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How many are buried at Omaha Beach?


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9,387 The cemetery at Omaha Beach contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. On the Walls of the Missing in a semicircular garden on the east side of the memorial are inscribed 1,557 names. Note that more soldiers were buried here during the war, but after the war the government offered to transport any soldier back to the US upon the request of their family. Normandy American Cemetery sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, east of St. Laurent-sur-Mer and northwest of Bayeux in Colleville-sur-Mer, 170 miles west of Paris. This is the cemetery that was shown in the opening and ending scenes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan". See Link