U.S. Military Casualties and Cemeteries: Burial Practices for American Soldiers Dying Overseas Prior to World War I, U.S. Military Cemeteries Around the World, the American Battle Monuments Commission, U.S. Casualties During World War II, the U.S.’ Largest Foreign Military Base, and Losses During the Battle of Normandy, Airborne Operations, and in the Breakout From the Beachead

Prior to World War I, any American soldier who died overseas in combat was brought back to the US for burial, however during World War I, the casualty count was so great that virtually all of these soldiers were buried upon foreign soil. The US maintains 22 military cemeteries within the countries it fought alongside during World War I and World War II which includes Europe and South East Asia. 40% of the families of the fallen wanted the remains of the soldier whom they were related to, to stay...

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