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Cemetery and Columbarium

The Tragedy of Young Life Lost

From decorated admirals to mess stewards to blacksmiths to infants, the Cemetery and Columbarium hold the remains of a diverse array of individuals. Their lives tell the history of the US Navy and the Naval Academy. Click to view a map of the Cemetery indicating the locations of these notable monuments.

This section will document deaths of students.

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Midshipmen William Edward Traylor Neumann NA 1903 and Thomas Ward, Jr. NA 1903 were friends and chose to serve on the USS Missouri together. They died during a training accident on April 13, 1904. Their grave is representative of a small number of midshipmen graves at the Cemetery.
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