(Kimberly Powell’s About Genealogy Weekly Blog – May 24, 2016)
From 1775 through 1991, over 41 million men and women served in the U.S. military during wartime. Of these, 651,031 died in battle, 308,800 died in theater, and 230,279 died while in service (non-theater). Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who died while on active duty is eligible for burial in a U.S. National Cemetery. Other members of the military may also be eligible.
Explore the following free websites and databases to learn more about U.S. military personnel who died in service or are buried in a national veterans cemetery or in a private cemetery with a government grave marker.