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Sawtelle Veterans Hospital and Cemetery

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Finding Veteran Cemeteries

Myrt :) (View posts)
Posted: 1099228001000
Classification: Query
DearMYRTLE, your friend in genealogy
Finding Veteran Cemeteries

From a series of message board postings located at:

From: Patti Champion,
Have you or anyone on your boards heard of Sawtelle Veterans Hospital/Sawtelle Veterans Cemetery? My father-in-law remembers going to his grandmother's (Cora E. Mullens Champion) father's funeral in 1924 at Sawtelle Veterans Cemetery, near Los Angeles, CA.. I am unable to find this veterans cemetery. Some time ago I had someone from Headstone Hunters try to find it with no success. His great-grandfather was supposed to be a Civil War veteran from OH and I have tried searching the records at the National Archives also with no success. I have also searched the census for Cora E. in the 1880 but was unable to find a Mullens/Mullins/Miller of her age (she was supposed to have been born in 1872). I have also tried searching for an obituary in 1924 LA newspaper at the Library of Congress. I am now moving to FL so will not have as much access to these records. -- Any help would be appreciated.

From: David Stielow
Dear Patti,
I believe this is the cemetery you are looking for:

From: Patti Champion
Thank you for your response. I had been seriously considering that this cemetery was the correct one. Thanks for confirmation. The history looks good.

David has pointed us all to the (US) Department of Veterans Affairs NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION website You'll find information including:

-- National Cemetery (links by state)
-- National Gravesite Locator
-- Headstone & Markers (including explanation of eligibility)
-- Military Honors Funerals
-- State Cemetery Grants Program
-- Obtaining Medals & Records

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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