Veterans news told
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 8:19 am
The Messenger. 11.12.08 Veterans are reminded to safeguard their DD 214 (for World War II vets, WD AGO Form 53-55) military separation papers and to make their next of kin aware of the document’s location in the event of the death of the veterans, according to Obion County Veterans Service Officer Chuck Ashley. Veterans must have a copy of the DD 214 to prove eligibility for any Veterans Administration benefits. In the event of a veteran’s death, the funeral director must have the document to provide a flag for the veteran’s casket. If the family cannot produce the paper, the flag may not be provided. Veterans who have lost or cannot locate their DD 214 may apply for one at the Veterans Service Office at 622 South Depot St. in Union City. For more information, call 885-2781.