Merchant Marines Military Cemetery Near Fort Stanton, New Mexico - Stock image
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Fort Stanton, New Mexico, USA - May 1, 2013: The Merchant Marines Military Cemetery is part of a site near Fort Stanton, New Mexico that is designated on the National Register of Historic Places. The burial ground was established by the U.S. Merchant Marines Tuberculosis Hospital. This is also the site of a U.S. Public Health Service Hospital cemetery originally established in 1899. The site also has a few burials of German merchant marines detained at Fort Stanton just prior to the outbreak of World War II.