U.S. Military Cemetery in Mexico City

More than 1,500 U.S. veterans rest in a forgotten cemetery in Mexico City, built in 1847 after the storming of the city during the Mexican-American War.

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    Surrounding the cemetery are plaques that represent more than 800 veterans, family members and members of U.S. diplomatic missions in Mexico. Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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    These plaques, which surround the cemetery, represent more than 800 veterans, family members and members of U.S. diplomatic missions in Mexico.  Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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    More than 1,500 U.S. veterans rest in a forgotten cemetery in Mexico City, built in 1847 after the storming of the city during the Mexican-American War. Under the monument rest the remains of 817 soldiers who died during the battle. Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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    The entrance to the cemetery in Mexico City shows ABMC, which stands for American Battle Monuments Commission. Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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    Surrounding the cemetery are plaques that represent more than 800 veterans, family members and members of U.S. diplomatic missions in Mexico. Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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    The name plates of several U.S. veterans buried in a cemetery in Mexico City. Photos by Bernd Debusmann Jr.
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