The American Legion, The Department of Iowa, Post 298  

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Riders Chapter 298


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Military Funeral Honors

Has your Father, Mother, Grandfather, Grandmother, Uncle or Aunt served in the US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Marines, US Merchant Marines or US Navy?  World War II? Korea? Vietnam? Lebanon or Granada? Panama? Gulf War or the War on Terrorism? 

Military Funeral Honors were earned by every Veteran who has served honorably in any branch of the United States military.  Honors are accorded to males and females alike.  Honors for all Veterans typically consist of an honor guard, firing party, the playing of taps and the folding and presentation of a burial flag.

Do you have or know where a copy of the Veteran's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD 214) is?  A copy of the DD 214 showing honorable service is essential if a Veteran or their family desires the Veteran be buried in a National cemetery.

Marion American Legion Post 298 is honored to perform Military Funeral Honors for any deceased Veteran, whether they were a member of Post 298 or not. While local funeral homes usually contact Post 298 when honors are desired, relatives of the deceased Veteran may also contact the Post directly for assistance.

To contact Post 298, call 319-377-8320 after 2 PM Monday through Saturday or leave a message.

To coordinate funeral honors support with the military services, call:
Iowa Army National Guard: 1-515-252-2411
U.S. Army Casuality Assistance: 1-800-626-3317
U.S. Navy Casuality Assistance: 1-877-478-3988, select option 1
U.S. Air Force Casualty Assistance: 1-800-433-0048
U.S. Marines Casualty Assistance: 1-866-826-3628
U.S. Coast Guard Casualty Assistance: 1-800-323-7233


Application for Standard Government Headstone or Marker, VA40-1330

Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, VA21-2008

For information on the Presidential Memorial Certificate, click here.
Presidential Memorial Certificate Request Form, VA40-0247

Request Pertaining to Military Records, SF 180

**For information on obtaining medallions for existing, privately purchased
headstones or markers, click here.

Retiree Casualty Assistance Checklist (RCAC), click here.
**While the RCAC is designed for retirees, it is a good checklist to be used
by any Veteran and their family.



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                We Shall Never Forget!



President Abraham Lincoln as stated in the Gettysburg Address

 "From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the 
last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."

22 November, 2014   Last update