Paul Bridges

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2 years · 4 months · 17 days
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I’ve always been fascinated with how we honor those who have gone on. We “cleaned” the family cemetery as a family when I was a very young child. I’m happy to be a part of this group and I added my first photo today. (8/6/19) As a Find-A-Grave volunteer, it is my intention to be kind and considerate with the loved ones who are left with only memories and a memorial of a cherished resting soul. I record, photograph, connect the people’s relatives and correct information so that people are not forgotten and future people may find the final resting place of a relative. I am out to honor those who have passed on. - Paul

(1.) Find a Grave Rank Abbreviation Meanings:

1LT = 1st Lieutenant
1SGT = 1st Sergeant
2LT = 2nd Lieutenant
A1C = Airman First Class
AB = Airman Basic
ADM = Admiral
AMN = Airman
BG = Brigadier General
CCM = Command Chief Master Sergeant
CDR = Commander
CMSAF = Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (U.S.)
CMSGT = Chief Master Sergeant
COL = Colonel
CPL = Corporal
CPO = Chief Petty Officer
CSM = Command Sergeant Major (U.S.)/Company Sergeant Major (U.K.)
CWO = Chief Warrant Officer
ENS = Ensign
FLT O = Flight Officer
GEN = General
GYSGT = Gunnery Sergeant
LCDR = Lieutenant Commander
LCPL = Lance Corporal
LT = Lieutenant
LTC = Lieutenant Colonel
LTG = Lieutenant General
LTJG = Lieutenant Junior Grade
MAJ = Major
MCPO = Master Chief Petty Officer
MCPON = Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (U.S.)
MG = Major General
MGYSGT = Master Gunnery Sergeant
MSGT = Master Sergeant
PFC = Private First Class
PO = Petty Officer
PVT = Private
RADM = Rear Admiral (Two-Star)
RDML = Rear Admiral (One-Star)
SA = Seaman Apprentice
SCPO = Senior Chief Petty Officer
SFC = Sergeant First Class
SGM = Sergeant Major
SGT = Sergeant
SGTMAJMC = Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (U.S.)
SMA = Sergeant Major of the Army (U.S.)
SMSGT = Senior Master Sergeant
SN = Seaman
SPC = Specialist
SR = Seaman Recruit
SRA = Senior Airman
SSGT = Staff Sergeant
TSGT = Technical Sergeant
VADM = Vice Admiral
WO = Warrant Officer

NOTE: Keep in mind that people have actually given their children first names such as "Corporal", "Sergeant", "Lieutenant", etc., adding potential confusion. So before any rank edits, be sure that the individual in question did serve in the military and that it is their rank versus their given name.

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