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List of famous people buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery (USNA Cemetery). Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums, and tombs, which is why we've created this list of notable figures buried at the USNA Cemetery. If you're ever visiting United States Naval Academy Cemetery, located in Annapolis, MD, 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 a variety of different people, including James Stockdale and Edward L. Beach, Jr. In 2018, Arizona Senator John McCain was laid to rest at the USNA Cemetery, next to his Academy classmate and lifelong friend, Adm. Chuck Larson.

Which famous people are buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery? The USNA Cemetery is the final resting place of many famous alumni of the Naval Academy and stands as one of the United States's most important military cemeteries.

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 81 (1936 - 2018) John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

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James Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 82 (1923-2005) James Bond Stockdale was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy. Stockdale led aerial attacks from the carrier USS ...more

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Arleigh Burke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 95 (1901-1996) Admiral Arleigh Albert '31-knot' Burke was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations ...more

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Edward L. Beach, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 84 (1918-2002) Edward Latimer Beach, Jr. was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best-selling author. During World War II, he participated in the Battle of Midway and 12 combat patrols, ...more

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Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 80 (1919-1999) Isaac Campbell Kidd, Jr. was an American Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO's Atlantic Fleet, and also as commander in chief of the U.S. ...more

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C. Turner Joy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Died at 61 (1895-1956) Vice Admiral Charles Turner Joy was an admiral of the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. During the last years of his career, he served as Superintendent of the Naval ...more

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Pedro del Valle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Pedro del Valle Died at 85 (1893-1978) Lieutenant General Pedro Augusto del Valle was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of Lieutenant General. His military career included service in ...more

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Russell Willson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Russell Willson Died at 65 (1883-1948) Vice Admiral Russell Willson was a flag officer of the United States Navy and inventor of the Navy Cipher Box issued in 1917. The son of Sidney Louis Willson and Lucy Fenton Staats Willson, ...more

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Edward D. Taussig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Edward D. Taussig Died at 74 (1847-1921) Edward David Taussig was a decorated Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He is best remembered for being the officer to claim Wake Island after the Spanish–American War, as well as accepting ...more

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Joseph M. Reeves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Joseph M. Reeves Died at 76 (1872-1948) Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves was an admiral in the United States Navy, who was an early and important supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation. Though a battleship officer during his early ...more

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Richard Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Richard Wainwright Died at 63 (1881-1944) Commander Richard Wainwright, Jr., was an officer in the United States Navy during World War I who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the 1914 Veracruz action.

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Ben Hebard Fuller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Ben Hebard Fuller Died at 67 (1870-1937) Ben Hebard Fuller was a Major General in the United States Marine Corps and served as Commandant of the Marine Corps between 1930 and 1934.

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Bruce McCandless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Bruce McCandless Died at 57 (1911-1968) Bruce McCandless I was an officer of United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his heroism on board the USS San Francisco, during the Naval Battle of ...more

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William B. Cushing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
William B. Cushing Died at 32 (1842-1874) Commander William Barker Cushing was an officer in the United States Navy, best known for sinking the Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864, a feat ...more

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Albert G. Noble is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Albert G. Noble Died at 85 (1895-1980) Admiral Albert Gallatin Noble was a United States Navy admiral who was promoted to four star rank as a "tombstone admiral".

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Samuel W. Preston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Samuel W. Preston Died at 25 (1840-1865) Samuel William Preston was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was killed in action during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher.

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Draper Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Draper Kauffman Died at 68 (1911-1979) Rear Admiral Draper Laurence Kauffman was a pioneering underwater demolition expert, who served during the 1960s as 44th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. During World War II, ...more

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Frederick V. McNair, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Frederick V. McNair, Jr. Died at 80 (1882-1962) Frederick Vallette McNair, Jr. was an officer of the United States Navy and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions at the beginning of the U.S. occupation of Veracruz, Mexico. McNair ...more

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Levin H. Campbell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Levin H. Campbell, Jr. Died at 90 (1886-1976) Levin Hicks Campbell, Jr. was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He was the Army's Chief of Ordnance from 1942 to 1946.

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Daniel Montague is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Daniel Montague Died at 46 (1866-1912) Daniel Montague was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Spanish-American War.

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Thomas C. Cooney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Thomas C. Cooney Died at 54 (1853-1907) Thomas Calvin Cooney was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

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Robert Sommers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Robert Sommers Died at 82 (1837-1919) Robert Sommers was a sailor in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865.

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John R. Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
John R. Perry Died at 56 (1899-1955) John Richard Perry was a rear admiral of the United States Navy during and after World War II.

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John Greenslade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery
John Greenslade Died at 70 (1880-1950) John Wills Greenslade was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. Admiral Greenslade enjoyed a significant military career during World War II. From 1941-1944 Greenslade was Commandant, ...more