How to Proceed
Your Own MA Data
To prepare MAs for Deceased Classmates
Memorial Articles Liaisons (MALs)
Company MALs are the links between
Project Coordinator and actual or
potential Action Coordinators (ACs).
MALs keep track of the need for
ACs within the company, encourage
others to serve in that role, and monitor
and assist them as needed.
The most effective suggestions of potential
ACs are those made by widows or
other Next Of Kin (NOK). Roommates,
other company mates and class members, and
those with service or post-service contact
with the deceased are promising prospects,
both as ACs and contributors.
MALs, immediately after notification
of a company mate's death, should strive to
find an AC. AOG death notification
normally contains names and contact
information for NOK. A newspaper
obituary and possibly a completed funeral
attendee form may also be available. Prompt
follow-up facilitates an expeditiously
completed Memorial Article.
The AC role may be more appealing if
the MAL does some initial data
MALs need to maintain contact with
ACs to keep tabs on the progress of
Memorial Articles and provide
encouragement and assistance. This often is
the difference between publication of timely
Memorial Articles and those that take
a year or more to complete.
Together with the
Guidon Bearers, MALs should keep
continuous contact with their company mates.
A further MAL
responsibility is to help keep his company's
MA status current by frequently checking it
on line and providing updates and
corrections to the project coordinator at
ACs should promptly contact the
widow or other NOK.
Self-assembled MA materials (provided
by grads themselves) greatly simplify the
Locating and contacting the
as soon as possible often provides
necessary information and a willing writer
or major contributor to the Memorial
Many means of locating
and sources of other needed information are
available in linked pages immediately below.
Search Techniques for NOK, Lost Grads and MA
MA Writing Guidelines
Approval and Submittal Form