An article about the Protection American Legion, Post 167, which was named after Private Edward Burghardt, states that in 1980 there were about 100 veterans buried in Comanche county: 22 Civil War veterans, 4 Spanish American, 34 WWI, 36 WWII, and one Korean war dead. -- Comanche County History, page 195.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration This website includes a Nationwide Gravesite Locator for veterans buried at 120 national cemeteries since the Civil War as well as records for some state veterans cemeteries and for Arlington National Cemetery since 1999.
American Battle Monuments Commission Search for burials in overseas American cemeteries and for names listed on "Tablets of the Missing".
Many bodies were returned from overseas after the war for reburial in home town or national cemeteries. See: Will Return Bodies of Men Killed Overseas, The Western Star , February 7, 1947.
Among the World War II casualties from Comanche County who were returned to the USA for burial are 1st Lt. Johnnie Casteel, U.S. Army, Warren Petty, Private 1st Class, US Army and CPO Alfred Seidel, US Navy.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world. For all deaths occurring before September 11, 2001, the VA may provide a headstone or marker only for graves that are not marked with a private headstone.
Spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery are not eligible for a Government-provided headstone or marker.
Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze, and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.
VA Form 40-1330: Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery..
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