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Old 10-07-2018, 03:15 PM
Location: Cupertino, CA
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I know among some, if you ain't sporting a right shoulder patch you don't have enough "street cred".
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:26 PM
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Originally Posted by Taiko View Post
Our company lost a soldier to a training accident I feel that if an injury occurred while doing your job, even before graduation from a course then yes you are a veteran.
The thread is about "personally consider", so my post is my PERSONAL opinion.

I think the injured "recruit" should be compensated and he also deserves respect. Do I think he deserves VA health benefits?(maybe, but this is not what the thread is all about.)

However, he is not a veteran in my opinion only. The word veteran (in my opinion) has a requirement. (example: How long does a person serve, etc.)

Nothing personal.
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
Location: Tioga County
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I remember seeing a recent article where an act was passed by Congress bestowing the word "Veteran" on any Guard/Reservist who earned a retirement by serving 20 qualifying years, even w/o active duty after initial training. It also mentioned this bestowed no additional benefits..just the courtesy to be called a Veteran.
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