The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration can provide limited burial location assistance to family members and close friends of decedents thought to be buried in a VA national cemetery.
We will research our records to determine if a decedent is buried in one of VA’s 120 national cemeteries. We cannot search for large groups on the basis of surname, military unit, war period or place of residence. A request can include up to a maximum of ten specific names.
We do not have information on persons buried in cemeteries other than VA’s 120 national cemeteries and our records do not contain any personal, military or family information on the decedents. We can only tell you if the individual is buried in a VA national cemetery and where.
No form is required to request this information and no fee is charged. When requesting a burial location search, please provide the following information on each individual:
Full name, including any alternate spellings Date and place of birth Date and place of death State from which the individual entered active duty Military service branch
Most requests take approximately four weeks for a reply. Be sure to include your return mailing address, phone number or Internet e-mail address with your request and send it to:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (402B) Burial Location Request 810 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20420