Manila & Tunis Cemeteries

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"The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines occupies 152 acres on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. It contains the largest number of graves of our military dead of World War II, a total of 17,202, most of whom lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines."
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Many of the personnel whose remains are interred or represented were killed in New Guinea, or during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) or the Allied recapture of the islands."


“At the 27-acre North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Tunisia rest 2,841 of our military dead.  Most honored here lost their lives in World War II in military activities ranging from North Africa to the Persian Gulf.”

     “North Africa American Cemetery is located in close proximity to the site of the ancient city of Carthage, Tunisia, destroyed by the Romans in 146 B.C., and lies over part of the site of Roman Carthage.”

  Wait for taps-based hymn or click on picture above for video of cemetery site.

Listen to the classic "Searching for a Soldier's Grave" anthem (click picture, then minimize). It became popular right after World War II as families sought the final resting places of their loved ones.  Written by Roy Acuff, it was recorded by singers from Hank Williams, Sr. to Kitty Wells to Bob Dylan.  Where would you've found Hank Williams in 1943?  Building warships for the US military at the Alabama Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Co. in Mobile.