Three World War II enemy combatants are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Scattered among America’s honored dead are two Italian prisoners of war and one German prisoner of war captured during World War II. The three enemy combatants died in captivity in the Washington, D.C., area, and the Geneva Conventions required proper burials. With Arlington being the closest national cemetery, the men were buried there. In total, there are approximately 65 foreign nationals interred in Arlington National Cemetery, most being allied servicemen who perished in air disasters that included American soldiers.

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