Headstone and Marker Inscription Abbreviations - National Cemetery Administration
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National Cemetery Administration


Headstone and Marker Inscription Abbreviations

The following lists provide the most commonly inscribed abbreviations placed on Government-furnished headstones and markers:

Branches of Service & Designations
War Service Inscription Items
Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Specialties


Air Force
Army Air Corps
Army Air Forces
Coast Guard
Marine Corps
Merchant Marines
All Others