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Renaming Nine Confederate Bases : 2023 - 2024

  • Fort Benning, GeorgiaFort Moore, after Army Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and his wife, Julia Compton Moore. Hal Moore received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in the Vietnam War. Julia Moore was an advocate for military families.
  • Fort Bragg, North CarolinaFort Liberty.
  • Fort Gordon, GeorgiaFort Eisenhower, after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was also a five-star Army general and served as the Supreme Allied Commander of forces in Europe during World War II.
  • Fort A.P. Hill, VirginiaFort Walker after Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the first female surgeon in the Civil War, and the only woman awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • Fort Hood, TexasFort Cavazos, after Army Gen. Richard E. Cavazos, who received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism in the Vietnam War.
  • Fort Lee, VirginiaFort Gregg-Adams, after Lt. Gen. Arthur Gregg and Lt. Col. Charity Adams. Gregg was a key figure in the integration of black soldiers into the Army. Adams was one of the highest-ranking female soldiers in World War II.
  • Fort Pickett, VirginiaFort Barfoot, after Army Tech Sgt. Van T. Barfoot, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions with the 45th Infantry Division during World War II in Italy in 1944.
  • Fort Polk, LouisianaFort Johnson, after Army Sgt. William Henry Johnson, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for action in the Argonne Forest of France during World War I.
  • Fort Rucker, AlabamaFort Novosel, after Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Novosel, an aviator who received the Medal of Honor for a medevac mission under fire in Vietnam where he saved 29 soldiers.

Veterans' Service Records

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Military Gold Star

Older Military Service Records held at  Washington, DC.


  • Military service performed by persons serving during an emergency and whose service was considered to be the Federal interest, 1775-1902

Regular Army

  • Enlisted personnel, 1789 - October 31, 1912, officers, 1789 - June 30, 1917


  • Enlisted personnel, 1789-1885, officers, 1798-1902

Marine Corps

  • Enlisted personnel, 1798-1904, Some officers, 1798-1895

 Coast Guard

  • Persons who served in predecessor agencies to the U.S. Coast Guard: the Revenue Cutter Service (Revenue Marine), the Life-Saving Service, and the Lighthouse Service, 1791-1919

Confederate State

  • Persons who rendered military service for the Confederate State government in its armed forces, 1861-1865

Veterans records

  • Claims files for pensions based on Federal military service, 1775-1916 and Bounty Land Warrant application files related to claims based on wartime service, 1775-1855

Military Pension Records

The federal government and some state governments granted pensions or bounty land to officers, disabled veterans, needy veterans, widows or orphans of veterans, and veterans who served a certain length of time. Pension records usually contain more genealogical information than service records.

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Military Wars

Philipppine Insurrection, 1899-1902

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World War I, 1917-1918

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World War II, 1941-1945  

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​ Civil War, 1861-1865 

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Spanish-American War, 1898

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Korean War, 1950-1953

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Vietnam War, 1964-1972

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African American Veterans Monument - AAVM

About Us

Our mission is to erect a monument which commemorates and preserves the legacy of African American military service members in defense of our nation. We honor and respect the sacrifices African Americans have made to national defense. We strive to educate future generations by providing historical facts about the many African Americans who have selflessly defended America’s ideals of freedom, democracy, and the pursuit of happiness.


It is our vision to create an everlasting monument memorializing the contributions of African Americans who served and are currently serving in all six branches of the military. We strive to restore meaning, and understanding of the indispensable military service of African Americans, which has been omitted from U.S. mainstream narratives and has consequently fallen into obscurity.

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Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR

Sons of the American Revolution- SAR

Birth Years of Veterans

To determine if an ancestor fought in a particular War, use the following chart. Base on the year he/she was born will help narrow the War they may have likely entered.