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Mon December 24, 2012
Regional Coverage

New database makes Fort Drum's historic cemeteries more accessible

Michael Sprowles, of Fort Drum's cultural resources office, checks a new map to locate grave sites at Sheepfold Cemetery on Fort Drum.
Joanna Richards WRVO

With the outbreak of World War Two, the Army installation then known as Pine Camp expanded, to become Camp Drum and eventually Fort Drum today. In the process, it swallowed up several villages, including their cemeteries.  Fort Drum researchers have created a database and new maps that will help family members of those buried at the cemeteries to find and visit their loved ones' gravesites, both in person and online.

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