Friday, June 12, 2009
American Burials Overseas
The American Battle Monuments Commission was established by Congress at the request of General John J. Pershing to honor the accomplishments of the American Armed Forces where they have served since World War I. It is an independent organization operating under the Executive Branch of the U.S. government and is responsible for 24 military cemeteries, including those located overseas. If you are searching for details about military personnel buried overseas, this group can help with a variety of services, including providing a photograph of your relative's grave marker. Check their Web site at http://www.abmc.gov/ for details concerning their role and services.