Unknown Soldier

Nationality:
American

Biography

On many cemetery's one can find graves without a name on the headstone and mostly marked with the lines "Unknown Soldier" or "Known only to God".
The "Unknown Soldier" is also honored on a central memorial, by placing an unknown soldier in a specially grave or Memorial.

The United States honors all the unknown and missing soldiers by the unknown soldier laid to rest in the Memorial Amphitheater at the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unknown
Unit:
U.S. Armed Forces (Amerikaanse Strijdkrachten)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1948
Action:
Citation:
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. AN ACT To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to the unknown American who lost his life while serving overseas in the armed forces of the United States during the Second World War. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America assembled, That the President is hereby authorized and directed to award, in the name of Congress, a Medal of Honor to the unknown American who lost his life while serving overseas in the armed forces of the United States during the Second World War, and who will lie buried in the Memorial Amphitheater of the national Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia, as authorized by Act of 24 June 1946, Public Law 438, Seventy-ninth Congress."
Details:
Approved March 9, 1948, Public Law 438, Seventy-ninth Congress.
Medal of Honor

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