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MILITARY FUNERAL SUPPORT

The Department of Defense Directive 1300.15, Military Funeral Support, establishes three distinct categories of veterans and the level of military burial honors each category minimally receives. The three categories are:

  • ---Those who die on active duty or were awarded the Medal of Honor receive, upon request, full military honors: casket bearers, firing party, bugler, officer or noncommissioned officer in charge, bugler, and chaplain, if requested.
  • ----Those who retired from military service receive full honors, if requested and resources permitting. At a minimum, a service representative will attend the interment service and present the interment flag to the next of kin.
  • ----Those who were honorably discharged may have a service representative, if requested and resources permitting, who will attend the interment service and present the interment flag to the next of kin.


For more information, contact Mortuary Affairs and Casualty Support Division: Mr. Thomas Ellis, DSN: 221-5304 or COML: (703) 325-5304 or LTC Steward, DSN: 221-5314 or COML: (703) 325-5314.

U.S. Military

Information Courtesy of U.S. Army

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