Medal of Honor Recipients
Private William W. Burritt, (Civil War), U.S. Army, Company G, 113th Illinois Infantry. Vicksburg, Miss., April 27, 1863 (Section 16, Grave 7).
First Lieutenant (then Corporal) Daniel A. Dorsey (Civil War) U.S. Army, Company H, 33rd Ohio Infantry. Big Shanty, Ga., April 1862 (Section 11, Grave 8).
Sergeant John S. Durham, (Civil War) U.S. Army, Company F, 1st Wisconsin Infantry. Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862 (Section 33, Grave18).
Sergeant William Garrett, (Civil War) U.S. Navy, Company G, 41st Ohio Infantry. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 16, 1864 (Section 32, Grave 26).
Musician (then Private) John Gray (Civil War), U.S. Army, Company B, 5th Ohio Infantry. Port Republic, Va., June 9, 1862 (Section 9, Grave 23).
First Sergeant John H. Shingle, (Indian Campaigns) U.S. Army, Troop I, 3rd U.S. Cavalry. Rosebud River, Mont., June 17, 1876 (Section 22, Grave 2).
During the construction of Building 122 on the Medical Center grounds, the remains of 12 Native Americans were uncovered. They were reinterred in a single grave, Section 34, Row 21, Grave 8, the only group burial in the cemetery. It is believed that they belonged to a small band of Christian Indians, the Munsees, who during the early 1800s were permitted to settle on land now occupied by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
Harry H. Hollowell was born in 1914 in Arkansas. His family moved to Kansas when he was child, and there he learned to play the violin and trombone. Hollowell enlisted in the army in 1936 and served in the all-black 10th cavalry at Fort Leavenworth, becoming one of the Buffalo Soldiers. In 1942 his musical talent earned him a place in the Army Music School, and he became one of the first African Americans to train there as a bandleader. Warrant Officer Hollowell then led army bands and directed music programs until his retirement in 1964. At that time, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hollowell was the first black soldier to hold that rank. He continued to be active in the Leavenworth community, and Hollowell Drive was named for him in 2009. Hollowell died February 14, 2005, and is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery (Section 57, Row 4, Grave 46).