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Punchbowl National Cemetary

The National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific, known as Punchbowl was built in 1948 and i is located in the Pu'owaina Crater (Punchbowl). This cemetery is a memorial to the sacrifice made by the men and women in the United States Armed Services. It was dedicated on September 2, 1949 and includes the gravesites of 776 casualties from the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Locate graves in national cemetaries at this link.

Punchbowl Cemetary

This is a view from the entrance.

Punchbowl National Cemetary Monument

The statue in this monument is Lady Columbia. She symbolizes grieving mothers and looks out on the Punchbowl Crater cemetery.

Earnie Pyle Grave

One of the more famous graves at Punchbowl is that of Ernie (Earnest) Pyle, an American journalist who wrote as a roving correspondent until his death in combat during World War II.

If you are looking at the Columbia monument, his grave is to the left in the first section.