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U.S.ARMY RANK AND INSIGNIA IDENTIFICATION WW1


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U.S.ARMY RANK AND INSIGNIA IDENTIFICATION WW1

The below images are taken from the "THE CANTONMENT MANUAL 1917" by Major W.G.Kilner and Lt. A.J. MacELROY

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Believed to be pre WW1 Veterinary collar insigna and disks, First one would be Officer's and the next two would be enlisted mens collar disks. Because there really wasn't a Veterinary Corps until WW1 these may have been worn by those in the Remount, cavalry and other units who were taking care of the horses and mules at the time. If anyone can give us a better answer please e-mail me.

Those in the Veterinary Corps would wear the MAROON PIPED WITH WHITE on their hats


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US Enlisted Uniforms 1900 - 1918

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Placement of Insignia on the US Army Service Uniform of the First World War

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The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces

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FOR DISCHARGED SOLDIERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY WW1
Compiled Under the Direction of
MAJOR GENERAL W. A. HOLBROOK, U. S. ARMY
Commanding Camp Grant, Illinois

By
MAJOR FRANCIS B. EASTMAN,
Camp Morale Officer

Men of the Service:
This pamphlet has been written solely for your benefit. It contains information of vital importance to you, and should be carefully preserved for future reference.

It is presented to you with the compliments of the War Camp Community Service of Rockford, Illinois.

Headquarters, Camp Grant, Illinois
April 25, 1919.

Soldiers of the United States Army, Camp Grant, Ill., The Army is being demobilized; you are returning to your homes and vocations of peace. If the soldiers of the American Army take up their duties as citizens, with the same zeal and devotion to duty which has characterized their military career, a bright future is assured for our nation.

You have not only contributed your share toward the winning of this war, but have builded, at home, the physical and spiritual fortifications which will stand as long as you live. The sacrifice you have made in the defense of our institutions and the cause of LIBERTY shall be an enduring monument and a guide-post for future generations, to remind them of your noble deeds, and inspire them with the same spirit of patriotism, loyalty, self-sacrifice and love for Our Country. In handing you this little booklet, containing much valuable information, I wish you, one and all, God Speed.

/s/ W. A. Holbrook
Major General, U. S. A., Commanding.

In all correspondence with the War Department, previous commanding officers, or officials of military bureaus and departments, and the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, a soldier or discharged soldier should invariably mention his Army Serial Number.

BONUS TO DISCHARGED SOLDIERS:
Section 1406 of the Revenue Act, approved February 24, 1919, provides "That all persons serving in the military or naval forces of the United States during the present war who have since April 6, 1917, resigned or been honorably discharged, or who at any time hereafter (but not later than the termination of current enlistment or term of service) may resign or be discharged under honorable conditions, shall be paid, in addition to all other amounts due them in pursuance of law, $60.00 each."

This money is intended to bridge over the period between your leaving the army and getting a position in civil life, and should not be squandered. It is not a windfall, but comes directly or indirectly from the hard earned savings of your family and from the war taxes and liberty bonds to which they contributed.

CHEVRONS:
As a recognition of duties performed in the service of the country, each soldier upon being discharged will be issued three scarlet chevrons. They will be worn, point up, midway between the elbow and shoulder on the left sleeve of the coat and overcoat, and on the shirt when worn without the coat. This will serve to indicate, while the uniform is being worn, that the wearer responded to the demands of the country, has performed creditable service in the army, and finally received an honorable discharge there from.

It is unlawful under the National Defense Act for the uniform to be worn by discharged officers or enlisted men without this distinctive mark.

CLOTHING (see also uniform):
Under the provisions of Par. 1165, Army Regulations, the following articles of clothing and equipment may be permanently retained by enlisted men upon discharge and the clothing may be worn by them thereafter:

1 oversea cap (for all enlisted men who have had service overseas) or, 1 hat and 1 hat cord (for all other enlisted men).
1 Olive drab shirt.
1 Woolen service coat and ornaments.
1 pair woolen breeches.
1 pair shoes.
1 pair canvas or spiral leggins (canvas if available).
1 waist belt.
1 slicker.
1 overcoat.
2 suits underwear.
4 pairs stockings.
1 pair gloves.
1 gas mask and helmet (for all officers and enlisted men to whom they were issued overseas.)
1 set toilet articles; this includes 1 hairbrush, 1 comb, 1 toothbrush, 1 shaving brush, 1 razor, 1 small steel mirror, and 2 towels (if in possession of soldier at time of discharge.)
1 barrack bag.
3 scarlet chevrons; to be sewed on uniform prior to discharge when practicable.

Articles issued by Red Cross or other charitable organizations may be retained by the soldier as his personal property.

Enlisted men now in service or about to leave the service may purchase any article of clothing or equipage except uniform outer clothing and collar ornaments. Such articles as underwear, stockings, shoes, toilet articles, etc. are for sale under this authority.


UNIFORM

LAWFUL USE OF UNIFORM AFTER DISCHARGE

Section 125 of the Act of Congress of June 3, 1916 (called the National Defense Act), permits a discharged soldier to wear "his uniform from the place of his discharge to his home, within three months after the date of such discharge."

UNLAWFUL USE OF UNIFORM AFTER DISCHARGE

"An officer or enlisted man under a reasonable construction of Section 125 of the National Defense Act (39 Stat. 165, 211) should proceed from the place of his honorable discharge to his home within a reasonable time and upon arrival there his uniform should be discarded, as it is unlawful for him to wear it longer. In no event should he take more than three months and he may not unduly protract his transit." (Decis. J. A. G., Sept. 9, 1918.)

The impersonation of officers and the wearing of uniforms by those not entitled to do so, is a misdemeanor under Section 125, Act of Congress, June 3, 1916. Any person who violates the provisions of this section may on conviction be punished by a fine not exceeding $300.00, or by imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or by both such a fine and imprisonment.

The uniform of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps is the distinguishing mark of these Services. You have learned what these three Services represent in time of war. The honor, dignity and power of your country is symbolized by the uniform of its armed forces, in a degree only exceeded by that of the flag. You would unhesitatingly resent any indignity or disrespect shown to our flag. The uniform is entitled to the same consideration. Do not wear it under circumstances that will tend to bring discredit upon it and yourself. NEVER WEAR IT WHEN ENGAGED IN MANUAL LABOR.

After discharge, under the law, you are authorized to wear your uniform to your home. Be dignified! Proud of it as you are proud of your service. Be courteous. You will meet discharged officers and enlisted men, and you will come in contact with officers who have not been discharged. When in uniform, do not fail to salute just as you would have done before being discharged. The salute is due to and goes with the uniform. To salute after discharge is a voluntary act, not compulsory; but the promptness and smartness with which it is rendered, reflects credit upon yourself, your old organization and the service generally. Among civilians, the graceful precision of the military salute is envied; they cannot do it. Whether in the service or out a properly executed salute marks the trained soldier.

DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE
Each soldier honorably discharged from the service of the United States ought to feel the greatest personal gratification. He should be proud of his record, his uniform, and the various badges and insignia awarded him. His discharge certificate ought to be carefully preserved. It is the final and most authoritative testimonial of his faithful and meritorious service. If lost, it cannot be replaced. The regulations provide, however, that in case of a lost discharge, a certificate of service may be issued by the Adjutant General of the Army, upon due proof of the loss or destruction of the discharge certificate.

