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  • George Patrick
    Non-veterans who are given veteran status ... From: Cindy Neal To: George Patrick Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 10:57 PM Subject: RE: Non-military
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      Non-veterans who are given veteran status
       
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      Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 10:57 PM
      Subject: RE: Non-military Individuals Awarded Veteran's Status.doc

      I think it is very appropriate.  It has lots of good information.  Go ahead!


      From: George Patrick [mailto:gpatrick@...]
      Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 7:28 PM
      To: cindyneal@...
      Subject: Non-military Individuals Awarded Veteran's Status.doc

      Cindy,

      This might be of interest to some who wish to include military service in their family history.  Please review and post if you think it is appropriate.

       

      Thanks,

       

      George

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      Non-veterans who are given veteran status

      Bob Kozel

       

      There are non-veterans who are given veteran status.  Certainly this applies to the other uniformed services of the United States (such as the Coast Guard).  However, there are individuals who may never have worn a uniform, who may be considered veterans.  I have a list below, this is not all inclusive.  I had an individual who worked for Consolidated who flew combat missions in Italy.  He was there to work on the wings of B-24s.  There were structural problems.  The individual was granted veteran status, and he went to blind rehab at Palo Alto...  This population is becoming scarce, it is not likely that at some future date we grant veteran status to Blackwater or other similar company employees...

       

      World War Service by Particular Groups Qualifies Them for VA Benefits A number of groups who provided military-related service to the United States can receive VA benefits. A discharge by the Secretary of Defense is needed to qualify. Service in the following groups has been certified as active military service for benefits purposes:

       

      1. Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs).

       

      2. World War I Signal Corps Female Telephone Operators Unit.

       

      3. World War I Engineer Field Clerks.

       

      4. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).

       

      5. Quartermaster Corps female clerical employees serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

       

      6. Civilian employees of Pacific naval air bases who actively participated in defense of Wake Island during World War II.

       

      7. Reconstruction aides and dietitians in World War I.

       

      8. Male civilian ferry pilots.

       

      9. Wake Island defenders from Guam.

       

      10. Civilian personnel assigned to OSS secret intelligence.

       

      11. Guam Combat Patrol.

       

      12. Quartermaster Corps members of the Keswick crew on Corregidor during World War II.

       

      13. U.S. civilians who participated in the defense of Bataan.

       

      14. U.S. merchant seamen who served on block ships in support of Operation Mulberry in the World War II invasion of Normandy.

       

      15. American merchant marines in oceangoing service during World War II.

       

      16. Civilian Navy IFF radar technicians who served in combat areas of the Pacific during World War II.

       

      17. U.S. civilians of the American Field Service who served overseas in World War I.

       

      18. U.S. civilians of the American Field Service who served overseas under U.S. armies and U.S. army groups in World War II.

       

      19. U.S. civilian employees of American Airlines who served overseas in a contract with the Ai Transport Command between Dec. 14, 1941, and Aug.

      14, 1945.

       

      20. Civilian crewmen of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey vessels who served in areas of immediate military hazard while conducting cooperative operations with and for the U.S. armed forces between Dec.

      7, 1941, and Aug. 15, 1945. Qualifying vessels are: the Derickson, Explorer, Gilber, Hilgard, E. Lester Jones, Lydonia Patton, Surveyor, Wainwright, Westdahl, Oceanographer, Hydrographer and Pathfinder.

       

      21. Members of the American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) who served between Dec. 7, 1941, and July 18, 1942.

       

      22. U.S. civilian flight crew and aviation ground support employees of United Air Lines who served overseas in a contract with Air Transport Command between Dec. 14, 1941, and Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      23. U.S. civilian flight crew, including pursers, and aviation ground support employees of Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (TWA), who served overseas in a contract with the Air Transport Command between Dec. 14, 1941, and Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      24. U.S. civilian flight crew and aviation ground support employees of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. who served overseas in a contract with Air Transport Command between Dec. 14, 1941, and Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      25. U.S. civilian flight crew and aviation ground support employees of Pan American World Airways and its subsidiaries and affiliates, who served overseas in a contract with the Air Transport Command and Naval Air Transport Service between Dec. 14, 1941, and Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      26. Honorably discharged members of the American Volunteer Guard, Eritrea Service Command, between June 21, 1942, and March 31, 1943.

       

      27. U.S. civilian flight crew and aviation ground support employees of Northwest Airlines who served overseas under the airline's contract with Air Transport Command from Dec. 14, 1941, through Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      28. U.S. civilian female employees of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps who served in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor during the period Jan. 2, 1942, to Feb. 3, 1945.

       

      29. U.S. flight crew and aviation ground support employees of Northeast Airlines Atlantic Division, who served overseas as a result of Northeast Airlines' contract with the Air Transport Command during the period Dec.

      7, 1941, through Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      30. U.S. civilian flight crew and aviation ground support employees of Braniff Airways, who served overseas in the North Atlantic or under the jurisdiction of the North Atlantic Wing, Air Transport Command, as a result of a contract with the Air Transport Command during the period Feb. 26, 1942, through Aug. 14, 1945.

       

      31. Chamorro and Carolina former native police who received military training in the Donnal area of central Saipan and were placed under command of Lt. Casino of the 6th Provisional Military Police Battalion to accompany U.S. Marines on active, combat patrol from Aug. 19, 1945, to Sept. 2, 1945.

       

      32. The operational Analysis Group of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, Office of Emergency Management, which served overseas with the U.S. Army Air Corps from Dec. 7, 1941, through Aug. 15, 1945.

       

      33. Service as a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard during World War II of any individual who was honorably discharged under section 8147 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2001.

       

       

       

       


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