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Key to "Casualty Death Status" Abbreviations:

DOD = "Died of Disease . Those who suffered fatal sickness, as opposed to WOUNDS."
[No Purple Heart awarded]

DNB = "Died Non-Battle . Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from homicide, suicide or
accidents outside combat areas [including training and manuever deaths]." [No Purple Heart awarded]

DOA = "Died of Accident . [Category used in the book Soldiers of the Great War instead of DNB]." [No Purple Heart awarded]

DOW = "Died of Wounds [ph]. Persons who were wounded in battle and later died."
[An automatic Purple Heart awarded]

KIA = "Killed in Action [ph]. An individual who was killed in action, whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping. [An automatic Purple Heart awarded]

MIA = "Missing in Action/Missing [mia]. A casualty classification assigned to combatants, military chaplains, combat medics, and prisoners of war who are reported missing during wartime or ceasefire. They may have been killed, become prisoners of war, wounded, lost at sea, or deserted. If deceased, neither their remains nor grave has been positively identified. Becoming MIA has been an occupational risk for as long as there has been warfare or ceasefire." [Not an automatic Purple Heart awarded]

WIA = "Wounded in Action [ph]. An individual who was wounded in action, whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping. [An automatic Purple Heart awarded]

Casualty Deaths 6 Apr 1917 to 31 Dec 1920 inclusive and with award of victory medal which required one day of duty 6 Apr 1917 to 11 Nov 1918.

Key to "Grade" Abbreviations:

GRADE: This is synonymous with the misnomer "rank", and the abbreviations which may be found in these tables are as follows:
MAJ, Major;
CAPT, Captain;
1LT, First Lieutenant;
2LT, Second Lieutenant;
SGT, Sergeant;
CPL, Corporal;
PFC, Private First Class;
CK, Cook;
FAR, Farrier;
SDLR, Saddler;
MEC, Mechanic;
WAG, Wagoner;
PVT, Private;
AS, Apprentice Seaman;
S2C, Seaman 2d class;
Mus2c, Musician 2d class;
PhM3c, Pharmacist's Mate 3d class;

Key to Misc. Abbreviations:

GRS, Graves Registration Service
USAT, U.S. Army Transport, transport ship

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Purple Heart and World War One Victory Medals (ribbons only shown)

The Purple Heart medal phribbon can legally be authorized to only three groups of personnel:
    First, those wounded or injured as a direct result of hostile enemy action.

    Second, those wounded or injured as a direct result of friendly fire (FF). (Broadly speaking, FF occurs only during a hostile encounter or initiative with, or in response to, an enemy when someone on your side mistakes you for the enemy.) Or when injured by your own non-projectile weapon (bayonet, sword, blunt instrument, etc.) or projectile weapons fire (bullet, explosive device, etc) while engaging, responding to or attacking an enemy.

    Third, POWs injured or wounded as a result of individually directed conflict or punishment with their captor in violation of any article of the Geneva Convention Rules of Warfare Concerning the Treatment of Prisoners of War whether or not the captor's government is a signatory to the Convention.

The World War One Victory medal ww1victory can legally be authorized to personnel serving in any military branch in dates 6 Apr 1917 to 11 Nov 1918, even one day.

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ARMY Abbreviations Used in World War 1 Service Discharge Cards

Abbreviation Definition
AdjAdjutant
AEFAmerican Expeditionary Forces
AerAero [as in Aero Squadron]
AmAmmunition
AmbAmbulance
AmmoAmmunition
ANCArmy Nurse Corps
ArtArtillery
ASAir Service [started as the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps.]
ASCArmy Service Corps
ASSCAviation Section of the Signal Corps [Air Service was used for the same.]
AutAutomatic
  
BatBattery [similar to an infantry company.]
BdeBrigade
BglrBugler
BHBase Hospital
BkryBakery
BlnBalloon
BnBattalion [unit of a regiment.]
BSBronze Star
BtryBattery [similar to an infantry company.]
  
CACCoast Artillery Corps
CasCasual [as a Cas Co or Cas Det which is waiting further assignment or discharge]
CavCavalry
CfrCheuffeur
CharCharacter
CkCook
ClClass
CoCompany [unit of a battalion and a regiment.]
ConsConstruction
Corp CplCorporal
CpCamp
Cpt CaptCaptain
  
DCDental Corps
DepDepot
DeptDepartment
DetDetachment [a specialized unit serving a battalion or a regiment.]
DevDevelopment
DischDischarged
DivDivision
DSCDistinguished Service Cross
  
EngrEngineer
ERCEnlisted Reserve Corps
EvacEvacuation
  
FAField Artillery
FarFarrier
FCGFrench Croix de Guerre
FldField
FtFort
  
Gd GdsGuard Guards
GenGeneral
GnGun
GrpGroup
GRSGraves Registration Service
  
HonHonorable
HospHospital
HqHeadquarters
HsHorseshoer
HTHawaiian Territory
  
InfInfantry
  
JG jgJunior Grade [as in Lt(jg) in the Navy]
  
KIAKilled In Action
  
LtLieutenant
  
Mach Gn MGMachine Gun
MajMajor
MCMedical Corps
MchMarch
MDMedical Department
MecMechanic
MedMedical
MobMobile
MP MPCMilitary Police Corps
MTCMotor Transport Corps
MusMusician
  
NGNational Guard
NSNNo Serial Number
  
ObObserver
OLCOakleaf Cluster
ORCOfficer Reserve Corps
OrdOrdnance
OTSOfficer Training School
  
PPost and Philippine
PCPanama Canal
PHPurple Heart
PIPhilippine Islands
PkPark
ProvProvisional
PvtPrivate
  
QMCQuartermaster Corps
  
RctRecruit
RegtRegiment
ReplReplacement
RepRepair
ResReserve
RmtRemount
  
SanSanitary [Medical Dept]
SATCStudents Army Training Corps
SdlrSaddler
SecSection
ServService
Sig CSignal Corps
SgtSergeant
SOSService Of Supply
SqSquadron
SSSilver Star
StaStation
SupSupply
  
TCTransportation Corps
TelTelegragh or Telephone
TMTrench Mortar
TnTrain [railroad and wagon trains]
TngTraining
TrTroop
TrkTruck
TrngTraining
  
USATUS Army Transport [used with a ship's name]
  
VCVeterinary Corps
VetVeterinarian
  
WagWagoner
WIAWounded In Action