Applications for a certificate of service should be addressed to "The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D. C.," and should contain a clear statement of the circumstances of the loss, together with a statement as to organization served with and date of discharge. This statement must be supported by proof, where possible, such as letters or affidavits of persons acquainted with the facts.

NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATES:
Soldiers who are aliens may be naturalized before being discharged from the army. If they desire to do so, they should notify the U. S. Army Naturalization Officer immediately upon their arrival in Camp.

General Orders No. 146, War Department, provides that aliens may remain in the service not to exceed two weeks beyond the time when they would ordinarily be discharged, for the purpose of completing their citizenship. Naturalization classes are conducted at least every two weeks, and are held every week when the number of candidates is sufficiently large to justify it.

Soldiers who have become naturalized citizens while in the military service and have not yet received their certificates of naturalization should report that fact to the U. S. Army Naturalization Officer, giving their full names, the camp where they were naturalized, and their home addresses. Their certificates will be sent for by the Naturalization Officer and forwarded to them by registered mail marked "Deliver to addressee only." After discharge, a man who changes his address before receiving his certificate of naturalization should notify the Naturalization Officer of his new address.

PERSONAL
While in the service you have been taught that your physical condition was an important consideration; that sound bodily health and strong, supple muscles enabled you to increase your individual value to your country in the capacity of a soldier. This is no less true in civil life; a clear active brain belongs to a healthy, well cared for body. Keep in mind the simple principles of personal hygiene you have learned while in the service and apply them faithfully in civil life. You are better able to care for yourself under various conditions than you were prior to enlistment in the Army. This fact will be readily recognized by less fortunate men with whom you will associate upon return to your home.

Your opinion will be sought and your advice asked. Care for yourself, and your example will be more effective than words. By your service you have earned an imperative right to consideration as a conspicuous, influential citizen in your community. Many opportunities will be opened to you. Consider your future, your family, the vital asset-physical strength, and moral cleanliness. Govern yourself accordingly.

RAILROAD ACCOMMODATIONS
The Railway Red Cross Canteen Service has been established in all large cities and stations throughout the country. See local directory.

Meals are served on dining cars to men in uniform for 75c. Railroad Tickets:

Tickets must be purchased at place and upon date of discharge in order to secure the reduced rate authorized for discharged soldiers; two (2) cents per mile from place of discharge to their homes.

At this camp tickets and all necessary information concerning railroad timetables, connecting points and other matters may be had at the office of the United States Railway Administration, Discharge Depot, Building 413C, or the C. B. and Q. R. R. Station.

RECORDS
In the course of the preparation of your papers for discharge many questions will be asked. Answer fully and exactly. Think before you reply. Of course, you want your record truthfully and accurately stated. In case your Service Record has not reached the place where you are to be discharged on your arrival, to enable you to be promptly discharged and get to your home, the War Department has directed that your own statement be taken as a sufficient basis for the closing of your accounts. This statement must be sworn to, and made as in affidavit. Based on these affidavits, you will be paid, your military history made up, and your discharge certificate delivered to you.

Think over your service. Try to fix in your mind correct dates, places, events. Talk it over with men from your old company. Be careful! An oath is a serious thing. The punishments for defrauding or attempting to. defraud the Government are very severe.

In the course of time, your correct records will be received at Washington and your sworn statement compared therewith. Differences will then be adjusted and many little things you have failed to remember will be recorded. You are not expected to remember all the minor details of your service. But such matters as date of last payment, the period you were paid for; court-martial fines; and lost property that you should pay for are important facts and should be remembered.

RE-ENLISTMENT
Enlistments for all branches of the Regular Army have been resumed. One-third of the enlistments to be for a one year period and the other two-thirds for a three year period-without any "Reserve" attached to the. contract of enlistment. For the present, no restrictions on enlistments of either class are imposed, except that no man shall be enlisted for one year who has not had previous military service

A month's furlough upon re-enlistment, $60.00 Bonus, a chance to travel, opportunities to rise, vocational training, take a trade course, see the world and earn money at the same time. Many of our highest officers, Major Generals and others, were enlisted men and rose from the ranks-Why not you?

Men may enlist for all branches of the service. If you are anxious to learn Telegraphy, Telephone, Wireless, or even electrical work, you can enlist for the Signal Corps. If you desire to learn the automobile business, mechanically or as a chauffeur, you may be assigned to the Motor Transport Corps. If you are interested in Medicine, you can enlist for the Medical Corps. If you like to ride and work around horses, you can enlist for the Cavalry or Artillery. There are openings for Carpenters, Blacksmiths, Shoemakers, Tailors, Barbers, Musicians, Plumbers, or in almost any line of work which may appeal to you. Vocational training is assured every man who enlists for three years. This is your opportunity to remain in service until conditions in civil life become normal.

If you would like to be stationed on the Sea-Coast, you can enlist for the Coast Artillery. Or if you like to travel, we have troops in the Philippine Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Panama, Alaska and China, as well as France and Germany.

For further particulars, see Recruiting Officer, Building No. 1130 West, Camp Grant, Illinois

REGISTRATION
All officers and soldiers will be notified upon discharge that the Governors of several States have asked that men who have served in the Army, register upon their returning home, with their respective town, city or county clerks, or other appropriate officials. This action is advised on the part of all those returning to communities in which opportunity is afforded for such registration, with a view to the establishment of complete lists, both for convenience in making plans to welcome returning soldiers and for permanent historical record.

SCOUTMASTERS
Request has been received by the War Department from the chief of the Boy Scouts of America for assistance in the matter of obtaining the services of officers and enlisted men returning from overseas as scoutmasters. The attention of returning Army Officers and enlisted men who have the necessary qualifications is directed to the opportunity which the Boy Scouts afford for them to further serve their country after discharge. The War Department is in full accord with the purposes of this movement and desires to assist. It is felt that the co-operation of a large number of officers and enlisted men who have seen service in France will inspire the boys with patriotism and a spirit of devotion to their country as nothing else can do. This subject will be brought to the attention of all officers and men at demobilization camps.

TRAVEL ALLOWANCES
You are entitled to pay at the rate of five (5) cents per mile from place of discharge to place of induction or enlistment.

EMPLOYMENT
All Government and co-operating agencies are united to aid discharged soldiers to get proper civilian positions. There are 850 Free U. S. Employment Offices throughout the country and a Bureau for Returning Soldiers, under the direction of the U. S. Employment Service, in each community. All efforts are directed toward, not only replacing men in commerce, industry and agriculture, but in finding for the individual man the best work open for him.

The Inter-state and Inter-community Clearance System . of the Employment Bureau will be utilized so that information as to employment for soldiers may be exchanged between communities for the State. The Bureau has also developed a special section devoted to vocational guidance.

The U. S. Department of Labor advises all farm Owners and those who have had farming experience to return to agricultural pursuits. This vitally important work is under the direction of John B. Densmore, Director-General U. S.

Employment Service, Washington, D. C. Your local postmaster will give you the address of the nearest U. S. Employment Office and Bureau for Returning Soldiers.

The Camp Grant U. S. Employment Service Office is located in Building 1130 West. All soldiers are invited to call at any time, to see Mr. John W. Osborne, Camp representative U. S. Dept. of Labor, for any information or advice, or to have letters written to their former or probable new employers.

ALLOTMENTS, COMPENSATIONS, INSURANCE, AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR DISABLED SOLDIERS
The three forms of Government aid-allotments and allowances, compensation for death or disability, and United States Government insurances-are grouped together under the War Risk Insurance Act, and administered, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance.

