Veteran Honor Rolls welcomes submissions

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FORT WAYNE — The Allen County Genealogy Society of Indiana is collecting names of personnel that served in the United States Military Service from Jan. 1, 2000 through the present for the 20th and 21st century Veteran Honor Rolls.

Any person who was born in or lived in Allen County qualifies while serving in the Active Military, Army, Army National Guard, Air Force National Guard, Army, Army Reserves, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine.

The Society is recording the veterans’ information on a secure database to preserve the Allen County and Indiana commitment for those who served, were wounded or died in time of war, peace, insurrections and conflicts during the 20th and 21st centuries.

The veteran’s information will be on file for genealogy research. Those who had a loved one who served during this period may consider adding the veteran’s name to these Honor Rolls.

To check the database, visit the 20th century website at www.acgsi.org/20thvet/ or the 21st century website at www.veterans honorroll.org.

The Indianapolis Genealogy Society of Indiana also has a Veterans Honor Roll for Indiana Residents who have served or are serving their country at www.indgensoc.org/membersonly/military/index.php.

The Society is collecting the following data for Allen County veterans: name; suffix; rank; branch; unit/base/ship; conflict; theater/country served in; CONUS; Allen County residence; status (K= killed in line of duty; W= wounded in line of duty; POW= prisoner of war); and source documents (obituary, discharge, veteran organization, fraternal organizations, campaign ribbons/medals, etc.).

Send data to John D. Hannigan by email naginnahj@yahoo.com or mail to 5523 Sable Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.