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West Point Cemetery Is Almost Full








West Point Cemetery Is Almost Full

AUSA reports that after 200 years and about 8,000 burials, West Point Cemetery at the U.S. Military Academy in New York is almost full. An expansion is underway to add about 300 burial sites to the cemetery, which has the graves of soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War. Among those buried on the 12-acre site are Lt. Col. George A. Custer, Vietnam War commander Gen. William Westmoreland, Desert Storm commander Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf and 1st Lt. Laura Walker, the first female graduate of the academy to be killed in action. The current $3.5 million expansion could be completed in March but a larger $18 million expansion to create enough space to last through 2066 is still awaiting approval. (Source: AUSA)
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