If you are the surviving spouse of a Vietnam veteran and need help with daily living activities like bathing and dressing, you may be eligible for a special Veterans Administration (VA) benefit called Aid and Attendance. The benefit pays up to $1,209 per month ($14,507 per year), tax free, for home or facility care.
World War II was fought in Europe and the Pacific between the Axis powers (Germany, Italy and Japan) and the Allies (the United States, Great Britain and France). The war began in 1939 and ended in 1945. Over 12 million military personnel served during the war. The average duration of service was 33 months.
The Korean War took place during the 1950s between North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and South Korea (Republic of Korea). Several countries were involved in the conflict, including China, Russia and the United States. Millions of U.S. military personnel served during the Korean War.
During this time of the year, 68 years ago, one of the most iconic battles of the U.S. military took place in the Changjin province in North Korea known as “The Chosin Reservoir.” The name CHOSIN was the Japanese pronunciation, as the U.N. forces used Japanese maps of the area secured after WWII. Flatly described, in history books and websites, “it was the site of a major battle during the Korean War, in which the Chinese People’ Volunteer Army (CPVA) stopped the northward advance of United Nations allied forces (U.S., U.K. and Republic Of Korea) but paid a heavy price in casualties”.
During WWII it is often noted that while the men were overseas fighting the Axis powers, women picked up the slack at home and became the backbone of America during wartime. There were WAVES, WACS and WAF’s! Rosie the Riveter became the symbol of women in the American workforce pitching in to make anything and everything from canteens to B-29 bombers and more. However, there is a little known chapter of WWII history worth noting that was of particular service to the U.S. Navy abroad and The Coast Guard in the continental U.S.