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Overseas Burials


The American Battle Monuments Commission is a small independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is responsible for commemorating the services of the American Armed Forces (since April 6, 1917, the date of U.S. entry into World War I) through the establishment of suitable memorial shrines, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining permanent American military burial grounds in foreign countries.

The Commission administers, operates, and maintains twenty-four permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,917 U.S. War Dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,922 of World War I, and 93,245 of World War II.

Stokes County, North Carolina residents who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom are buried or listed on the memorials at twelve of these twenty-four cemeteries.

I am grateful to the Commission for providing the headstone and memorial photographs of our Stokes County heroes.

If you have a relative buried at one of these cemeteries and would like to add a photo of your love one, please forward it to me by mail or e-mail. Contact information is listed on my home page,

To view the gravesite and memorial, click on the cemetery links below. You may also click on the foreign cemetery listed with their names on the World War I and II honor pages.

Due to the graphics, expect a delay in downloading with a dial-up modem.

World War I

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Belleau, France

Oisne-Aisne American Cemetery
Fere-en-Tradenois, France

Somme American Cemetery
Bony (Aisne), France

World War II

Ardennes American Cemetery
Neupre (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium

Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England

Epinal American Cemetery
Epinal, France

Florence American Cemetery
Florence, Italy

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France

Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-su-Mer, France

Source: The American Battle Monuments Commission, Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 500
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3367