"This is the greatest measure of protection ever offered to its fighting forces by any nation in the history of the world. It is not charity; it is in the essence of justice to the gallant men who have gone to the colors, and to their loved ones at home. It has strengthened America's fighting forces as they have gone forth to battle; it has safeguarded the families left behind; and by its broad and generous 'provisions it has' taken from war its chief terror-fear for the future

WAR RISK ALLOTMENTS
Allotment Checks

In conducting the allotment, allowance, and insurance business for a large army, The Bureau of War Risk Insurance has had a gigantic task. The Bureau has labored under a great many difficulties. Chief among ' these difficulties is the fact that there were many errors and much incompleteness in applications for allotments and Government allowances, when these applications were received at the Bureau. It has therefore been impossible for allotment checks to be delivered to allottees promptly, in all cases.

Dependents of many soldiers may not receive final allotment checks until after the soldiers have been discharged. However, it is the purpose of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance to make final payments, in every case, at the earliest possible moment.

CORRESPONDENCE
Should a discharged soldier find it necessary to write regarding his allotment, his letter should be addressed to Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Allotment Section, Washington, D. C., and should include the following information

a. First, middle and last names.
b. Rank and organization at time allotment was made. c. Army serial number.
d. Name of allottee.
e. Address of allottee.
f. Kind of allotment (compulsory or voluntary).
g. Amount of allotment.
h. Total amount deducted from pay on account of allotment.
i. Effective date of allotment.
j. Date of discharge.
k. Future (home) address of enlisted man.
1. Did enlisted man claim exemption from compulsory allotment? (Circular No. 126, W. D., 1918).

CLASS E AND LIBERTY LOAN ALLOTMENTS
Communications concerning Class E, and Liberty Loan allotments (QMC Form 38) should be addressed to, Director of Finance, Pay of the Army Division, Allotment Branch, Washington, D. C.

COMPENSATION
Correspondence

All correspondence relating to compensation should be , addressed to "Compensation Section, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C.," and should always contain the following information:

a. Soldier's first name, middle name, and last name, in full.
b. Grade, organization and camp at time of discharge.
c. Army serial number.
d. Date of discharge or separation from the service.
e. Present address.

Death or Disability

a. Compensation is the modern American substitute for the pension. It applies to officers and enlisted men alike, when employed in active service, regardless of rank or pay, and is payable for death or disability incurred in line of duty and not caused by their own willful misconduct.
b. In case of DEATH, compensation, which ranges from twenty dollars ($20.00) to seventy-five dollars ($75.00) a month is paid to the soldier's or sailor's widow, children, and dependent father or mother. No other relatives are entitled to compensation. Compensation may be paid to a widow until remarriage, and to a child until the age of eighteen, or until marriage.
c. In case of DISABILITY, compensation is payable to the disabled person himself. If the disability is TOTAL, the amount of compensation varies from thirty dollars ($30:00) to ninety-five dollars ($95.00) per month, according to the size of the disabled man's family. In exceptional cases, a sum not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00) per month additional may be paid for the services of a nurse.
If the disability is PARTIAL, the compensation is a percentage of the compensation that would be payable for TOTAL disability and the amount varies according to the size of the disabled man's family, and the reduction in his earning capacity. In certain specific cases of TOTAL disability, such as the loss of both feet or both- hands or both eyes, or for becoming helpless or permanently bedridden, compensation is payable at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per month.

TOTAL DISABILITY DEFINED
Any impairment of mind or body, which renders it impossible for the disabled person to follow continuously any substantial gainful occupation shall be deemed (in Articles III and IV of the War Risk Insurance Act) to be total disability (Treasury Decision 20, War Risk Regulation No. 11, 1918.)

HOW COMPENSATION MAY BE OBTAINED
a. At time of discharge, a soldier who is entitled to compensation under provisions heretofore explained, should be sure that his company or detachment commander, the medical officer conducting his physical examination, and the officer in charge of his discharge, are acquainted with his condition and that Treasury Department Form No. 526 is prepared, in his case.
b. In case a man should discover after and within one year after separation from the service that he has sustained an injury or contracted disease in the line of duty when employed in active service which may result in disability or death, but which did not disable him and of which he had no knowledge at the time of separation from the service, he should communicate the fact immediately to the Compensation Section of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, giving his full name, Army serial number if an enlisted man, rank or grade, and organization; the date and place of his discharge or separation from the service; and, if possible, the date of his injury or disability. He should at the same time request to be furnished a certificate to the fact that at the time of his separation from the service he was suffering from a wound, injury, or disease which is likely to result in death or disability. This certificate must be obtained within one year from the date of separation from the service, and in order to obtain it the man must submit to a medical examination by a physician designated by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance.
c. No compensation shall be payable for death or disability which does not occur prior to or within one year from date of separation from the service.
d. No compensation is payable for disability unless claim is filed within five years after the date of separation from the service.
e. Dismissal or dishonorable discharge from the service terminates all rights to any compensation.
f. In order to procure compensation for disability, the claimant shall submit to an examination by a medical officer of the United States. If he refuses to submit to such examination, his right to compensation ceases.

COMPENSATION FROM DIFFERENT INSURANCE
Compensation is entirely separate and distinct from War Risk Insurance and should not be confused therewith.

WAR RISK INSURANCE
Premium Rate
Because the Government bears all overhead expenses and the extra war hazard, the cost of War Risk Insurance is extremely low. The premium rate depends on the man's age, and for the full ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) averages between six dollars ($6.00) and seven dollars ($7.00) per month

BENEFITS
In case of death of a person who holds ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) War Risk Insurance, the Government will pay, so long as there are persons living who are entitled to receive the same, monthly installments of fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($57.50) each, for twenty (20) years, which, taking interest in account, aggregates thirteen thousand, eight hundred dollars ($13,800.00). The insurance is made payable only to those included in the "permitted class" namely, spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother or sister, as defined in the War Risk Insurance Act.

In case of total permanent disability of the insured, these monthly installments of fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents ($57.50) each, will be paid to the disabled person throughout his life, even though he lives for more than twenty (20) years.

CONTINUANCE AFTER DISCHARGE
a. Article IV, Section 404, of the War Risk Insurance Act and subsequent regulations from the Bureau of War Risk Insurance provide that the insurance held by a soldier while in the service may be continued in the same form, at the same rates, and with the same benefits for a period of five (5) years after the termination of the war as declared by the proclamation of the President.
b. If a man desires to continue his War Risk Insurance, it will be necessary to make payments of the monthly premiums directly to the Disbursing Clerk, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Treasury Department, Washington. D. C. Check or money order should be made payable to the Treasurer of the United States. Every soldier, at time of discharge, will be supplied with printed instructions "Information Relative to Compensation and Continuance of War Risk Insurance," which will show the exact premium in each soldier's particular case for the next five years. Checks or money orders for monthly premiums should be sent to the Bureau on the first day of each month, or if more convenient, payment may be sent quarterly or annually in advance.

CONVERSION OF INSURANCE
Within five years after the termination of the war as declared by proclamation of the President, every man must apply to the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C., for the conversion of his present policy into some other from of permanent Government Insurance. His present policy will lapse unless converted within that time. The present term insurance may be converted without physical examination into standard forms of Government Insurance, including Ordinary Life, Twenty-Payment Life, Endowment maturing at age of sixty-two (62), and other usual forms. The Government desires that all men continue to keep up their insurance after they return to civil life. If the present term insurance is permitted to lapse, the valuable right to convert it into standard forms of low rate Government Insurance will be lost. The new forms of insurance named above will cost approximately from 30 to 35% less than the same policy would cost in any commercial company.

