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Some facts about Jewish veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery:

• There are more than 2,000 Jewish veterans buried there.

• Jewish veterans have been buried there since the Civil War. Five Union soldiers are buried in Section 13. The remains of Confederate soldier Moses Ezekiel were returned to Arlington after his death in 1917, and he’s buried under the sculpture he created in Section 16 to honor his fellow Confederate soldiers.

Many prominent Jews are buried there, including:

• Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, who was a colonel in the Air Force. In civilian life, he was secretary of Labor for John F. Kennedy and ambassador to the United Nations.

• Admiral Hyman Rickover, who is regarded as the father of the nuclear Navy.

• Astronaut Judith A. Resnik, who was among the seven Challenger astronauts who were killed when the space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff on Jan. 28, 1986.

• Two rabbis who served as chaplains – Capt. Joshua Goldberg and Rear Admiral Bertram W. Korn, the highest-ranking Jewish chaplain to serve in the U.S. military.

• Lt. Col. Rae Landry, who served in World Wars I and II and who, in 1913 as a young nurse, started Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Information from the jewishvirtuallibrary.org