What is the Mortuary Affairs Service (US)?

Introduction Mortuary Affairs is a service within the United States Army Quartermaster Corps tasked with the retrieval, identification, transportation, and burial of deceased American and American-allied military personnel. The Air Force has a similar facility at Dover AFB in Delaware. Until 1991, the army’s mortuary affairs was known as the Graves Registration Service (GRS or… Read More

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What is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission?

Introduction The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six independent member states whose principal function is to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military service members who died during World War I and World War II. The commission is also responsible for commemorating… Read More