CORRESPONDENCE
a. All correspondence relating to War Risk Insurance should be addressed to "Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Treasury Department, Washington, D. C.," and should always contain the following information: First name, middle name, and last name, in full, no initials. Grade and organization at the time of applying for insurance. Army serial number.
Date of discharge or separation from the service. Present address.
b. Change of address of the insured, change of address of beneficiary, and change of beneficiary, should be reported as directed in paragraph (a) hereof.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING
1. The Federal Board for Vocational Education:
a. The Federal Board for Vocational Education is established by Act of Congress to assist in providing for the future of disabled soldiers. The Federal Board offers to assist the disabled soldier in securing employment and to provide opportunities for further training in his vocation, or, when he cannot continue his previous vocation, to train him in a new vocation.
b. All disabled men who need assistance in securing employment and all who may be entitled to vocational training should report to the representatives of the Federal Board in the Camp Insurance Building 1129 W., Camp Grant, or communicate with the Federal Board for Vocational Education, Sixth and E. Streets, Washington, D. C., or with one of the Federal Board's branch offices in any of the following cities:
Chicago, Ill., 110 S. Dearborn St.
Boston, Mass., Room 433, Tremont Building.
New York City, Room 617, 280 Broadway.
Philadelphia, Pa., Pennsylvania Square Bldg., 1416 S. Pennsylvania Square.
Washington, D. C. Baltic Building, 606 F. Street, N. W.
Atlanta, Ga., Candler Building.
New Orleans, La., 822 Maison Blanche Annex.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 906-907 Mercantile Library Building.
St. Louis, Mo., 517-521 Chemical Building.
Dallas, Texas.
Denver, Colorado.
Minneapolis, Minn.
San Francisco, California.
Seattle, Washington.

HOW TO GET TRAINING
a. Any soldier or sailor disabled not by reason of his own wilful misconduct, whose disability is severe enough to be really a handicap in securing employment, is eligible for training. For a disabled soldier or sailor to prove his eligibility, he must fill out Treasury Department Form No. 526, which is the application for cornpensation. This application will contain all necessary evidence to determine whether the man is eligible for training. This application may be delivered to any officer in charge of Vocational Training and Compensation Work, or it may be sent to any representative of the Federal Board, or to the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Compensation Section.

3.SUPPORT WHILE IN TRAINING:
a. The Federal Board for Vocational Training bears the entire cost of all training.
b. During the course of instruction, the Government will, in the case of a single man without dependants or a man required by his course of instruction to live apart from his dependents, pay him at least sixty-five dollars ($65.00) per month. In the case of non-commissioned officers, whose pay for the last month of active service was more than sixty-five dollars ($65.00) they will receive the same pay. In the case of a married man, he and his wife together will receive seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per month from the Government, provided they live together during the course of instruction. In case they live apart, the Government will pay the man sixtyfive dollars ($65.00) and the wife thirty dollars ($30.00) per month.
c. Where a disabled man needs to be trained for an occupation, the Federal Board will train him for any occupation which he desires to follow, provided his previous experience and ability are such that he can do successful work in the occupation, and provided it is possible for the Board to secure anywhere, in school, shop, farm, or office, or elsewhere, the facilities necessary to train him successfully for the occupation. (Mon. No. 1, Fed. Bd. for Voc. Ed., 1918).

END OF INFORMATION

ABBREVIATIONS FOR BRANCES OF SERVICE

AS.........Air service

ASA.........Air service

ASDC........Air service

ASSC.........Air service

ASMA........Air service

Amb C........Ambulance Corps

Am Tn........Ammunition Train

Arty........Artillery

AGD.....Adjutant Gen'l's Dept.

Bal Co.........Balloon Co.

Bin Co.........Balloon Co.

BH............Base Hospital

Cav...........Cavalry

CAC..........Coast Artillery Corps

CE..........Engineers

CWS......Chemical Warfare Ser.

COTS........Engineers

ConSur.....Contract Surgeon

DC...........Dental Corp

DB...........Dept. of Brigade

Dbrig..........Dept. of Brigade

DeptB..........Dept. of Brigade

Engrs..........Engineers

ECTS..........Engineers

ETR.............Engineers

Gds..............Guards

GSer........General Service

GH..........General Hospital

Inf..........Infantry

JAGD....Judge Advocates Dept.

LbrBtn..........Labor Battalion

MC............Medical Corps

MD............Medical Dept.

MTD..........Motor Transport Dept.

MTC...........Motor Transport Corps

MG..............Machine Gun

MGBn......Machine Gun Battalion

MGTC...Machine Gun Training Corps

Mech.............Mechanician

OrdC...........Ordinance Corps

ORC.............Officers' Reserve Corps

PH................Post Hospital

Prov.............Provisional

QMC............Quartermaster's Corps

Ret................Retired

STr...............Supply Train

SOS..............Service of Supply

SanC.............Sanitary Corps

SnTn.............Sanitary Train

SATC..........Students' Training Camp

SC.............Singal Corps

TngCen..........Training Center

TngDet............Training Detachment

USC...........U.S. Cadet

VetC...........Veterinary Corps

VTC............Veterinary Corps

WW I LIST OF AUTHORIZED ABBREVIATIONS

A.

Absent without leave .................................. AWOL

Accident ............................................... A

Adjutant .............................................. Adj

Adjutant General ...................................... AG

Adjutant General's Department ......................... AGD

Adjutant General's Office ............................. AGO

Adjutant General's Reserve Corps ...................... AGRC

Adjutant's Office ..................................... Adj O

Administrative Company ................................ Adm Co

Administrative Section, General Staff ................. Adm See GS

Advance Animal Transport Depot ........................ Adv AnI Trans Dep

Advance Guard ......................................... Adv Gd

Aero Construction Company ............................. Aer Co (Cons)

Aero Squadron (construction) .......................... Aer Sq (Cons)

Aero Squadron (repair) ................................ Aer Sq (Rep)

Aero Squadron (supply) ................................ Aer Sq (Sup)

