How often are we in the cemetery and come across something on a headstone that makes us scratch our head? Well it happens a lot to me. So was the case when I came across the marker of Glenn Holsapple. I guess after looking at so many military stones, you come to know what most of the abbreviations stand for but this one threw me for a loop. After finding Glenn's headstone in Riverside Cemetery on Tuesday I thought with all those abbreviations that Glenn must of had a very high position in the military. So I get home and look up his application for the marker and here is what I found. Glenn enlisted March 26, 1917 and was discharged May 16, 1917. He was a Musician 3rd Class, Company D 2nd Indiana Infantry. Now after that it says NG and the best I can come up with is National Guard? With Memorial Day right around the corner, take a few extra seconds when your in the cemetery and make sure markers for those that served are clean and free of grass and dirt. GOD Bless our military
My name is John Maxwell and I am a Co-Founder of Headstone Healers of Indiana and a Find-A-Grave Volunteer who enjoys working with old headstones. Many tell a story of days past and the people who lived then.