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Veterans, Barber County, Kansas

Veterans in front of the Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 26 June 1919.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

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Veterans in front of the Barber County Court House, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, 26 June 1919
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The Black Hawk War

The War Of The Rebellion (The Civil War)

Indian Scare of 1874 in Barber County, Kansas

The Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Desert Storm

Barber County Veterans Memorial, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.
Barber County Veterans Memorial, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Photo by Nathan Lee, October 2006.


Research Sources on Veterans From Barber County, Kansas

Kansas Military Records   "The Kansas State Historical Society holds a wealth of information about military engagements and those who participated in them. The society’s library, manuscripts, and State Archives holdings contain documents and publications that describe Kansas soldiers and Kansas conflicts."

World War II Kansas Veterans Index   This database from the Kansas State Historical Society contains more than 227,000 entries of male and female Kansas veterans of the armed forces who served between September 16, 1940 and June 30, 1946. This comprehensive data comes directly from Adjutant General Selective Service Board lists.

Naval Historical Center:   Naval Historical Center Mission: To enhance the U.S. Navy's effectiveness by preserving, analyzing and interpreting its hard-earned experience and history for the Navy and the American people.

Barber County, Kansas, World War II Army Enlistment Records

Barber County, Kansas, World War II Army Enlistment Records - Reserve Corps

World War I Draft Registrations at RootsWeb.

NARA: U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

Veteran's Administration Nationwide Grave Locater

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

National Personnel Records Center - Military Personnel Records

Missing Air Crew Reports (MACR)s

U.S. Army Air Forces, Research Tips

WWRM (World War II Families for the Return of the Missing): "An advocacy group of volunteers that can assist in the confusing and often frustrating process of locating and repatriating the remains of our missing service personnel from World War II."

Discover the Story of Your World War II Veteran   "Was your family one of the hundreds of thousands who lost a loved one in World War II? If you want to discover his or her story, but don't know where to begin, this article by Terry Phillips is for you."

Prevention of Loss of Manpower From Psychiatric Disorders, Surgeon General's report, dated 16 September 1944.


Finding the Burial Location of Veterans

Dept. of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration   This website includes a Nationwide Gravesite Locator for veterans buried at 120 national cemeteries since the Civil War as well as records for some state veterans cemeteries and for Arlington National Cemetery since 1999.

American Battle Monuments Commission   Search for burials in overseas American cemeteries and for names listed on "Tablets of the Missing".

Many bodies of deceased service men and women were returned from overseas after the WWII for reburial in home town or national cemeteries. See: Will Return Bodies of Men Killed Overseas, The Western Star , February 7, 1947.


Grave Markers for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world. For all deaths occurring before September 11, 2001, the VA may provide a headstone or marker only for graves that are not marked with a private headstone.

Spouses and dependents buried in a private cemetery are not eligible for a Government-provided headstone or marker.

Flat markers in granite, marble, and bronze, and upright headstones in granite and marble are available. The style chosen must be consistent with existing monuments at the place of burial. Niche markers are also available to mark columbaria used for inurnment of cremated remains.

VA Form 40-1330: Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker for Installation in a Private or State Veterans' Cemetery..


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