Aide-de-camp .......................................... ADC

Air Park .............................................. Air Pk

Air Park Company ...................................... Air Pk Co

Air Service ........................................... AS

Air Service, Aircraft Production ...................... ASP

Air Service, Mechanics Regiment ....................... AS Mech Regt

Air Service, Military Aeronautics ..................... ASA

Air Service, Reserve Corps ............................ ASRC

Allotment ............................................. Almt

Allotted .............................................. Alot

Allowances ............................................ Alws

Ambulance Company ..................................... Amb Co

Ambulance Section ..................................... Amb See

Ambulance Service Park ................................ Amb Serv Pk

Ambulance Service Section ............................. Amb Serv See

American Expeditionary Forces ......................... AEF

American National Red Cross ........................... ARC

American Red Cross Convalescent Home .................. ARC Conv Home

American Red Cross Hospital ........................... ARC Hosp

Ammunition ............................................ Am

Ammunition Supply Company ............................. Am Sup Co,

Ammunition Train ...................................... Am Tn

Animal Transport Depot ................................ Anl Trans Dep

Antiaircraft Artillery ................................ A-AA

Antiaircraft Battery .................................. A-A Btry

Antiaircraft Headquarters ............................. A-A Hq

Antiaircraft Machine Gun Battalion .................... A-A MG Bn

Antiaircraft Machine Gun Company ...................... A-A MG Co

Antiaircraft Sector ................................... A-A Seer

Antiaircraft Service .................................. A-AS

Appointed ............................................. Aptd

Appointment ........................................... Apmt

April ................................................. Apr

Army .................................................. Army

Army Air Service ...................................... AAS

Army Artillery ........................................ AA

Army Artillery, Brigade Headquarters .................. AABHQ

Army Artillery Headquarters ........................... AAHQ

Army Artillery Park ................................... AA Pk

Army Corps ............................................ Army Corps

Army Headquarters ..................................... AHQ

Army Inspection Park .................................. Army Insp Pk

Army Mine Planter Service ............................. AMPS

Army Nurse Corps ...................................... ANC

Army Observation Group ................................ A Obsn Gp

Army Observation Wing ................................. A Obsn Wg

Army Operations Division, General Staff ............... AODGS

Army Regulations ...................................... AR

Army Reserve Material Unit ............................ Army Res Mat U

Army Service Corps .................................... ASC

Army Tank Headquarters ................................ A Tank Hq

Army Transport Service ................................ ATS

Army War College ...................................... AWC

Article of War ........................................ AW

Artillery ............................................. Arty

Assigned .............................................. Asgd

Assignment ............................................ Asgmt

Assistant ............................................. Asst

Assistant Band Leader ................................. A Bnd Ldr

Assistant Chauffeur ................................... A Cfr

Assistant Chief of Staff .............................. A C of S

Assistant Director of Railways ........................ A D Ry

Assistant Engineer .................................... A Engr

Assistant Packmaster .................................. A Pkmr

Assistant Provost Marshal ............................. APM

Assistant Veterinarian ................................ A Vet

August ................................................ Aug

Automatic Arms Repair Detachment ...................... Aut Arms Rep Det

B.

Bakery Company ........................................ Bkry Co

Balloon Company ....................................... Bln Co

Balloon Group ......................................... Bln Gp

Balloon Wing .......................................... Bln Wg

Band Corporal ......................................... Bnd Corp

Band Leader ........................................... Bnd Ldr

Band Sergeant ......................................... Bnd Sgt

Barracks .............................................. Bks

Base Animal Transport Depot ........................... Base Anl Trans Dep

Base Hospital ......................................... Base Hosp

Base Veterinary Hospital .............................. Base Vet Hosp

Battalion ............................................. Bn

Battalion Adjutant .................................... Bn Adj

Battalion Commander ................................... Bn Comdr

Battalion Engineers, Camouflage ....................... Bn Engrs Cam

Battalion Engineers, Mounted .......................... Bn Engrs Mtd

Battalion Engineers-Service ........................... Bn Engrs (Serv)

Battalion Engineers--Flash & Sound Ranging ............. Bn Engrs (F & SR

Battalion Sergeant Major .............................. Bn Sgt Maj

Battalion Supply Sergeant ............................. Bn Sup Sgt

Battery ............................................... Btry

Battery Commander ..................................... Btry Comdr

Battery Orders ....................................... O

Biplane Pursuit Group ................................. Bip Purs Gp

Biplane Pursuit Squadron .............................. Bip Purs Sq

Biplane Pursuit Wing .................................. Bip Purs Wg

Brigade ............................................... Brig

Brigade Adjutant ...................................... Brig Adj

Brigade Commander ..................................... Brig Comdr

Brigade Headquarters .................................. BHQ

Brigadier General ..................................... Brig Gen

Bugler ................................................ BgIr

Bugler, first class ................................... BgIr 1cl

Bulletin .............................................. Bul

Bureau of War Risk Insurance .......................... BWRI

Butchery Company ...................................... Butch Co

C.

Camp Hospital ......................................... Camp Hosp

Camp Infirmary ........................................ Camp Ifmy

Camp Quartermaster .................................... Camp QM

Canal Zone ............................................ CZ

Captain ............................................... Capt

Casemate Electrician .................................. Cm Elec

Cavalry ............................................... Cav

Cavalry Brigade ....................................... Cav Brig

Cavalry Division ...................................... Cav Div

Cavalry Division Headquarters ......................... Cav Div Hq

Cavalry Drill Regulations ............................. CDR

Cavalry Reserve Corps ................................. Cav RC

Central Department .................................... C Dept

Central Officers' Training School ..................... COTS

Changes ............................................... C

Changes Army Regulations .............................. CAR

Chaplain .............................................. Chap

Character ............................................. Char

Chauffeur ............................................. Cfr

Chauffeur, first class ................................ Cfr 1cl

Chief Engineer Officer ................................ CEO

Chief Loader .......................................... Ch Load

Chief Mechanic ........................................ Ch Mec

Chief Ordnance Officer ................................ COO

Chief Planter ......................................... Ch Plan

Chief Quartermaster ................................... CQM

Chief Signal Officer .................................. CSO

Chief Surgeon ......................................... C Surg

Chief of Air Service .................................. C of AS

Chief of Artillery .................................... C of A

Chief of Cavalry ...................................... C of Cav

Chief of Coast Artillery .............................. C of CA

Chief of Engineers .................................... C of E

Chief of Infantry ..................................... C of Inf

Chief of Militia Bureau ............................... C of MB

Chief of Motor Transport Corps ........................ C of MTC

Chief of Ordnance ..................................... C of Ord

Chief of Staff ........................................ C of S

Chief of Tank Corps ................................... C of Tank Corps

Circular .............................................. Cir

Clerk ................................................. Clk

Clothing .............................................. CIO

Clothing and Bath Unit ................................ CIO & Bth U

Coast Artillery ....................................... CA

Coast Artillery Corps ................................. CAC

Coast Artillery Drill Regulations ..................... CADR

Coast Defenses ........................................ C Def

Colonel ............................................... Col

Color Sergeant ........................................ Col Sgt

Commanding General .................................... CG

Commanding General, Service of Supply ................. CG SOS

Commanding Officer .................................... CO

Commutation ........................................... Com

Company ............................................... Co

Company Commander ..................................... Co Comdr

Company Orders ........................................ O

Compilation of General Orders, Circulars and Bulletins, War Department, 1881-1915 ............. C of O 1881-1915

Compilation of Orders, 1916 Supplement ................ C of O 1916 Sup

Confined .............................................. Conf

Confinement ........................................... Confin

Construction Company .................................. Cons Co

Continued ............................................. Contd

Contract Surgeon ...................................... Cont Surg

Convalescent Camp .................................... Conv Camp

Convalescent Depot .................................... Conv Dep

Cook .................................................. Ck

Corporal ............................................. Corp

Corporal Bugler ....................................... Corp Bglr

Corps Air Service ..................................... Corps AS

Corps Artillery Park .................................. Corps Arty Pk

Corps Mobile Veterinary Hospital ...................... Corps Mob Vet Hosp

Corps of Engineers .................................... CE

Corps of Intelligence Police .......................... CIP

Coxswain .............................................. Coxn

D.

