The National Cemeteries in the U.S.A. are used for graves of war dead, graves of U.S. military personnel, veterans and their spouses but not exclusively so. There are also special state veteran cemeteries.
Fayetteville National Cemetery was opened after the American Civil War. The first interments were remains transferred from battlefield cemeteries of the Battle of Prairie Grove and the Battle of Pea Ridge. By 1871 there were 1,200 interments made in the cemetery, most of which were unidentified. In 2017, there were in total 9,830 graves on this cemetery.
Fayetteville National Cemetery contains the graves of the following people, who fought for the United States of America and who gave their lives in the War in Afghanistan and/or Operation Enduring Freedom:
06 May 2010 , Lance Corporal Richard R. Penny, aged 21
01 December 2010 , Corporal Chad S. Wade, aged 22
Fayetteville National Cemetery contains the graves of the following people, who fought for the United States of America and who gave their lives in the War in Iraq and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom:
30 September 2003 , Specialist Dustin Knight "Dusty" McGaugh, aged 20
18 March 2004 , Private 1st Class Brandon Clinton Smith, aged 20
19 July 2005 , Sergeant Arthur R. McGill, aged 25
29 April 2007 , Private 1st Class Brian Anthony Botello, aged 19
22 August 2007 , Specialist Tyler Ross Seideman, aged 20
5 July 2008 , Sergeant 1st Class Anthony Lynn Woodham, aged 37
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