|Ancestry.com. U.S., Headstone Applications, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.|
One reason is that in some cases, the stone may no longer be in existence and this card may be the only record of the stone. Another is that the dates of application do not necessarily mean the veteran died during 1925-1963. Riley died in 1893--don't assume your ancestor who died before 1925 is not listed.
Obviously your ancestor who died after 1963 will not be listed.
You can search this database for yourself on Ancestry.com as U.S. Headstone Applications, 1925-1963.
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