Day Bombardment Group ................................. Day Bomb Gp

Day Bombardment Squadron ............................. Day Bomb Sq

Day Bombardment Wing .................................. Day Bomb Wg

December .............................................. Dec

Dental Corps .......................................... DC

Dental Reserve Corps .................................. DRC

Department ............................................ Dept

Department Commander .................................. Dept Comdr

Department Hospital ................................... Dept Hosp

Depot Battalion ....................................... Dep Bn

Depot Quartermaster .................................... DQM

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff ....................... DAC of S

Deputy Chief of Staff ................................. DC of S

Detached Officers List ................................ DOL

Detached Service ...................................... DS

Detachment ............................................ Det

Died of Disease ....................................... D

Died of Wounds ........................................ DW

Director of Finance ................................... D of Fin

Director of Military Intelligence Division, Gen- eral Staff ....................................... D of MID GS

Director of Operations, General Staff ................. D of O GS

Director of Purchase and Storage ...................... D of PS

Director of Purchase, Storage and Traffic ............. D of PST

Director of Railways .................................. D of Ry

Director of War Plans Division, General Staff. ......... D of WPD GS

Discharge, discharged ................................. Disch

Discontinued .......................................... Discontd

Dishonorably Discharged ............................... Dishon Disch

Distinguished-service Cross ........................... DSC

Distinguished-service Medal ........................... DSM

District .............................................. Dist

Division .............................................. Div

Division Adjutant ..................................... Div Adj

Division Air Service .................................. Div AS

Division Headquarters ................................. DHQ

Division Judge Advocate ............................... Div JA

Division Ordnance Officer ............................. Div OO

Division Quartermaster ................................ Div QM

E.

Eastern Department .................................... E Dept

Electrician Sergeant, first class ..................... Elec Sgt 1cl

Electrician Sergeant, second class .................... Elec Sgt 2cl

Embarkation Service ................................... Emb Serv

Emergency Officer ..................................... EO

Engineer .............................................. Engr

Engineer Department .................................. Engr Dept

Engineer Field Manual ................................. Engr Fld M

Engineer Reserve Corps ................................ Engr RC

Engineer Train ......................................... Engr Tn

Engineers ............................................. Engrs

Enlisted .............................................. EnI

Enlisted Man .......................................... EM

Enlistment ............................................ Enlmt

Enlisted Reserve Corps ................................ ERC

Evacuation Ambulance Company .......................... Evac Amb Co

Evacuation Hospital ................................... Evac Hosp

Excellent ............................................. Ex

Executive Assistant, Chief of Staff ................... Ex AC of S

Executive Division , General Staff .................... Ex Div GS

Expert Rifleman ....................................... ER

Expiration Term of Service ............................ ETS

Extra Duty ............................................ ED

F.

February .............................................. Feb

Federal Service ....................................... Fed Serv

Field Artillery ....................................... FA

Field Artillery Drill Regulations ..................... FADR

Field Artillery Reserve Corps ......................... FARC

Field Clerk ........................................... F Clk

Field Hospital ......................................... F Hosp

Field Laboratory ...................................... F Laby

Field Orders .......................................... FO

Field Remount Squadron ................................ F Rem Sq

Field Service Regulations ............................. FSR

Field Signal Battalion ................................ F Sig Bn

Field Signal Battalion, Motorized ..................... F Sig Bn Mtz

Field Signal Battalion, Mounted ....................... F Sig Bn Mtd

Fireman ............................................... Fm

Fire Truck and Hose Company ........................... FT & H Co

First-class Gunner .................................... 1cl Gun

First Lieutenant ...................................... 1st Lt

First Sergeant ........................................ 1st Sgt

Forfeit ............................................... Forf

Fort .................................................. Ft

Fraudulent ............................................ Fraud

Friday ................................................ Fri

From .................................................. fr

Furlough .............................................. Fur

G.

General ............................................... Gen

General Court Martial ................................. GCM

General Court Martial Order ........................... GCMO

General Headquarters .................................. GHQ

General Hospital ...................................... Gen Hosp

General Order ......................................... GO

General Repair Shop ................................... Gen Rep Sh

General Service, Infantry ............................. GSI

General Staff ......................................... GS

General Staff Corps ................................... GSC

General Staff Officer No. 1 ........................... G1

General Staff Officer No. 2 ........................... G2

General Staff Officer No. 3 ........................... G3

General Staff Officer No. 4 ........................... G4

General Staff Officer No. 5 ........................... G5

Good .................................................. G

Graves Registration Unit .............................. Gr Reg Unit

Guard ................................................. Gd

Guard Company ......................................... Gd Co

Guard and Fire Company ................................ GF Co

Gun Commander ......................................... Gn Comdr

Gun Pointer ........................................... Gn Ptr

H.

Hawaiian Department ................................... H Dept

Headquarters Company .................................. Hq Co

Headquarters Troop .................................... Hq Tr

Heavy Artillery ....................................... Hv A

Heavy Artillery Mobile Repair Shop .................... Hv A Mob Rep Sh

Heavy Field Artillery ................................. Hv FA

Heavy Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop ..................... Hv Mob Ord Re Sh

Heavy Tank Battalion .................................. Hv Tank Bn

Honorably Discharged .................................. Hon Disch

Horse Artillery ....................................... HA

Horseshoer ............................................ Hs

Hospital Sergeant ..................................... Hosp Sgt

Hospital Ship ......................................... Hosp Ship

Hospital Train ........................................ Hosp Tn

I.

Inclosure ............................................. Incl

Inclusive ............................................. Inc

Indorsement ........................................... Ind

Inducted .............................................. Inctd

Infantry .............................................. Inf

Infantry Brigade ...................................... Inf Brig

Infantry Division ..................................... Inf Div

Infantry Drill Regulations ............................ IDR

Infantry Replacement .................................. Inf Repl

Infantry Reserve Corps ................................ Inf RC

In Hands of Civil Authorities ......................... In Hands C Auth

Inland Waterway Company ............................... Inl Wy Co

Inspected and Condemned ............................... IC

Inspector General ..................................... IG

Inspector General's Department ........................ IGD

Inspector General's Reserve Corps ..................... IGRC

Instrument Repair Unit ................................ Inst Rep Unit

Interpreter ........................................... Intpr

J.

January ............................................... Jan

Joined ................................................ Jd

Judge Advocate ........................................ JA

Judge Advocate General ................................ JAG

Judge Advocate, General Courts-Martial ................ JAGCM

Judge Advocate General's Department ................... JAGD

Judge Advocate General's Reserve Corps ................ JAGRC

July .................................................. Jul }To be used only when

June .................................................. Jun } date space is limited.

Junior Military Aviator ............................... Jun Mil Av

K.

Kansas ................................................ Ks

Killed ................................................ Kd

Killed in action ...................................... KA

L.

Laboratory Unit ....................................... Laby Unit

Laundry Company ....................................... Laun Co

Leave of Absence ...................................... Lv

Letter of Instruction ................................. Let Inst

Lieutenant ............................................ Lt

Lieutenant Colonel .................................... Lt Col

Lieutenant General .................................... Lt Gen

Line of Duty .......................................... Ld

M.

