Stickers and Categorization for American Indian War Veterans/KIA

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I'm currently working on profiles for the soldiers killed at the Grattan Massacre (1854 near Ft. Laramie). I found the category for the Grattan Massacre, but I'm not sure how to handle the Military and War and Roll of Honor categorization/stickers for the soldiers who were killed.  This is one of the profiles I just started working on:

Sgt. William P Faren aka Faver        Faren-11 

I see where categories have been created to include individual American Indian Wars/Battles for soldiers killed in action.  I can create a new category for those KIA if I need to, but l would need someone give me some guidance on how to properly do that in this case. I also don't want to create any new categories if they are not needed.

My goal is to get categorization and stickers right on one profile before I start the same work on the others.

in Policy and Style by Sondra Marshall G2G6 Mach 3 (36.7k points)

1 Answer

+2 votes
I think you can just use the categorization that is in place and add the KIA sticker separately:

{{Roll of Honor

|category=Killed in Action, United States of America, American Indian Wars


|country=United States of America

|description=Killed in Action

|war=American Indian Wars}}

I think there are other options as to the graphic, but I would have to hunt to find them because I never bookmark anything, doh!

If you do need to add a category for Military and War I would consult Keith since he's done so much work already (and is a Wonderful WikiTreer).  Otherwise, I can help also.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (748k points)
You have to correct the spacing to use the above template.
Thanks!  I got the Killed in Action sticker to work.

Apparently the category Killed in Action, United States of America, American Indian Wars doesn't currently exist, at least at present it is in red on Sgt Faren's profile. I'm assuming the category will need to be created. I think I can do that, but need to know if the category should be broad, ie "American Indian Wars", or if it should be more specific, in this case perhaps "Killed in Action, United States of America, First Sioux Indian War"?

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