Cemetery Overview
The Fort Gordon German and Italian POW cemetery contains the remains of 22 World War II era POW's. The cemetery is actually two separate cemeteries with the German POWs interred in one and an Italian POW interred in the other; however, because of a major accountably effort by the US Army in recent years and their close proximity of the cemeteries to each other, they are often classified as one. The Italian and German POW's interred in the grounds died from either accidental or natural causes while housed as prisoners at what was originally called Camp Gordon. They were among the nearly half-million POWs brought to the United States during WWII.  

 

      
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 Information
There is very limited parking available but the grounds are wheelchair accessible. The cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation. All non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification will not be able to access the installation unless requested. Because the Fort Gordon Visitor Control center and gate access hours vary, visitors should call ahead to the Fort Gordon Physical Security Office at 706-791-4397 for information on how to properly request and obtain gate access before departing.

 

Hours
The cemetery is open during daylight hours and it regularly has no staff members present.

One Cemetery Responsible Official from the Fort Gordon, GA Directorate of Public Works office provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the cemetery is performed by a base contractor with oversight of that contracted provided by the Directorate of Public Works office. The Fort Gordon German and Italian POW cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Fort Gordon Garrison Command and U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

 

First Interment:  10/27/1943 
Established: 1943 
Location: End of 13th Ave. (Near Gate 2), Fort Gordon, GA 30905 
Burials: 21 German POWs and 1 Italian POW 
Columbarium: No 
Acres: 0.12 acres 
Status: Closed to any future interments 
Last Interment/Inurnment: 2/4/1946 
Fort Gordon German and Italian POW Cemetery is located in Augusta, Georgia. The closest major airport to Fort Gordon is Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (AGS/KAGS)/ This airport is 15 miles from the center of Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Fort Gordon
Cemetery Responsible Official
Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division

Bldg. 14600, 515 15th St. , Fort Gordon, GA 30905
706-791-6374