Machine Gun Battalion ................................. MG Bn

Machine Gun Battalion, Antiaircraft ................... MG Bn A-A

Machine Gun Battalion, Motorized ...................... MG Bn Mtz

Machine Gun Company ................................... MG Co

Machine Gun Firing Manual ............................. MGFM

Machine Gun Squadron .................................. MG Sq

Machine Gun Squadron, Motorized ....................... MG Sq Mtz

Machine Gun Troop ..................................... MG Tr

Major ................................................. Maj

Major General ......................................... Maj Gen

Manual for Army Bakers ................................ MAB

Manual for Army Cooks. ................................ MAC

Manual for Courts-Martial ............................. MCM

Manual of Interior Guard Duty ......................... MIGD

Manual for the Medical Department ..................... MMD

Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates ......................................... MNCOP

Manual of Physical Training ........................... MPT

Manual for the Quartermaster Corps .................... MQMC

Manual of Topography .................................. M Topog

March ................................................. Mch

Marksman ............................................... Mm

Master Electrician .................................... Mr Elec

Master Engineer, Senior Grade ......................... Mr Engr sr gr

Master Engineer, Junior Grade ......................... Mr Engr jr gr

Master Gunner ......................................... Mr Gun

Master Hospital Sergeant .............................. Mr Hosp Sgt

Master Signal Electrician ............................. Mr Sig Elec

May ................................................... May

Mechanic .............................................. Mec

Mechanician ........................................... Mecn

Medal of Honor ........................................ MH

Medical Corps .......................................... MC

Medical Department .................................... MD

Medical Depot ......................................... Med Dep

Medical Laboratory .................................... Med Laby

Medical Reserve Company ............................... Med Res Co

Medical Reserve Corps ................................. MRC

Medical Supply Company ................................ Med Sup Co

Medical Supply Depot .................................. Med Sup Dep

Memorandum ............................................ Memo

Memorandum Receipt .................................... M/R

Mess Sergeant ......................................... Mess Sgt

Meteorological Service ................................ Met Serv

Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery District .............. MACAD

Military Aviator ...................................... Mil Av

Military Intelligence Division, General Staff .......... MID GS

Military Police ....................................... MP

Military Police Corps ................................. MPC

Miscellaneous ......................................... Misc

Mobile Hospital ....................................... Mob Hosp

Mobile Laboratory ..................................... Mob Laby

Mobile Laundry Unit ................................... Mob Laun Unit

Mobile Operating Unit ................................. Mob Opr Unit

Mobile Optical Unit ................................... Mob Optic Unit

Mobile Ordnance Repair Shop ........................... Mob Ord Rep Sh

Mobile Veterinary Hospital ............................ Mob Vet Hosp

Monday ................................................ Mon

Monoplace Pursuit Brigade ............................. Mon Purs Brig

Monoplace Pursuit Group ............................... Mon Purs Gp

Monoplace Pursuit Squadron ............................ Mon Purs Sq

Monoplace Pursuit Wing ................................ Mon Purs Wg

Monoplace Pursuit Brigade ............................. Mnp Purs Brig

Month ................................................. Mo

Months ................................................ Mos

Motor Car Company ..................................... MC Co

Motorcycle Company .................................... Mtcl Co

Motor Dispatch Service ................................ MDS

Motor Sergeant ........................................ M Sgt

Motor Supply Train .................................... M Sup Tn

Motor Transport Company ............................... MT Co

Motor Transport Corps ................................. MTC

Motor Transport Corps Park ............................ MTC Pk

Motor Transport Corps Reserve Park .................... MTC Res Pk

Motor Truck Company ................................... M Trk Co

Multiengine Night Bombardment 'Brigade ................ M-eng Nt Bomb Brig

Multiengine Night Bombardment Group ................... M-eng Nt Bomb Gp

Multiengine Night Bombardment Squadron ................ M-eng Nt Bomb Sq

Multiengine Night Bombardment Wing .................... M-eng Nt Bomb Wg

Murdered .............................................. M

Musician .............................................. Mus

Musician, first class ................................. Mus 1cl

Musician, second class ................................ Mus 2cl

Musician, third class ................................. Mus 3cl

N.

National Army ......................................... NA

National Guard ........................................ NG

Noncommissioned Officer ............................... NCO

North Atlantic Coast Artillery District ............... NACAD

Northeastern Department ............................... NE Dept

North Pacific Coast Artillery District ................ NPCAD

Not in line of duty ................................... Not LD

November .............................................. Nov

Number ................................................ No

O.

Observation Group ..................................... Obsn Gp

Observation Squadron .................................. Obsn Sq

Observation Wing ...................................... Obsn Wg

Observer, first class ................................. Ohs 1cl

Observer, second class ................................ Ohs 2cl

October ............................................... Oct

Ordnance Department ................................... Ord Dept

Ordnance Depot ........................................ Ord Dep

Ordnance Officer ...................................... OO

Ordnance Reserve Corps ................................ Ord RC

Ordnance Sergeant ..................................... Ord Sgt

Outpost Company ....................................... Out Co

P.

Packmaster ............................................ Pkmr

Paid .................................................. Pd

Panama Canal Department ............................... PC Dept

Panama Coast Artillery District ....................... PCAD

Paragraph ............................................. Par

Park .................................................. Pk

Personnel Adjutant .................................... PI Adj

Philippine Department ................................. P Dept

Philippine Scouts ..................................... PS

Photographic Laboratory ............................... Photo Laby

Photo Section ......................................... Photo Sec

Pioneer Regiment, Infantry ............................ Pion Inf

Platoon ............................................... Plat

Plotter ............................................... Plot

Ponton ................................................ Pon

Porto Rican Regiment, Infantry ........................ PRRI

Postal Express Service ................................ PES

Post Exchange ......................................... PE

Post Hospital ......................................... P Hosp

Post Laundry .......................................... PL

Private ............................................... Pvt

Private, first class .................................. Pvt 1cl

Provost Marshal General ............................... PMG

Provost Marshal General's Department .................. PMGD

Provost Marshal General's Office ...................... PMGO

Purchase, Storage & Traffic, General Staff ............ PS & T GS

Q.

Qualified ............................................. Qual

Quartermaster ......................................... QM

Quartermaster Corps ................................... QMC

Quartermaster General ................................. QM Gen

Quartermaster General's Office ........................ QMGO

Quartermaster Reserve Corps ........................... QMRC

Quartermaster Sergeant ................................ QM Sgt

Quartermaster Sergeant, senior grade .................. QM Sgt sr gr

Quarters .............................................. Qrs

R.

Radio Section ......................................... Rad See

Radio Sergeant ........................................ Rad Sgt

Railhead Detachment ................................... Rhd Det

Railhead Supply Detachment ............................ Rhd Sup Det

Railroad Transportation Officer ....................... RTO

Railway Ordnance Repair Shop .......................... Ry Ord Rep Sh

Railway Transport Corps ............................... RTC

Reappointed ........................................... Reaptd

Received .............................................. Reed

Recruit ............................................... Rct

Reduced ............................................... Rd

Reenlisted ............................................ Reenl

Reference ............................................. Re

Reference to telegram ................................. Retel

Refrigerating Plant Company ........................... Ref Pl Co

Regiment .............................................. Regt

Regimental ............................................ Regtl

Regimental Sergeant Major ............................. Regtl Sgt Maj

Regimental Special Orders ............................. RSO

Regimental Supply Sergeant ............................ Regtl Sup Sgt

Regiment Engineers-Construction ....................... Regt Engrs (Cons)

Regiment Engineers-Electrical and Mechani- cal ....................................................Regt Engrs

Regiment Engineers-Forestry ........................... Regt Engrs (For)

Regiment Engineers-General Construction ................ Regt Engrs (Gen Cons)

Regiment Engineers-Light Railway Opera- tion ............................................. Regt Engrs (Lt R

Regiment Engineers-Mining ............................. Regt Engrs (Min)

Regiment Engineers-Quarry ............................. Regt Engrs Quarr

Regiment Engineers-Road Service ....................... Regt Engrs (Rd Serv)

Regiment Engineers-Sappers ............................ Regt Engrs (Sap)

Regiment Engineers--Searchlight ....................... Regt Engrs (SL)

Regiment Engineers-Supply and Shop .................... Regt Engrs (Sup & Sh)

Regiment Engineers-Supply Service ..................... Regt Engrs (Sup Serv)

Regiment Engineers-Topographical and Sur- vey ............................................... Regt Engrs (T & S)

Regiment Engineers-Water Supply Service ................ Regt Engrs (W Sup Serv)

Regular Army .......................................... RA

Relieved .............................................. Reld

Remount Depot ......................................... Rmt Dep

Remount Service ....................................... Rmt Serv

Repair Section ........................................ Rep See

Repair Unit ........................................... Rep Unit

Replacement and Salvage Company ....................... Repl & Salv Co

Requalified ........................................... Requal

Reserve Officers' Training Corps ...................... ROTC

Reserve Vehicle Depot ................................. Res Veh Dep

Road Service .......................................... Rd Serv

Rules of Land Warfare ................................. RLW

S.

