Cemetery Overview
The Fort Leonard Wood Army post, first established in 1942, was named after Major General Leonard Wood, a former U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 1910-1914. With the establishment of the post also came the establishment of the post cemetery. With nearly 700 honored interred in the ground the cemetery has remained a place of honor, respect and dignity. The cemetery located almost directly in the center of the 70,000 acre installation which is surrounded by the Missouri Ozarks. One of the most notable features of the cemetery is the stone wall and gate which was built by enemy Prisoners of War during WWII.

 

One Cemetery Responsible Official from Fort Leonard Wood provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the cemetery is cared for by the Fort Leonard Wood Directorate of Public Works. The Fort Leonard Wood Post Cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

Visit Our Cemetery
 Information
Because the Fort Leonard Wood cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification should call ahead for information on how to properly obtain gate access to Fort Leonard Wood before departing. Visitors can receive assistance from the Fort Leonard Wood Visitors Center (VC) located at the Main Fort Leonard Wood Gate (North) in building 100 adjacent to Missouri Avenue, or by calling 573-596-0590 or 573-596-0356. The VC is open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. The cemetery resides back off of Pulaski Ave. near the elementary school. There are signs along the avenue that direct visitors to the entrance location. There are generally no staff members present at the cemetery. There is limited general paved parking available and the cemetery is fully wheelchair-accessible.

 

Hours
The cemetery is fully open to the public with no posted hours
Established: 1942
First Recorded Interment: 7/8/1942
Location: Pulaski Ave., Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Burials: 693 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; EPWs)
Columbarium: No
Acres: 1.5 acres
Status: Open to new interments
Last Interment/Inurnment: July 2018
The Fort Leonard Wood post cemetery is located in the Missouri Ozarks on the Southern boundary of St. Robert. The closest major airport to Fort Leonard Wood, on which the cemetery resides, is Waynesville- St. Robert Regional Airport (TBN/ KTBN). This airport is in Waynesville, Missouri and is 8 miles from the center of Fort Leonard Wood.

Department of Public Works
Cemetery Responsible Official

1334 1st St.,
573-596-0946

Mortuary Affairs/Casualty Assistance Office
Alternate Cemetery Responsible Official

13486 Replacement Ave., Ste 1203
573-596-0131 ext. 61816