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Old 09-06-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I applied for that "pre-need" document. its been almost two months and not a word..........If I was actually dead I would not be smelling real good bout now..........
The pre need qualification is about 10 to 12 months behind currently. HOWEVER if someone actually dies you call a different 800 number and they expidite and set up the burial for the particular national cemetery you are requesting.
They are two different departments.
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Old 09-20-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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Thought I would give an update.

Never could get the daughter to actually verify anything.

After 5 weeks the hospital said she either had to have a funeral home take the body or they would turn it over to the County and it would be cremated with the ashes spread by the county. The hospital is small and they can not dedicate space to one body for as long as they already did.

She asked the deceased's brother to intervene and he paid for the first half of cremation and had the ashes shipped to his daughter. She was to pay for the second half after receiving the ashes. She never did...not my monkeys, not my circus!

And I am pretty sure he was not in the military...
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Thanks for the update, and closure. Unfortunately, this rarely happens here on C-D.
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Not to hijack this thread but I also tried to find information on my dads service record.

I submitted SSN and date of birth and received a form letter stating no records found.

My dads side of the family has all passed as well as my mom and dad.

He mentioned serving in WWII but never talked about it. When my aunt passed her husband gave me two pictures of my dad he found.......the first was in a Marine uniform (portrait) in 1940, and the second in a navy uniform and on the back it says Navy Fight School, NC. Dated 1942.

Any thoughts of where else I can turn to learn about his military time?

Thanks
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:10 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Not to hijack this thread but I also tried to find information on my dads service record.

I submitted SSN and date of birth and received a form letter stating no records found.

My dads side of the family has all passed as well as my mom and dad.

He mentioned serving in WWII but never talked about it. When my aunt passed her husband gave me two pictures of my dad he found.......the first was in a Marine uniform (portrait) in 1940, and the second in a navy uniform and on the back it says Navy Fight School, NC. Dated 1942.

Any thoughts of where else I can turn to learn about his military time?

Thanks
Did you submit his Service Number or Social Security Number. Social Security Number was not used until starting around 1969 (my recollection).

The National Archives maintains a customer service support line for other military records inquiries. Here are the National Records Personnel Center telephone information lines: Toll Free Number: 1-866-272-6272. I would give them a call, they might be able to help.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Was he a member of the VFW? They keep a copy of his DD-214 and from reading it they could explain to you what he did and where he served.
I'm a life member of the VFW and they have never seen my DD-214 so I don't know they would keep a copy of it.
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I am the chaplain of my local VFW post. The officers at my post require a DD-214 from anyone applying to join. We read the DD-214 during our meeting as a part of the process of accepting their application to join.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Originally Posted by Poncho_NM View Post
Did you submit his Service Number or Social Security Number. Social Security Number was not used until starting around 1969 (my recollection).

The National Archives maintains a customer service support line for other military records inquiries. Here are the National Records Personnel Center telephone information lines: Toll Free Number: 1-866-272-6272. I would give them a call, they might be able to help.
I used the his SSN and date of birth. This is all I have.
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I am the chaplain of my local VFW post. The officers at my post require a DD-214 from anyone applying to join. We read the DD-214 during our meeting as a part of the process of accepting their application to join.

So if someone is on their first enlistment and they have the Afghanistan Campaign medal, they're not allowed to join? Someone there needs to reread their regs. If you have one of the required campaign medals, you can join. DD-214 not required. I joined the VFW on the strength of my Afghanistan Campaign award. The DD-214 listing it came almost a year later.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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So if someone is on their first enlistment and they have the Afghanistan Campaign medal, they're not allowed to join? Someone there needs to reread their regs. If you have one of the required campaign medals, you can join. DD-214 not required. I joined the VFW on the strength of my Afghanistan Campaign award. The DD-214 listing it came almost a year later.
This exactly. I was a VFW life member for 15 years before I got off active duty and had a DD-214. I showed my campaign award and was granted membership. They have never seen a DD-214.
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