1) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3) He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5) Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23: 1~6


Tomb of Unknown Soilder Countries have been at war since the beginning of time. Fighting for freedom, religion, or just to gain control over a lesser opponent. The United States has been in and supported many wars and conflicts. Since and before those that landed on Plymouth Rock on Mayflower man has been fighting for one reason or another. The pilgrams wanted their freedom from Mother England, and later the rich land from the Indians. Our military has been called in to protect and serve in many situations and have stood their ground defending the law, this country and others against all foes both foreign and domestic. We salute those that have served in the defense of this country. We honor those that have paid the ultimate price in the service of this country. Never forget the price they have paid for our freedom.

Tomb of Unknown Soilder Many have paid that ultimate price in defense of our country in battles and wars such as: The Battle of Gettysburg, The Civil War, World War I and World War II, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, Desert Storm and the Gulf War. Our men and women volunteered to take on the mission and fought well to defend our country. Newburg is no different from any other community, it has been represented by many men and women throughout these conflicts with soldiers that are still living to tell their stories and some that have been lain to rest and their stories passed on by others.

Each year on Nov. 11 is Veterans day. We honor our veterans that have passed on by placing a flag on their gravesite to show that we have not forgotten the service and sacrafices they made for this great nation.

We honor our men and women of the military services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with this page as just a small token of what they sacrificed in the fight to defend our country and Petersburg/Newburg. Below are those soldiers that have fought the good fight, ran their last race and are lain to rest in Forest Home Cemetery.

In March of 2014, the beginning of a pilot program was started in the Newburg/Petersburg Cemetery. "The Eagles at Rest" program, organized by Kentucky Chapters of the National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS), sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Evans Monument company, took its first big step. This program is designed to straighten, clean and restore military headstones in private cemeteries. Since then the Newburg/Petersburg military headstones have been worked on and now stand up in honor. The program has moved on to the Greenwood cemetery in the Westend of Louisville. A resolution was made at NABVETS National convention in August 2014. With that resolution this program will become a national program for NABVET chapters all over.


U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Marines

U.S. Coast Guard
Veterans are listed in alphabetical order.
Click on a veterans name to view their headstone.
George H. Barnett
U.S. Army
1910
1980
David L. Bartlett
U.S. Air Force
April 9, 1939
September 24, 2008
Jerry Beeler Jr.
U.S. Army
September 15, 1888
December 6, 1963
Wilner Bolden
U.S. Army
July 14, 1924
November 25, 1987
Edward Boyd
U.S. Army
July 15, 1894
September 26, 1978
David A. Breckenridge
U.S. Army
October 30, 1933
July 16, 1996
Durant Bryant
U.S. Navy
1911
1981
Clearence Carter

