POST 8 REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF
Remona Fae Knight Nee Whealton
Remona Fae Knight Nee Whealton was born in Bayboro, Pamlico Co., N. Carolina January 12, 1943 and passed away on January 30, 2019 in Winter Haven, Florida.
Remona served in the Women’s Army Corp. from June 1, 1961 to November 30, 1964, stationed at Camp Zama, Japan where she met and married Robert E. Knight. She also served as a Personnel Specialist with the VA for many years.
Remona was Post Historian for 4 years at American Legion Post 8 and assisted as Post Chaplain for several years until she was elected as Post and Honor Guard Chaplain for the 2018-2019 year. Remona took 1st Place on the National Legion level with her last History book.
Remona was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Robert. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Padilla and loving cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at Post 8 on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. She will be interred at Bushnell National Cemetery at a later date.
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VA News Release
VA Announces ROLL OUT and Application Process for
New Veterans ID Card
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.
Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.
“The new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”
The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.
Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at vets.gov. A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.