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Class of 1962Class of 1962


Motto:  Can Do

President & COO           LTG Theodore G. Stroup Jr. USA (Retired)
Vice President               COL Robert C. Carroll USA (Retired)
Secretary                       LTC Thomas A. Simcox USA (Retired)
Treasurer                      LTC Elliott G. Fishburne III USA (Retired)
COL David J. Phillips USA (Retired) 
Widow Liason                Mrs. Marti Bergman













Free American Flags on the Death of a Veteran

Hi Classmates:

As most of you know,

Any veteran, and all of us are, who dies, is authorized to have a flag provided to his family by the VA. The VA distributes over 500,000 flags a year to a variety of locations, including post offices as part of a program created by Congress in 1958. This was done to make it easy and simple for families to acquire a burial flag. Funeral directors are supposed to know this and should provide one free burial flag from any VA regional office or U.S. post office. They will need a record of discharge, a death certificate, and a completed VA Form 27-2008 (Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes).

To find out if your local post office has a flag call 1-800-275-8777. For additional information go to this URL: http://www.cem.va.gov/burial_benefits/burial_flags.asp.

If you were a cadet and did not graduate or serve in the active service other then that time as a cadet, you are still considered a veteran.



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