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Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 read more ...

JFK’s World War II Rescuer

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 2/18/2020

Without William F. Liebenow, there might not have been a President John F. Kennedy. Today, thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Kennedy’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery, while few people visit the simple headstone that marks Liebenow’s grave in nearby Section 62.

Air Force Chief of Chaplains Recalls a Flyover

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 2/12/2020

Chaplain (Major General) Steven Schaick, the U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, spent three years as a young captain conducting funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. He has plenty of fond memories of his service there, but ask him about his most poignant recollection and he’ll tell you about the flyover.

Laying a wreath at ANC

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 2/11/2020

Valerie Haeder enjoyed the pine scent wafting from the back of the truck filled with wreaths as she waited to receive hers. “It’s Christmas in a truck,” she recalled.

Battle of Midway Hero Rests at ANC

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 12/20/2019

In the movie “Midway,” Lieutenant Commander Richard “Dick” Best (played by Ed Skrein) dives his SBD Dauntless bomber toward two Japanese aircraft carriers and drops his bombs, scoring hits on both—on the same day! Anyone watching the movie might think this heroic act was the stuff of Hollywood dramatic license, but it was not.

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US Navy

Preserving ANC's Built Heritage

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 12/12/2019

In June ANC, in partnership with the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center, finished a four-year project to bring the James Tanner Amphitheater into good condition and restore its 1873 materials, finishes, and colors. 

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Tanner Amphitheater

Remembering a hero laid to rest this day fifteen years ago

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 11/29/2019

Fifteen years ago, we laid to rest Corporal Dale A. Burger, Jr. who was killed in action during the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004.

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Marine Private Edwin Francis Benson’s Repatriation from Tarawa

By TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON on 11/29/2019

Whenever Edgar and Mary Argensinger asked their grandmother what happened to their Uncle John in World War II, she always told them the same thing: Her son was “blown to bits” on a Pacific Atoll called Tarawa. That’s why his body was never returned to her.

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