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Pre-Need Eligibility form.

Pre-Need Eligibility

Planning in advance for a Veteran's or loved-one's final resting place can eliminate unnecessary delays and reduce stress on a family at a difficult time.

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Gravesite Locator

Locate resting places for Veterans and their families in national and grant-funded VA cemeteries as well as various military, Department of Interior, and private cemeteries.

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Three sizes of Bronze Medallions.

Memorial Benefit: Medallion

Medallions are furnished in lieu of a traditional Government headstone or grave marker for those Veterans who served on or after April 6, 1917, and whose grave in a private cemetery is marked with a privately purchased headstone or marker.

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Find a Cemetery

NCA's interactive map enables Veterans to search for their final resting place or for those who want to visit their Veteran interred at 155 VA managed or 122 VA grant-funded cemeteries.

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Remembering Port Chicago, 80 years later

On July 17, 1944, while U.S. Navy service members were loading the liberty ships, SS E.A. Bryan and SS Quinault Victory, at Port Chicago, California, two explosions killed 320 men and another 390 were injured.

Of those killed, 202 were stevedores, who loaded and unloaded cargo at docks due to the segregation of African American service members in labor-intensive ratings. Freddie Meeks, an African American Sailor and Port Chicago survivor, recalled the shock as he absorbed the loss of life and the destruction that occurred.

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Memorial Pages:

There are 26 African Americans who perished from the tragedy and are buried as Unknown U.S. Sailors at Golden Gate National Cemetery in Sections H and L. Visit their memorial pages to pay tribute to their sacrifice during World War II.

United States Navy seal
Unknown U.S. Sailors
U.S. Navy, World War II
Date of Death: July 17, 1944
Golden Gate National Cemetery

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NCA Resources Guide

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VLM Featured Veteran
Freddie Meeks
U.S. Navy, S2, WWII
Port Chicago Survivor
Pardoned by President Clinton
Photo for Featured Veteran from the Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM): Freddie Meeks, U.S. Navy, S2, WWII, Port Chicago Survivor, Pardoned by President Clinton.
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