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Resesrve or active or both?
Last Post 22 Feb 2018 11:18 AM by Old Guard2. 3 Replies.
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20 Feb 2018 12:16 PM
    My father in law served in WWII, overseas as a Chief Motor Machinist's Mate. His Discharge has typed on top: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD RESERVE.
    On the back is: Reserve (Active Duty) from 11 Aug, 1942 - 4 October, 1945
    Does this mean he was active?
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    20 Feb 2018 02:00 PM
    Yes. That indicates that he originally enlisted in the Reserve, but was called to Active Duty for the conflict. Pretty common back then
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    22 Feb 2018 10:13 AM
    So his widow needs an undeleted REPORT OF SEPARATION (DD Form 214 or equivalent) for proof of active duty for benifits?
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    22 Feb 2018 11:18 AM
    What benefits is she looking for? He didn't serve enough time to be considered retired. Did he separate with partial disability that might qualify her for something? Is you father in law passed? Did he receive any type of benefits? If he didn't, she certainly will not. I'm just not sure what you are hoping to get out of his service. Which I am most grateful for and they aren't kidding when they say the Greatest Generation. But I'm not sure what you think your mother in law might qualify for.
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