • 18

    William R. Caddy

    Dec. at 20 (1925-1945)

    BirthplaceQuincy, Massachusetts

    Private First Class William Robert Caddy (August 8, 1925 – March 3, 1945) was a United States Marine who sacrificed his life to save the lives of his platoon leader and platoon sergeant during the...  more
  • 19

    Allan M. Ohata

    Dec. at 59 (1918-1977)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Allan Masaharu Ohata (September 13, 1918 – October 17, 1977) was a United States Army soldier. He is best known for receiving the Medal of Honor because of his actions in World War II....  more
  • 20

    Yeiki Kobashigawa

    Dec. at 88 (1917-2005)

    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

    Yeiki Kobashigawa (September 28, 1917 – March 31, 2005) was a soldier in United States Army. He is best known for receiving the Medal of Honor in World War II....  more
  • 21

    Martin O. May

    Dec. at 23 (1922-1945)

    BirthplacePhillipsburg, New Jersey

    Martin O. May (April 18, 1922 – April 21, 1945) 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 World War...  more
  • 22

    William G. Fournier

    Dec. at 30 (1913-1943)

    BirthplaceNorwich, Connecticut

    William Grant Fournier (June 21, 1913 – January 13, 1943) 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...  more
  • 23

    Joseph E. Muller

    Dec. at 37 (1908-1945)

    BirthplaceHolyoke, Massachusetts

    Joseph E. Muller (June 23, 1908 – May 16, 1945) 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 World War II...  more
  • 24

    Joseph Sarnoski

    Dec. at 28 (1915-1943)

    BirthplaceSimpson, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Raymond Sarnoski (January 31, 1915 – June 16, 1943) was an officer of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and received the Medal of Honor posthumously. Sarnoski was part of...  more
  • 25

    Daniel D. Schoonover

    Dec. at 20 (1933-1953)

    BirthplaceBoise, Idaho

    Daniel Dwain Schoonover (October 8, 1933 – July 10, 1953) was an enlisted soldier of the United States Army during the Korean War and a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor at the Second Battle...  more