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Evening light hits the Eagle Point National Cemetery. It opened as an adjunct to a nearby veterans’ facility before being transferred to the new National Cemetery System in 1973. (Scenic photo DSC46_10)

 

About the cemetery

Eagle Point National Cemetery

Jackson County
Established 1952
ca. 16,418 burials

 

Navy Lt. George R. Tweed is a notable burial at this cemetery. Tweed, a radioman, evaded capture by the Japanese after their occupation of Guam during World War II. Despite having a large bounty on his head, he hid out on the island for more than two and a half years and provided valuable information to Allied forces. His subsequent book inspired the 1962 movie, No Man is An Island, starring Jeffrey Hunter.

 

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