Is the Roll of Honor sticker appropriate for someone who died while in service, but not during a conflict? [closed]

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The person I'm working on was career military; he enlisted in the Army Air Corps before Pearl Harbor. He died when his plane crashed while he was stationed at Langley AFB, Hampton, Virginia. (He was the pilot and only person on board, but I don't know what type of plane.) But the date was 1956, so I don't know if he meets the criteria for the Roll of Honor...
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in WikiTree Help by Kitty Linch G2G6 Mach 4 (40.7k points)
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I thinks it's ok to use Died in Military. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Died_in_Military_Service  Not sure which conflict you would pick??? Or just use [[Category:Died in Military Service]]

This category is to honour and remember all the Military Personnel who died fighting for their countries but were not Killed in Action;

  1. the ones that went missing never to be found and were declared dead,
  2. the ones that were accidentally killed (in training, etc.)
  3. the ones that died non battle (DNB designation)

Died in Military Service

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The definition for Died in Military Service wikitree is someone who died from a non battle cause, from wounds, from disease or while a Prisoner of War. For example, vehicle, plane or ship accident, heart attack, murdered, etc.

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[[Category:Died in Military Service]]

I used this one yesterday, different war.  Everything says he died while in service, but no details on how he died.

{{Roll of Honor
|category=Died in Military Service, American Revolution
|image=Roll of Honor Template-15.jpg
|description=Died in Military Service
|country=United States
|war=the American Revolution
}}

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (762k points)
selected by Dave Sickmeier

That would be a great suggestion, if he did die during a war. Actually, the problem here is that it wasn't during a war -- he died while flying out of Langley. I don't know if he was test-flying a new plane type, or just keeping his proficiency current. I suspect the latter, since he was assigned to Langley instead of Pax River. That's why I don't know if the Roll of Honor is appropriate, since the accident occurred domestically.

Yes, but if he was enlisted in the service at that time just use the

[[Category:Died in Military Service]]

If he was flying out of Langley, I am assuming he was still in the service
OK, just the category, not the Roll of Honor template. He was a lifer; he enlisted as a Private, & when he died he was a Major. Thanks.
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I would suggest that the sub project Died in Military Service would be most appropriate.
by Stu Ward G2G6 Mach 4 (44.8k points)

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