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Fri October 11, 2013

Radcliff Veterans Cemetary Sees 3,000th Burial in Six Years

The Radcliff Veterans Center sits outside Ft. Knox.
The Radcliff Veterans Center sits outside Ft. Knox.
Credit kytourism.org

When U.S. Air Force veteran Staff Sgt. Karl Edward Stempien was laid to rest Thursday, he became the 3,000th person buried at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central since it opened just outside Fort Knox in June 2007.

Stempien had served 11 years in the Air Force.

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs oversees the state's regional military cemeteries. The cemetery in Radcliff contains the remains of 2,489 veterans and 510 dependent spouses and children. The total includes 11 service members who died on active duty, four of whom were killed in action.

The cemetery also serves portions of Ohio and Indiana.