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Cuzco U.S. Naval Cemetery
Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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Cuzco U.S. Naval Cemetery, Cuba

GPS: 19.897341, -75.143480

Published: March 29, 2020
Total records: 26

Cuzco U.S. Naval Cemetery is owned by the U.S. Navy. It's also known as, "Cuzco Wells Cemetery" and "Cuzco Beach Cemetery".

Cemetery History

Cuzco U.S. Naval Cemetery has an official establish date of 1940. Most of its inhabitants were originally buried in cemeteries throughout Guantanamo Bay. They were transferred to here in 1944 when the Base Commander ordered all other burial grounds be cleared away and consolidated into one location.

Most of its inhabitants are non US-military personnel, including civilians who worked at Guantanamo Bay, and foreigners who died here in years past. The cemetery is on the site of the famed, Battle of Cuzco Wells in 1898.

Currently there are three hundred and thirty-five people buried at the Cuzco Beach Cemetery. The status of the descendants vary: active duty military, dependents of active duty, merchant mariners from the United States and other nations, Cuban residents and refugees, Jamaican and other foreign national employees, and Haitian refugees.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Records

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released records on 26 of these burials, which we have published into a PDF document linked below...

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