Military History/acronyms


My father-in-law is buried at Arlington.
My husband and I would like to know what these mean:

SGT = Sergeant

HQ DET = Headquarters Detachment

2 AGFRD = Army Ground Forces Replacement Depot No. 2 located at Fort Ord, California.

4 ADAIR = Camp Adair, a WWII Army division training facility near Corvallis, Oregon

CREG = sorry, but I couldn't find anything on that

INF USA = Infantry, U.S. Army

Therefore, it looks like your father in law was an Army infantry Sergeant stationed first at Headquarters of the Replacement Depot at Ford Ord, then with CREG (whatever that was) at Camp Adair.

You may want to check with the Army Center of Military History for more info. You can find contact info at

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I can answer most questions dealing with all aspects of U.S. military history. My expertise is the Vietnam War. I also have written extensively about the U.S. Civil War, World War II, World War I, The Philippine War, and the American Revolution. My books include a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, the history of the American Flag, and the post-Jefferson history of Monticello, and therefore know a great deal about those specific subjects. I specialize in writing about matters of strategy--not tactics. And I also am interested in personalities. I have very little knowledge about ordnance or the value of old military memorabilia. Nor do I know a lot about uniforms and insignia--except about the Vietnam War. To repeat: I have no expertise in assessing the value of ordnance or uniforms or any type of military equipment. And my knowledge about military uniforms is only limited to those of the Vietnam War era. If you have questions on these topics, I recommend contacting an antiques dealer in your area who specializes in military uniforms, ordnance, etc.


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