Seventy-seven years ago this month, the Battle of Iwo Jima began on the tiny island in the Pacific. This battle was one of the most hard fought of World War II, resulting in the death of 7,360 U.S. service men. There aren’t very many World War II veterans left in the nation. Quite a few of the ones who do remain with us require specialized care, as do many of our aging veterans.
The Honor Guard at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery provides every veteran military honors when they are laid to rest at the state-run cemetery in Institute.
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, less than a month after the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11. It began with an air assault followed by special forces attacks with the goal of bringing the 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden to justice.
One of the most important benefits for a military member who has retired from the Armed Services is access to health care coverage under one of the TRICARE program’s health plans.