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19.7.1916, nr the village of Fromelles, 2 infantry divisions attacked the German frontline. It turned into a bloody catastrophe. Over 7000 KIA, wounded & MIA, it remains the worst day in Australian military history. Completed 7|2010, Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, 1st new war cemetery to be built by the CWGC in 50 years. It contains 250 Australian & British soldiers, remains recovered in 2009 from a number of mass graves located behind nearby Pheasant Wood, buried by the…

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The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James Parks, a former slave. Parks was freed in 1862 He still lived on Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the orders designating Arlington as a military burial ground. Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery. When he died on Aug. 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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"The eagle couldn't have picked a better person." Photo of eagle sitting on Minneapolis' Fort Snelling National Cemetery gravestone of Sgt. Maurice Ruch touches hearts, goes viral. *Click to read the whole, touching story...

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Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial - Luxembourg American Cemetery 50, Val du Scheid 2517 Luxembourg - open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - contains the remains of 5,076 American service members. Most of the interred died during the Battle of the Bulge which was fought nearby in the winter of 1944/1945.

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