Originally Posted by Daniel Boone
I gotta call yesturday from a veteran yesturday that someone told him I might be able to take in the field to harvest a deer. I ask this veteren what his disablity was?
That is a great thing you did, good for you!
Not picking you DB, and perhaps I missed part of the story. Not all veterans are automatically disabled. Or perhaps we are and just don't know it yet... I often wonder if/when some mutant disease is going to crop up from exposure to who-knows-what, while over in The Sand Box
A veteran is defined by federal law, moral code and military service as follows :
" A military veteran is any person who served for any length of time in any military service branch.
So, someone who was in boot-camp for one day and gets kicked out is considered a veteran.
What separates Active Duty from Veteran is that a veteran has been issued a DD-214.. The Defense Department issues to each veteran a DD-214, identifying the veteran's condition of discharge - honorable, general, other than honorable, dishonorable or bad conduct.
Then, there are some fols who are veterans and are also active duty or reserves ... For example, a Reservist recalled to active duty will receive a DD-214 upon completion of his/her recall orders and transitioning back to Reserve status. (I currently have have 4
DD-214's) and even though I am a veteran I am also on active Duty.. confusing, eh?