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Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery
Kyle, Jackson County, South Dakota
GPS: 43.450761, -102.024353
202-35 B.I.A. 2
Kyle, SD 57752
Published: November 3, 2019
Total records: 5
Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery is owned by the Oglala Sioux Indian Tribe of South Dakota.
Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery was officially dedicated on July 9, 2014. It's full name is actually, "Akicita Owicahe Lakota Freedom Veterans Cemetery".
The cemetery has 320 burials vaults, a traditional burial ground where graves will be dug by hand and a shelter for urns. It consists of 18 acres on a 63-acre site.
The site was made possible by a $6.5 million grant by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is the second in the nation to be built since 2006, when the VA opened its cemetery grants program to tribal governments. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe completed the first one in 2012 with a $7 million grant.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records
Records below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2019. Note that there have been many more burials at this cemetery than the 5 records the VA has made available for public distribution...
EAGLE BEAR, SETH, Sr., PVT, US MARINE CORPS, b. 04/08/1934, d. 02/14/2016, KOREA
GARNETTE, Theodore, AB, US AIR FORCE, b. 04/15/1935, d. 08/30/2014, Section C, Site 3, KOREA
LAMONT, Laurence Augustine, SGT, US ARMY, b. 11/16/1943, d. 09/10/2014, Section C, Site 4, VIETNAM
LONG SOLDIER, Charles, US ARMY, b. 11/19/1949, d. 06/14/2017, VIETNAM
LONG SOLDIER, Eugene, PVT, US MARINE CORPS, b. 03/01/1934, d. 08/16/2014, Section C, Site 2, KOREA