Project: Military and War

Categories: Military and War Project

Welcome to the Military and War Project

The Military and War project is a top-level project focused on maintaining sub-projects for the various military and war related events and people in our family histories.


Our Mission

Since time began, war has shaped our world. Wars and conflicts decide political boundaries, move populations from one place to another, and generally affect just about everything in our societies.

The mission of the Military and War project is to provide a framework for the remembrance of those who fought, for whatever reason, lest we forget ...

How To Join

Current Leaders:Terry Wright, Paula J and Terri Rick Project Coordinator.

By default - All leaders of the Military and War Project will be leaders or co-leaders of any sub-project to the Military and War Project.

For a full list of participants, see the badge report. military_and_war.gif

If you would like to be involved in the Military and War Project, please do the following:

  1. Ask Paula to award you the Military and War Project badge, as well as read below to see what special guidelines might come along with being a member of the project.
  2. Add military_and_war to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Request to join the Google Community which is how we communicate. Please include your WikiTree ID.
  4. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task
  5. Add Category: Military and War Project Member to your profile page.


For each profile:

  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. PPP added and Profile Account added as a trusted list member or manager
  3. Categories added
  4. Templates added
  5. Biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the Connectors Project for help)
  8. Contact Terri Rick, Project Coordinator if you have questions about this project.

Task List

These are tasks that volunteers can do to help us! Check out the G2G post referring to the task, and ask questions or comment on what you're working on there.

Here are some tasks that you can perform for the Military and War project:

  1. Write a biography for George Patton
  2. Connect Benito Mussolini to the tree.
  3. Connect Hirohito to the tree. .
  4. Make a space page with resources for the Siege of Fort Henry.
  5. Help update the Wounded in Action and Killed in Action categories on Civil War profiles.
  6. Help structure the various military categories on WikiTree! Keith McDonald is our liaison with the Categories Project.
  7. Use [[Category:Unsourced Profiles]] to find profiles that need sources and add them.

Additional specific task lists are on sub-project pages.

Categories and Structure

Please contact Keith McDonald our liaison with the Category Project if you need a new category and it falls outside the current approved structure.

Each category has, or will have, a HELP! section that describes or to add profiles to it, and how to create new, or add default text to an existing category so they have a similar look and feel starting point, and a common layout for description, assignment of parent and sub units, wartime/peacetime links and other web resource links. Based on what the category is, when selecting a help topic will jump to the appropriate place with the free space help pages. You can view them directly by selecting one of the following:


The Military and War project is a top level project for a number of sub projects that already have their own Template. The Military and War Template is for use on the Military and War Project members profiles, not on the profiles for those who are members of the military.

Sample usage:

{{Military and War}}

... ... ... is a Project Member of Military and War Project.

Current Sub-Projects and Free-Space Projects


Project Sub-Pages

There are many more space pages on our sub-project pages!

Proposed Sub-Projects

Suggestions welcome! If you're interested in being Project Coordinator for one, let the Leader know and we'll get started on setting things up.

  1. Explosive Ordnance Disposal- Specially trained volunteers of all four branches of the military who voluntarily work on unexploded ordnance and IED's in hostile theaters and in Geographical area's as assigned by the military. Active "EOD" personnel also perform protective services for the POTUS, VPOTUS, SecofSt, and high ranking VIP to include foreign dignitaries.Bluemont, Va. (March 4, 2013) Two national, nonprofit organizations that support the EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) military community – the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation – have merged to form the new EOD Warrior Foundation to support the EOD community. The EOD Warrior Foundation honors fallen EOD warriors and provides assistance to wounded EOD warriors and the families of wounded and fallen EOD personnel.
  2. About the EOD Warrior Foundation: The EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD warriors and provides assistance and support to wounded EOD warriors and families of fallen and wounded EOD warriors. The Foundation was recently formed through the March 1, 2013 merger of the EOD Memorial Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. For more information about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or to make a tax deductible donation, please visit:

Related Projects and Groups

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:

Joint Project Collaboration

Helpful Resources

Please see subprojects for more resources!

WikiTree Help Pages

Remember a lot of questions can be answered by referring to the help pages

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