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Son in law went awol 6 months from navy turned himself in and
Son in law went awol 6 months from navy turned himself in and spent 30 days in stockade about 10 years ago got other than honorable discharge can he get converted to honorable and can he currenty get … read more
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Good afternoon sir, I received an O.T.H.discharge in 1982 due to my wife leaving me becau
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hello. i have a question my son was in school in army and he
hello. i have a question my son was in school in army and he got sick with a kindey stone and and while he was on pain killers Nracotics and sat in his room for nearly 4 weeks went stir crazy decides … read more
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Can an "Other than Honorable" discharge that was issued in
Can an "Other than Honorable" discharge that was issued in 1989 be upgraded in any way what so ever, considering their were overwhelming circumstances involving that type of discharge?… read more
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It looks like my son will be chaptered out on a 5-17 discharge
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My father served in Germany during the Korean War. He had 1
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I recieved a general discharge under less than honorable conditions
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My husband joined (was not drafted) the Army when he was 17
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I was discharged from the Marines in 1981. My dad was ill...
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My 23 y/o son was discharged in Feb or March with a OHD RE-4
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My Dad has a Dishonarable Discharge from the Army. At the time
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Are there any benefits with an undesirable discharge from the Army?
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