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I have been searching for the death and burial of Robert Flanders Vedder. I know he was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Amsterdam, N.Y. He married Catherine Winnifed Casabonne in 1937 or 1938. He was an Air Corps or Air Force career man. We know he was stationed in Japan and Alabama. We think he died at Dover Air Force Base and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but cannot find records of his death or burial. I really need his death and burial info. Can you please help me? Thanks.

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To start off, I did a search in GenealogyBank and found his death record (he died in December 1974):



However, I did not see a record of where he was buried.

You can obtain a copy of his death certificate from the Delaware Vital Records office.

See: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/ss/vitalstats.html

The death certificate should give you the name of the cemetery where he is buried.

I could not find a reference to him in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs index to all military burials.

See: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Please let me know what you find.

All the best in your research.
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Q: I have been searching for the death and burial of Robert Flanders Vedder. I know he was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Amsterdam, N.Y. He married Catherine Winnifed Casabonne in 1937 or 1938. He was an Air Corps or Air Force career man. We know he was stationed in Japan and Alabama. We think he died at Dover Air Force Base and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but cannot find records of his death or burial. I really need his death and burial info. Can you please help me?

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