Sales Commissary ...................................... Sales Comsy

Sales Commissary Unit ................................. Sales Comsy Unit

Salvage Company ....................................... Salv Co

Same date ............................................. sd

Sanitary Corps ........................................ Sn C

Sanitary Squad ........................................ Sn Sqd

Sanitary Train ........................................ Sn Tn

Saturday .............................................. Sat

Secretary, General Staff .............................. SGS

Secretary of War ...................................... Sec War

Section ............................................... Sec

Sector ................................................ Secr

Sentence .............................................. Sent

Sentenced ............................................. Sentd

September ............................................. Sept

Sergeant .............................................. Sgt

Sergeant Bugler ....................................... Sgt Bglr

Sergeant, first class ................................. Sgt 1cl

Sergeant Major ........................................ Sgt Maj

Sergeant Major, junior grade .......................... Sgt Mai jr gr

Sergeant Major, senior grade .......................... Sgt Mai sr gr

Service Battalion ..................................... Serv Bn

Service Battalion Reserve ............................. Serv Bn Res

Service Company ....................................... Serv Co

Service of Light Railways ............................. Serv Lt Ry

Service of Supply ..................................... SOS

Service Park Unit ..................................... Serv Pk Unit

Sharpshooter .......................................... Ss

Ship Repair Shop ...................................... Ship Rep Sh

Sick .................................................. Sk

Signal Corps .......................................... Sig C

Signal Corps Depot .................................... Sig C Dep

Signal Reserve Corps .................................. Sig RC

Signal Officer ........................................ Sig O

Single Engine Night Bombardment Group .................. S-eng Nt Bomb Gp

Single Engine Night Bombardment Squadron ............... S-eng Nt Bomb Sq

Single Engine Night Bombardment Wing .................. S-eng Nt Bomb Wg

Small Arms Ammunition ................................. SA Am

Small Arms Firing Manual .............................. SAFM

Soldier ............................................... Sol

South Atlantic Coast Artillery District ............... SACAD

Southeastern Department ............................... SE Dept

Southern 'Department .................................. S Dept

South Pacific Coast Artillery District ................ SPCAD

Special Court Martial ................................. Sp CM

Special Court Martial Order ........................... Sp CMO

Special Duty .......................................... SD

Special Orders ........................................ SO

Special Regulations ................................... SR

Squad ................................................. Sqd

Squadron .............................................. Sq

Squadron Sergeant Major ............................... Sq Sgt Maj

Squadron Supply Sergeant .............................. Sq Sup Sgt

Stable Sergeant ....................................... Stab Sgt

Statement of Charges .................................. S of C

Station ............................................... Sta

Stevedore Battalion ................................... Stev Bn

Stevedore Company ..................................... Stev Co

Subsistence ........................................... Sub

Summary Court ......................................... SC

Sunday ................................................ Sun

Supply Company ........................................ Sup Co

Supply Depot .......................................... Sup Dep

Supply Officer ......................................... Sup O

Supply Sergeant ....................................... Sup Sgt

Supply Train .......................................... Sup Tn

Supply Troop .......................................... Sup Tr

Surgeon ............................................... Surg

Surgeon's Certificate of Disability ................... SCD

Surgeon General ....................................... Sur Gen

Surgeon General's Office .............................. SGO

Surgical Assistant .................................... Surg Asst

Switchboard Operator .................................. Sb O

T.

Tank Battalion ........................................ Tank Bn

Tank Brigade .......................................... Tank Brig

Tank Company .......................................... Tank Co

Tank Corps ............................................ Tank C

Telegraph Battalion ................................... Tel Bn

The Adjutant General of the Army ...................... TAG

Thursday .............................................. Thurs

Train ................................................. Tn

Train Headquarters and Military Police ................ Tn Hq & MP

Training Center ....................................... Tng Cen

Transferred ........................................... Trid

Transportation ........................................ T

Transportation Company ................................ T Co

Transportation Corps .................................. TC

Transportation Regiment ............................... T Regt

Transportation Request ................................ T/R

Trench Mortar Battalion ............................... TM Bn

Trench Mortar Battery ................................. TM Btry

Troop ................................................. Tr

Troop Orders .......................................... O

Tuesday ............................................... Tues

U.

Unassigned ............................................ Unasgd

United States ......................................... US

United States Army .................................... USA

United States Marine Corps ............................ USMC

United States Navy .................................... USN

V.

Verbal Orders ......................................... VO

Very Good ............................................. VG

Veterinarian .......................................... Vet

Veterinary Corps ...................................... VC

Veterinary Hospital ................................... Vet Hosp

Veterinary Reserve Corps .............................. VRC

Veterinary Service .................................... Vet Serv

Voucher ............................................... Vou

W.

Wagon Company ......................................... Wag Co

Wagoner ............................................... Wag

War Department ........................................ WD

War Plans Division, General Staff ..................... WPD GS

Warrant ............................................... Wrnt

Warrant Officer ....................................... Wrnt Off

War Risk Insurance .................................... WRI

Water Tank Train ...................................... W Tank Tn

Wednesday ............................................. Wed

Western Department .................................... W Dept



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SERGEANT LEONARD MURPHY VETERINARY HOSPITAL NO. 18, A.E.F., WW1
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Sergeant Leonard Murphy Veterinary Hospital No. 18, A.E.F., WW1


POLK COUNTY WISCONSIN THOSE THAT SERVED IN WW1
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Polk County Wisconsin in WW1


FORT ORD U.S. ARMY STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL (HORSE) WW2
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Fort Ord U.S. Army Station Veterinary Hospital (Horse) WW2


11TH CAVALRY PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 1919 TO 1940
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11th Cavalry Presidio of Monterey, 1919 to 1940


76TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 1922 TO 1940
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76th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion




U.S. ARMY VETERINARY CORPS HISTORICAL PRESERVATION GROUP

Motto: “Illic est Vires in Numerus” There is Strength in Numbers

“Working Hard to Preserve Our Country’s History wherever it is being lost”

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group is a group of individuals that are concerned about the preservation of the History of the Veterinary Corps, Remount Service and Cavalry or wherever our country’s history is being lost in conjunction with our beloved “Horse and Mule”. There is no cost to join and membership is for life. We believe by uniting together in numbers we will be a more powerful force to be heard. Our membership list is private and only used to contact our members. Email us and become a member.

Greg Krenzelok
gregkrenzelok@msn.com

FACEBOOK: U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group

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U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group