The problem is usually caused because people don't realize there is a 'sticker' and a Project box since they look the same but usually have a slightly different wording.
1776 is commonly a problem because people add the category to the template, instead of the information about the person's service. Editbot can't change that template to have the required information. so those have to be manually changed, based on information in the biography or from sources.
In addition to that, I understand a 'new' sticker is coming out for all the Veteran / War templates, also, which will cause different issues, I suspect.