Fort Missoula Post Cemetery
Photo from Fort Missoula Post Cemetery.
Office Hours: Contact Ft. Logan National Cemetery at (303) 761-0117 for information.
Visitation Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Ft. Missoula Post Cemetery is currently closed to new interments. The only interments that are being performed are subsequent interments for Veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite.
Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met a minimum active duty service requirement and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor dependent children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children with disabilities may also be eligible for burial. Eligible spouses and children may be buried even if they predecease the Veteran. Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty or who die while on training duty, or were eligible for retired pay, may also be eligible for burial. For more information visit our eligibility web page.
Follow Aviation Way to W Broadway St/U.S. Highway 10 W, Head northeast on Johnson Bell Dr toward W Broadway St/U.S. Highway 10 W. Make a U-turn at W Broadway St/U.S. Highway 10 W. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Aviation Way. Turn left to stay on Aviation Way. Turn left to stay on Aviation Way. Take US-93 S/N Reserve St to South Ave W in Missoula. Turn right onto W Broadway St/U.S. Highway 10 W. Turn right to merge onto US-93 S/N Reserve St toward S Reserve St. Continue on South Ave W. Drive to CCC Rd/Guardsman Ln. Turn right onto South Ave W. Turn left onto CCC Rd/Guardsman Ln.
Fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
For information on scheduled burials in our national cemeteries, please go to the Daily Burial Schedule.
Fort Missoula Post Cemetery is in the city of Missoula, MT. The post cemetery is approximately 1 acre in size. The property is located within the Fort Missoula National Historic Register District.
For educational materials and additional information on this cemetery, please visit the Education section, located below.
Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted on the property and readily visible to the public.
Pets are not allowed in Cemetery. (Trained Service dogs only.)
Fresh cut flowers may be placed on the graves throughout the year. Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. They will be removed when they become unsightly.
Artificial flowers are only permitted on graves during periods when their presence will not interfere with grounds maintenance.
Permanent plantings are not permitted on graves at any time.
Potted plants are only permitted on graves five days before and five days after Easter and Memorial Day.
Floral items will be removed from graves as soon as they become faded or unsightly.
Christmas wreaths or grave blankets are permitted on graves during the holiday season and will be removed not later than January 20th. Grave floral blankets may not be larger than two feet by three feet.
Floral items and decorations may not be secured to headstones. Unacceptable items include statues, vigil lights, glass objects, pinwheels, balloons, political signs or items, commemorative items, and any grave decoration taller than the headstone.
During the lawn mowing and grounds maintenance season, floral items will be removed from graves every week. The lawn mowing schedule is available from the cemetery staff.
VA regulations 38 CFR 1.218 prohibit the carrying of firearms (either openly or concealed), explosives or other dangerous or deadly weapons while on VA property, except for official purposes, such as military funeral honors. Possession of firearms on any property under the charge and control of VA is prohibited. Offenders may be subject to a fine, removal from the premises, or arrest.
The cemetery opened in 1878. There are Veterans of many American Wars buried at Fort Missoula Post Cemetery, Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
There are two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients buried in the cemetery, Private Michael Kimmelsback and Hospital Steward Henry "Harvey" Garland. Both men received the honor during the Indian Wars.
US Army Major General Frank William Milburn served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. He was a decorated hero, receiving numerous valor awards. He later served as the Athletic Director at Montana State University.
We are developing educational content for this national cemetery, and will post new materials as they become available. Visit the Veterans Legacy Program and NCA History Program for additional
information. Thank you for your interest.