honorable discharge


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honorable discharge

n.
Discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record.
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Noun1.honorable discharge - a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
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As established above, SGT Smith is eligible for VA disability compensation and health care benefits on the basis of her completed active duty deployment for which she received an honorable discharge. Her subsequent OTH from the ARNG has no effect on the collection of VA benefits related to her previous honorable service.
"I appealed for an honorable discharge, and on the anniversary of my suicide attempt that got turned down.
After his honorable discharge, Joe put his studies to good use and secured a Building Superintendent position in Brooklyn.
The anecdotal observations of a young man undergoing military training, his assignments after leaving Paris Island, and through to the end of his service and honorable discharge, the reader is treated to an honest, candid, informative, and intrinsically engaging memoir of life in the Marine Corp at the close of World War II.
At stake is their honorable discharge status and accompanying government benefits.
"I cannot kill, participate in warfare, or support any organization that does," he wrote in his application asking for honorable discharge as a conscientious objector.
Recognizing that he would not advance in the military, he applied for and received an honorable discharge last January.
Zwicker, who had lied under oath about ordering an honorable discharge for Communist Party member Irving Peress after the Army knew Peress was an avowed Communist.
Missing were her enlistment date, serial number, unit designation, duty stations, and her honorable discharge.
553.15 of Title 32 of the United States Code, which was in force in 1980, when Douglas died, burial at Arlington is permitted to any former associate justice of the Supreme Court whose "last period of active duty (other than for training) as a member of the Armed Forces terminated honorably." Thus, all Douglas's family would have had to show was that he had once served on active duty in any branch of the military for as little as one day, and that he had an honorable discharge, according to Tom Sherlock, chief historian at the cemetery.
VFW must critically examine the VA claim that "one-third of the adult homeless served in the armed forces." How many of them completed a full term of service with an honorable discharge; received general or less than honorable discharges; were separated for alcohol or drug-related reasons; were separated with less than one year of service; failed to complete basic training; or were unsatisfactory Reserve participants?
Homosexuals and the Military: A Study of the Less Than Honorable Discharge. New York: Harper & Row.