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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia:

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


There are eleven Boatwrights, nine Boatrights and two Botwrights buried at Arlington National Cemetery (including spouses and children), located just outside Washington, D.C., in Arlington, Virginia.


Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia:


John Thomas Boatwright Gravestone:

John Thomas Boatwright - the only Boat(w)right veteran of the Civil War buried at Arlington National Cemetery. John Thomas Boatwright served with the Union Army, First Tennessee Infantry. The First Tennessee Infantry participated in the Siege of Knoxville, the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Resaca, the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and the Siege of Atlanta.


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Linton Sinclair Boatwright Gravestone:

Linton Sinclair Boatwright, a former Fort Riley commanding general was buried at Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 12 November 2008.

Retired Major General Linton S. Boatwright was Commanding General at Fort Riley after a tour as Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Artillery Commander and Chief of Staff of the I Field Force in Vietnam.

He was recognized as the ranking military officer presiding over President Dwight D. Eisenhower's funeral and his last assignment took him home to the Washington, D.C., area, where he was stationed at the Pentagon for several years before retiring.

Boatright died August 9, 2008, after a long fight against Parkinson's disease. He was one of a small number of officers of the U.S. Army who were authorized to wear 14 battle stars.

He attended elementary and high school in Manassas, Virginia, and received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point at age 16. He was graduated from West Point in June 1941 as a Cavalry officer. In one year he rose to be the regimental operations officer of the 578th Field Artillery Regiment. In that position, he was promoted to the grade of Major and was, at the time, the youngest Major in the U.S. Army.

In April 1944, Boatwright was ordered to Europe to serve in General George S. Patton's Third U.S. Army as an Artillery Fire Direction Officer. In that capacity, he served during Patton's sweep across Europe, during the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine River and into Austria.

During the early phases of the Korean War, Boatwright served as Plans Officer with the IX Corps. He participated in the defense of the Pusan Perimeter, the link-up with MacArthur's amphibious landing at Inchon, the drive north toward the Yalu River and the retreat from North Korea when the Chinese entered the war.

In May 1951, he was assigned to the 37th Field Artillery Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Division just prior to the opening of the Chinese Spring Offensive. In that action, Eighth Army retreated for 11 days, then counterattacked, driving the Chinese and North Korean forces out of South Korea. For its part in the campaign, the 37th Field Artillery Battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

In September and October 1951, Boatwright coordinated the artillery fire in support of the 23d Infantry Regiment's successful assault upon Heartbreak Ridge one of the toughest campaigns of the Korean War.

Boatwright was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars for valor, three Bronze Stars for meritorious service, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, European-African-Middle East Service Medal with 4 battle stars, World War II Victory medal, Army Occupation medal, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service medal with six battle stars, Croix de Guerre (France), Croix de Guerre (Korea), Republic of Korea Order of Ulchi, Armed Forces Honor Medal (RVN), United Nations Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, U.S. Presidential Unit Citation and the Korean Presidential Citation.

He is survived by a son, Edward of Jacksonville, Florida, and Raleigh, North Carolina; his granddaughter Noel of Raleigh; and his daughter, Clair, of Columbia, South Carolina; as well as four sisters-in-law, their husbands and children, and many dear friends across the world.

Boatwright retired in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1972.

Source: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/lsboatwright.htm


Class of 1941, U.S. Military Academy, West Point Commander of 24th Infantry Division. Recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionaly meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility.



John Reuben Boatwright Gravestone: Nancy Loyd Boatwright Gravestone:

John Reuben Boatwright and his wife Nancy Loyd are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, along with two of their sons, John Reuben Boatwright Jr. (photo below) and Linton Sinclair Boatwright (photo above). John Reuben Boatwright Sr. served in both World War I and World War II.



John Reuben Boatwright Jr. Gravestone: Mary Jane Redpath Boatwright Gravestone:

John Reuben Boatwright and his wife Mary Jane Redpath are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. John Reuben Boatwright Jr. served in both World War II and the Korean War.



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Martin Chesley Boatwright Gravestone: Marie Boatwright Gravestone:

Martin Chesley Boatwright and his wife Marie Becker are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Martin Chesley Boatwright served in both World War I and World War II.



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Harold Momon Boatright Gravestone: Dorothy Ruth Sparks Boatwright Gravestone:

Harold Momon Boatright and his wife Dorothy Ruth Sparks Boatright are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Both Harold and his wife Dorothy served in World War II and the Korean War.



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Robert Lee Boatright Gravestone:

Robert Lee Boatright and his wife Lois M. Boatright are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Robert Lee Boatright served in World War II and the Korean War.




Basil Lewellyn Boatright Gravestone:

Basil Lewellyn Boatright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Basil Lewellyn Boatright served in World War II and the Korean War. Basil was a prisoner of war during World War II, held by the Germans in North Africa. Basil is buried in the same gravesite as his brother Robert Lee Boatright, photo is the back of Robert Lee Boatright's gravestone.



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Deedie Andrew Boatwright Gravestone:

Deedie Andrew Boatwright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Deedie Andrew Boatwright served in World War I.




William Gary Boatright Gravestone:

William Gary Boatright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Bill was shot down over Kassel, Germany during a bombing raid. He is buried in a mass grave. He was in a B-17. Several parachutes were seen, but no one survived.




Cone Lee Boatwright Gravestone:

Cone Lee Boatwright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Lee served as a pilot in Korea and Vietnam and retired Major from the U.S. Air Force.



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Debra Lynn Boatwright Gravestone:

Debra Lynn Boatwright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Debra was the daughter of F. T. Boatwright.



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William Aubrey Boatright Gravestone:

William Aubrey Boatright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. William Aubrey Boatright served in the U.S. Navy.



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Aury Manning Boatright Gravestone:

Aury Manning Boatright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Aury Boatright served in World War II.



Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia:



Janice Lee Boatright Gravestone:

Janice Lee Boatright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Janice Lee Boatright was the wife of Commander Keith Arnold Boatright - U.S. Navy.




Richard Edward Botwright Gravestone: Mary E. Botwright Gravestone:

Richard Edward Botwright is buried at Arlington National Cemetery along with his wife, Mary E. Botwright. Richard served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam.



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