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Korean War Veterans Benefits: Part II

The Korean War was a conflict between noncommunist South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and communist North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic).  The war began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice agreement that established a “…complete cessation of all hostilities by all armed forces…”

North Korea was supported by China, Russia and Russian allies (Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary). South Korea was backed by 21 United Nations countries, including the United States. An estimated 90% of the soldiers sent to South Korea came from America. Read more

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Korean War Veterans Benefits: Part I

Over 5.7 million Americans served during the Korean War. Today an estimated 2.25 million Korean vets are still living. Most are now in their 80s. Read more

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World War II Veterans Benefits

World War II began in 1939 and lasted until 1945. It was a global war fought on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

The U.S. entered the war following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Approximately 16 million Americans served during the war, with an average duration of service of 33 months. Read more

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VA Pensions and Eligible Periods of War

A VA pension is a needs-based monetary benefit for veterans and surviving spouses with limited financial resources. Several requirements must be met to receive a pension, such as the veteran must be 65 years and older or totally disabled, and having served at least 90 days of active duty, with at least one day during an eligible period of war. This includes service in non-combat zones, except for the early years of the Vietnam Era.

Veterans who entered active duty after September 7, 1980 will usually need to have served at least 24 months or the entire period for which they were called to active duty, with at least one day during an eligible period of war. Read more

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National Vietnam Veterans Day

March 29 commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam Veterans and their families. It is a day set aside to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home and is designated as National Vietnam Veterans Day.

On January 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon. Operation Chopper marked America’s first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and the beginning of a long and challenging war. Through more than a decade of conflict that tested the fabric of our Nation, the service of our men and women in uniform stood true. Read more

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