- Tahoma National Cemetery
Tahoma National Cemetery is a
United States National Cemeteryin the city of Kent, in King County, Washington. It encompasses 158.3 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 15,924 interments. It is the only National Cemetery in Washingtonstate.
Tahoma National Cemetery was established on
November 11, 1993and opened for interments on October 1, 1997. It is actively undergoing expansion. A second phase of construction was completed in 2005.
*The Blue Star Memorial, a traditional
service flagmonument dedicated to all veterans.
*Second Lieutenant Jesse T. Barrick,
Medal of Honorrecipient for action in the American Civil War.
*Sergeant First Class Nathan Ross Chapman, first American serviceman to die in the line of duty in the United States invasion of Afghanistan in
World War IIprisoner of war, survivor of the Bataan Death March.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States National Cemetery
* [http://www.cem.va.gov/ National Cemetery Administration]
* [http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/tahoma.asp Tahoma National Cemetery]
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