LINKS FOR '58ERS
Many web sites have a "links" page that get you to all sorts of places merely by clicking on a provided URL. Many will list every known military or academy related site, and lead you to a wide variety of information.
This links page is going to start out with a smaller ambition, that of taking you to web sites that have been established by '58ers, or contain information about '58ers. Each will be preceded by a short description of the web site's contents so you don't have to go surfing to see what the page really contains. After you have looked at another site, use your browser "Back" button to get back to this page.
Rules for Saluting US Flag
New Law Now Allows Retirees and Vets to Salute Flag
Traditionally, members of the nation's veterans service organizations have rendered the hand-salute during the national anthem and at events involving the national flag only while wearing their organizationís official head-gear.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 contained an amendment to allow un-uniformed servicemembers, military retirees, and veterans to render a hand salute during the hoisting, lowering, or passing of the U.S. flag.
A later amendment further authorized hand-salutes during the national anthem by veterans and out-of-uniform military personnel. This was included in the Defense Authorization Act of 2009, which President Bush signed on Oct. 14, 2008.
Here is the actual text from the law:
SEC. 595. MILITARY SALUTE FOR THE FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Section 301(b)(1) of title 36, United States Code, is
Note: Part (C) applies to those not in the military and non-veterans. The phrase "men not in uniform" refers to civil service uniforms like police, fire fighters, and letter carriers - non-veteran civil servants who might normally render a salute while in uniform.
Select a state and it will list by city the names of all Vietnam KIA's. You can pull up their profile, etc and print as well. The 1st page that comes up when you select a name is medals awarded.
See Shipmate page for more info on the book. High praise from Classmates who have read it.
It's official, DD-214's are NOW Online.
Information on Agent Orange
The following website has detailed information on Veterans Benefits with regard to Agent Orange.