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Profile "Stickers" are little feature boxes that are inserted in a biography using a special bit code that looks like this: {{World War II}}. They're used to honor a person or highlight something important about them.

There are a variety of stickers related to military service. Was one of your ancestors a veteran? Here's how to add a sticker to their profile.

Example of a sticker on Kidd-1247.

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How to Use Them

To use one of these stickers, simply copy a line such as {{Korean War}}) and paste it below the ==Biography== headline on a profile so that it looks like this:

== Biography ==
{{Korean War}}
Joe Schmoe was born ...

Many of these stickers have advanced "parameters" that make them more powerful. Some enable you to indicate a branch of service, a military unit, enlistment and discharge date, etc. For example:

{{Korean War|branch=United States Navy|units= USS Missouri (BB-63)|unit=USS Missouri (BB-63)}}

Using parameters can be complex, but it's worth the effort. Not only do they improve the appearance of the sticker, they also help with categorization. Since many stickers put profiles with the sticker in a category, detailed parameters help the profile appear in the most-appropriate category. For example, instead of just appearing in a huge category with Korean War veterans, including "USS Missouri (BB-63)" means the person will appear alongside others who served with them on the same ship.

For the detailed instructions on a sticker, click the "usage instructions" link for it below.

For more general information about stickers, see Stickers.

Stickers that Honor Veterans of Wars

American Revolution

Use {{NSSAR Patriot Ancestor}} to designate a profile of a person who fought or supported the American Revolution and is approved by the NSSAR as a Patriot and has been assigned a SAR Patriot number. Usage instructions

Use {{1776}} to identify profiles of anyone who participated in the American Revolution, military and civilians from both sides.

War of 1812

Use {{War of 1812}} to recognize and honor profiles for veterans of the War of 1812. Usage instructions

Mexican-American War

Use {{Mexican-American War}} to recognize and honor veterans of the Mexican-American War. Usage instructions

US Civil War

Use {{US Civil War}} to recognize and honor veterans of the war between the states. Usage instructions

Spanish-American War

Use {{Spanish-American War}} to recognize and honor veterans of the Spanish-American War. Usage instructions

Creek War

Use {{Creek War}} to recognize and honor profiles for veterans of the Creek War. Usage instructions

The Great War

Use {{The Great War}} to recognize and honor profiles for veterans of World War I. Usage instructions

World War II

Use {{World War II}} to recognize and honor profiles for veterans of World War II. Usage instructions

Korean War

Use {{Korean War}} to recognize and honor veterans of the Korean War. Usage instructions

Vietnam War

Use {{Vietnam War}} to recognize and honor profiles for veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. Usage instructions


Other Military Stickers

Medal Winners

Use {{Medal}} to display military medals awarded to the person. There are currently only a limited number of medals. Usage instructions

KIA, WIA, MIA, POW, DWP, DOW, DOD, DMS

Use {{Roll of Honor}} to recognize a person's military status, e.g., killed in action, wounded in action, missing in action, etc. Usage instructions

Other Veterans

Any veteran can use {{Veteran Recognition}}. You'll be able to designate their country and branch of service. Usage instructions



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