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Honor Roll of the Great War:
Stephenson County 1917-1919

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Source: "Honor Roll of the Great War 1917-1919"
Transcribed by Alice Horner

Transcriber’s Note: The cover of this book gives the title as Honor Roll of the Great War Stephenson County 1917-1919, but the title page gives it as Stephenson County Honor Roll of the Great War 1917-1919. There is no indication who compiled this book, the publisher’s name or city, or when it was published. The book begins with two poems, “In Flanders Fields” by John MacRae, and “America’s Answer” by R. W. Lillard. The list of Gold Star Men of Stephenson County is followed by an 8-page summary of World War I and brief descriptions of the divisions in which some of these veterans served.

The Honor Roll uses acronyms which are no longer familiar to most people. Here are the meanings I have found for them:
A. E. F. means American Expeditionary Force
A. R. D. means Advance Remount Depot, or Artillery Replacement Depot
A. S. A. P. means Air Service, Aircraft Production
A. S. S. C. means Air Service, Signal Corps
C. A. C. means Coastal Artillery Corps.
C. A. D. Coastal Artillery Detachment

C.M. 3 C. means Carpenters Mate 3rd Class.
Co. A. M. P.
D. B. means Department of Brigade
D. B. T.
D. S. C. means Distinguished Service Cross.
F. A. C. O. T. S. means Field Artillery Central Officers Training School.
F. A. R. D. means Field Artillery Replacement Depot
H. A. means Hospital Apprentice
H. F. A. means Heavy Field Artillery
I. C. O. T. S. means Illinois College Officer Training School, or Illinois Commissioned Officer Training School
I. M. C.
I. N. G. means Illinois National Guard
I. R. T. C. means Infantry Recruit Training Center
Leg., Navy .
L. F. A. means Light Field Artillery
L. S. Regiment
M. F. C. means Motorized Field Corps
M. G. means Machine Gun
M G. M. D. means Machine Gun Munitions Depot
M. M. D. M. A.
M. P. means Military Police
M. P. C. means Military Police Company
M. R. S. means Motorized Repair Service
M. T. C. means Motor Transport Company
M. T. D. means Mounted
M. T. S. means Motor Transport Service
O. R. F. means Officers Reserve Force
O. T. C. means Officers Training Corps
O. T. S. means Officers Training School
P. W. E. means Prisoner of War Enclosure or Prisoner of War Escort company
Q. M. C. means Quartermaster Corps.
R. A. D.
R. D. means Remount Depot
R. M. A. Air Service means Reserve Military Aviator with the Air Service
R. T. C. means Reserve Training Corps
S. A. C. O. T. S. means Student Army Corps Officer Training School
S. A. R. D.
S. A. T. C. means Student Army Training Corps
S. O. S. means Services Of Supply
S. P. D. B. A. P. means Spruce Production Division Bureau of Aircraft Production
S. T. K. (U. S. Navy term)
T. A. R. D.
U. S. N. A. R. S. means United States Naval Air Reserve Service
U. S. G. means United States Guard
U. S. N. G. means United States National Guard
U. S. N. R. F. means United States Naval Reserve Force


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