HOT BLAST: Alabama soldiers who have died in America's wars
May 27, 2013 | 2897 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As it is across the nation, Memorial Day in Alabama is a time to remember those who have died in military service to our country. Our state is hardly among the largest population-wise, but it does own a proud history of support of the military. That also means it's suffered its fair share of war fatalities.

Prior to the Internet age, researching family members who'd died in wars or seeking information on Alabamians in general involved old-school methods -- library searches and hard-copy databases in state and military archives, for instance. With the Internet, information (some of it reliable) is quickly available.

It's fascinating to browse these databases and see how many soldiers from Alabama -- or from Calhoun County, for that matter -- have died during America's wars. Here are a few of the best online databases:

As usual, there are discrepancies and differences between these databases. The government services are reliable; the iCasualties site is considered the best and most up-to-date site for information on our recent wars. The others are at least worth a look.

-- Phillip Tutor
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