April 5, 1925
March 6, 1966
Joseph E. Chandler
U.S.
August 21, 1933
July 24, 1967
George Clay
U.S.
July 9, 1906
August 1, 1979
Clifton Cobb
U.S. Army
May 29, 1925
July 19, 1980
Booker T. Davidson
U.S. Army
1906
1984
Dorthy T. Davis
U.S. Army
December 4, 1921
June 29, 1965
Robert L. Davis
U.S. Army
May 22, 1921
July 25, 1964
George W. Firerson
U.S. Army
August 16, 1887
May 24, 1968
James L. Foster
U.S. Navy
August 17, 1911
March 26, 1975
Louis W. Fresh
U.S. Navy
December 28, 1923
May 9, 2004
James H. Gardner Jr.
U.S. Army
December 5, 1921
April 19,1971
Ernest Gatewood
U.S.
November 11, 1887
January 19, 1964
Fred Gathright
U.S. Army
Febuary 22, 1887
November 22, 1961
Freddy E. Gathright
U.S. Army
Febuary 4, 1911
October 29, 1982
James E. Gathright, Sr.
U.S. Army
November 15, 1933
October 15, 1999
William R. Goffner
U.S. Navy Reserve
January 2, 1894
Febuaruy 19, 1969
Jacob Golden Jr.
U.S. Army
January 2, 1894
Febuaruy 19, 1969
Robert H. Golden
U.S. Navy
Febuary 21, 1923
April 20, 1978
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Henry Green
U.S. Army
October 18, 1931
Hugh L. Green
U.S. Army
August 11, 1910
June 8, 1964
John Green
U.S. Army
May 22, 1922
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William E. Griffith
U.S. Marine Corps
January 30, 1937
June 19, 2011
John Hardy
U.S. Army
July 4, 1893
June 4, 1964
Paul Hatcher
U.S. Army
1925
1964
Allan J. Hepburn
U.S. Army
1945
July 15, 1983
Samuel R. Hopkins
U.S. Army
November 23, 1879
June 30, 1975
Harry Jackson
U.S. Marine Corps
August 12, 1932
April 5, 1965
Eugene C. Jones
U.S. Army
October 17, 1914
March 25, 1923
John E. Jones
U.S. Army
June 21, 1923
December 22, 1977
Ronnie C. Jones
U.S.
March 12, 1946
June 24, 1966
Herman Lane
U.S. Army
November 1, 1895
September 1, 1964
David C. Lee
U.S. Army
August 20, 1917
December 12, 1975
George R. Lyons
U.S. Army
March 8, 1948
October 30, 1981
Pratt C Lyons, Sr.
U.S. Air Force
July 30, 1946
June 23, 1998
Eugene J. Mattingly
U.S. Air Force / Army
October 20, 1922
January 82, 1976
Horace McAtee
U.S. Army
Febuary 6, 1892
August 21, 1965
John B. Merritt
U.S. Army
February 19, 1923
July 7, 2003
Marcellus Miller
U.S. Army
1895
1982
Nelson R. Moss
U.S. Army
September 30, 1946
December 9, 2006
Ronald L. Munford
U.S. Army
September 2, 1938
October 5, 2008
Vince Neil
U.S. Army
April 22, 1930
August 23, 1969
Archie Norfleet
U.S. Army
November 5, 1919
May 14, 1983
Charlie Owens
U.S. Army
1897
1975
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Lafayette B. Page
U.S. Army
December 8, 1913
January 5, 1973
Robert Pendleton
U.S. Navy
September 24, 1937
January 5, 2004
Harley H. Phillips
U.S. Army
1898
1981
Harvey W. Prather
U.S. Army
December 21, 1943
May 6, 1966
Robert Redd
U.S. Army
July 08, 1921
April 27, 1960
Edgar W. Reeves
U.S. Army
April 26, 1923
February 15, 1983
Kenneth Rose
U.S. Army
March 8, 1924
July 6, 1974
James O. Samuels, Sr.
U.S. Army
February 24, 1933
November 25, 2007
Nelson E. Samuels, Sr.
U.S. Army
February 24, 1933
November 25, 2007
Edward D. Sanders
U.S. Army
April 8, 1928
October 8, 1969
Henry M. Scott
U.S. Army
May 29, 1909
October 2, 1975
Herbert L. Scott
U.S. Army
April 19, 1954
September 1, 1994
Thomas A. Sea
U.S. Army
October 11, 1917
Febuary 8, 1983
Malray Shelly
U.S. Army
March 10, 1892
May 16, 1973
Jamal L. King Shelton
U.S. Coast Guard
November 20, 1964
April 11, 2005
John R. Simpson
U.S. Army
August 10, 1923
June 11, 1973
Melvin Simpson
U.S. Army
February 4, 1925
April 4, 1982
Robert Simpson
U.S. Army
Feburary 16, 1927
June 14, 1964
Matthew Spencer
U.S. Army
January 20, 1908
June 3, 1987
Carlile Stroman
U.S. Army
April 12, 1910
November 3, 1989
Orville Stroman
U.S. Army
1905
1979
Uriah Sutton Jr.
U.S. Army
October 18, 1918
November 15, 1975
Richmond Teague
U.S. Army
September 5, 1891
May 5, 1966
William H. Titus
U.S. Navy
May 17, 1924
August 24, 1978
John H. Toogood, III
U.S. Navy
April 11, 1926
February 21, 2002
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Henderson Turner
U.S. Army
December 14, 1903
September 12, 1975
James Ward
U.S. Army
March 15, 1884
May 3, 1968
George E. Weaver
U.S. Army
March 5, 1923
January 4, 1973
James R. Weaver
U.S. Army
November 27, 1920
April 15, 1994
Bufford Whittaker
U.S. Army
November 3, 1897
September 18, 1969
Charles E. Williams
U.S. Army
December 11, 1926
June 6, 1985
James A. Yates
U.S. Army
April 27, 1907
September 20, 1962
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