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Definition of a Veteran

Any Man or Woman, United States Citizen or None United States Citizen, who has at any time in their life joined any branch of service to defend the lands of, people of, rights of, freedom of, and Constitution of, the United States of America, in times of peace or conflict, from Foreign or Domestic individuals, groups, states or countries.

To have joined, means to have enlisted, whether volunteer, drafted or impressed into service by indentured servitude or by obligation as substitute into the armed service of any State or the United States as a nation for any term of service and has never taken up arms against the United States of America after such enlistment, regardless of final type of discharge, with the exception of a Dishonorable Discharge. A Dishonorable Discharge should be considered on a case by case situation.

Any branch of service, means Army: Regular, Volunteer or Militia; Navy: Regular, Volunteer or Chartered; Marine Corps; Air Force; Air Corps; Balloon Corps; Revenue Cutter Service; Lifeboat Service; Coast Guard; and/or Medical Service in times of armed conflict, to include Doctors, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Nurses, and Matrons.


AAA – Anti-Aircraft Artillery

AEF – American Expeditionary Force

Amb - Ambulance

Art – Artillery

Bat – Battery

Bn – Battalion

Brig - Brigade

CAC – Coast Artillery Corp

Cav - Calvary

Co – Company

Conn - Connecticut

Dep – Depot

Det – Detachment

DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross

Div - Division

Eng – Engineer

FA – Field Artillery

Gen – General

Gp - Group

HA – Heavy Artillery

Hosp - Hospital

HQ – Headquarters

Inf – Infantry

KIA – Killed in Action

LA – Light Artillery

Mass – Massachusetts

Med – Medical

MOH – Medal of Honor

MP – Military Police

NG – National Guard

NJ – New Jersey

NY – New York

Ord - Ordinance

QMC – Quartermaster Corp

Recon - Reconnaissance

Reg - Regiment

RI – Rhode Island

SATC – Student Army Training Corps

SCU – Service Command Unit

Sig - Signal

Sq - Squadron

SUVCW – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

SVC - Service

Tr - Training

Trans - Transportation

Trp - Troop

USA – United States Army

USAAC – United States Army Air Corp

USAAF – United States Army Air Force

USAF – United States Air Force

USCG – Untied States Coast Guard

USMC – United States Marine Corps

USN – United States Navy

USNRF – United States Naval Reserve Force

USS – United States Ship

Vol – Volunteer

WWI – World War One

WWII – World War Two

Glossary of Terms

This field will be added to as the website is populated, terms will be listed in alphabetical order.