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I Never Expected to Protest the Vietnam War While on Active Duty

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In 1969, this Army veteran joined a contingent of active-duty troops at an antiwar rally. That led him to a lifelong career working for peace.





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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.