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Famous People Buried in United States Naval Academy Cemetery

Updated June 14, 2019 12.1k views24 items

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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  • 1
    Dec. at 81 (1936 - 2018)

    BirthplaceCoco Solo

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. He...  more

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  • 2
    Dec. at 81 (1923-2005)

    BirthplaceAbingdon, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over...  more
  • 3
    Dec. at 94 (1901-1996)

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arleigh Albert Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) 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...  more
  • 4
    Dec. at 84 (1918-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Latimer Beach Jr. (April 20, 1918 – December 1, 2002), nicknamed "Ned", was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best-selling author.During World War II, he participated...  more
  • 5
    Dec. at 79 (1919-1999)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Isaac Campbell Kidd Jr. (August 14, 1919 – June 27, 1999) 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...  more
  • 6
    Dec. at 61 (1895-1956)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Turner Joy (17 February 1895 – 6 June 1956) 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...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 84 (1893-1978)

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pedro Augusto del Valle (August 28, 1893 – April 28, 1978) was a United States Marine Corps officer who became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of lieutenant general. His military career included...  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 64 (1883-1948)

    BirthplaceFredonia, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Vice Admiral Russell Willson (December 27, 1883, Fredonia, New York – June 6, 1948, Chevy Chase, Maryland) was a flag officer of the United States Navy and inventor of the Navy Cipher Box (also...  more
  • 9
    Dec. at 73 (1847-1921)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Edward David Taussig (November 20, 1847 – January 29, 1921) was a decorated Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He is best remembered for being the officer to claim Wake Island after the...  more
  • 10
    Dec. at 75 (1872-1948)

    BirthplaceTampico, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Joseph Mason "Bull" Reeves (November 20, 1872 – March 25, 1948) was an admiral in the United States Navy and an early and important supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation. Though a battleship officer...  more
  • 11
    Dec. at 62 (1881-1944)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Wainwright, Jr. (September 15, 1881 – March 28, 1944), 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....  more
  • 12
    Dec. at 67 (1870-1937)

    BirthplaceBig Rapids, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Ben Hebard Fuller (February 27, 1870 – June 8, 1937) was a major general in the United States Marine Corps and served as the 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps between 1930 and 1934....  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 56 (1911-1968)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bruce McCandless I (August 12, 1911 – January 24, 1968) was an officer of United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his heroism on board USS San Francisco, during the...  more
  • 14
    Dec. at 32 (1842-1874)

    BirthplaceDelafield, Delafield, Wisconsin

    William Barker Cushing (4 November 1842 – 17 December 1874) was an officer in the United States Navy, best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864, for...  more
  • 15
    Dec. at 84 (1895-1980)

    BirthplacePreston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Admiral Albert Gallatin Noble (December 14, 1895 – February 22, 1980) was a United States Navy admiral who was promoted to four star rank as a "tombstone admiral"....  more
  • 16
    Dec. at 24 (1840-1865)

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Samuel William Preston (6 April 1842 – 15 January 1865) 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....  more
  • 17
    Dec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Rear Admiral Draper Laurence Kauffman (4 August 1911 – 18 August 1979) was an American underwater demolition expert, who served during the 1960s as 44th Superintendent of the United States Naval...  more
  • 18
    Dec. at 80 (1882-1962)

    BirthplaceMaryland

    Frederick Vallette McNair Jr. (March 13, 1882 – September 2, 1962) 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....  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 89 (1886-1976)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Levin Hicks Campbell Jr. (November 23, 1886 – November 17. 1976) was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He was the 16th Chief of Ordnance for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps....  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 45 (1866-1912)

    BirthplaceWicklow, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Daniel Montague (October 22, 1867 – February 4, 1912) was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the...  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 53 (1853-1907)

    BirthplaceWestport, Canada

    Thomas Calvin Cooney (July 18, 1853- January 8, 1907) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery....  more
  • 22
    Dec. at 81 (1837-1919)

    BirthplacePrussia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Emil Sommers (December 17, 1837 – December 1, 1919) 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...  more
  • 23
    Dec. at 56 (1899-1955)

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas

    John Richard Perry (24 May 1899 – 25 September 1955) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy during and after World War II. ...  more
  • 24
    Dec. at 69 (1880-1950)
    John Wills Greenslade (Bellevue, Ohio, January 11, 1880 – January 6, 1950) was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. Admiral Greenslade enjoyed a significant military career during World War II....  more