Portland Mills Cemetery, Portland Mills Indiana

These are the codes used to designate military service.

  • 1812: War of 1812
  • ALA: American Legion Auxiliary-Vietnam War
  • AMR: Army Reserves
  • CW: Civil War
  • KOR: Korean War
  • MEX: Mexican-American War
  • NGR: National Guard Reserves
  • REV: American Revolution
  • VNW: Vietnam War
  • WWI: World War I
  • WWII: World War II
  • UNK: Unknown

More Information

Wars - In Order of Occurrence

American Revolution [1775-1783]: An estimated 200,000 Americans served during the Revolutionary War, with an estimated 25,000-70,000 deaths [and another 130,000 dead from smallpox].(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolutionary_War

War of 1812 [1812-1815]: More than 35,000 American regulars and 458,000 militia (many only mustered for local defense) — were serving on land and sea. (https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/war-of-1812-faqs). There were an estimated 2,260 killed in action (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812).

Mexican-American War [1846-1848]: An estimated 73,532 soldiers served during this war, with an estimated 1,733 deaths (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War)

Civil War [1861-1865]: An estimated three million soldiers served in the Union and Confederate armies, with an estimated 650,000 deaths (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War).

World War I [1914-1918]: An estimated 9.8 million soliders died during World War 1, with an estimated 53,402 American combat deaths and 116,708 American deaths from all related causes. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I. In total, an estimated 4.7 million U.S. personnel were mobilized during the war (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_in_World_War_I).

World War II [1939-1945]: An estimated 16 million Americans served in WWII, with over 405,000 deaths (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_the_United_States_during_World_War_II). There were an estimated total of 21-25 million military deaths across all countries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II).

Korean War [1950-1953]: 1.78 Americans served during the Korean War, with an estimated 37,000 military deaths (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War).

Vietnam War [1954-1975]: Over 8.7 million Americans served during the Vietnam War, with at least 3.4 million deployed to Southeast Asia (https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets/fs_americas_wars.pdf). There was an estimated 58,279 military deaths (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_in_the_Vietnam_War).

Military Services

ALA: American Legion Auxiliary-Vietnam War

AMR: Army Reserves

MIL: Military Service

NVY: Navy

NGR: National Guard Reserves

WAC: Women''s Army Core

UNK: Unknown

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