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Minnesota National Guard
Eligibility
Eligibility Criteria

Veterans are eligible for military honors at their funeral if they meet one of the following:
  • Died while serving on active duty or in the Selected Reserve (drilling with a unit).
  • Discharged from active duty under conditions "other than dishonorable."
  • Completed at least one term of enlistment or period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve under conditions "other than dishonorable."
  • Discharged from the Selected Reserve due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
Under Dishonorable Conditions. For the purposes of determining eligibility for Military Funeral
Honors under 10 U.S.C., individuals who have at any time been discharged or released from
military service with any of the following characterizations of service or under any of the following
circumstances, shall be considered to have been discharged or released under dishonorable
conditions, and Military Funeral Honors shall not be provided:
  • A Dishonorable Discharge.
  • A Bad Conduct Discharge.
  • A Dismissal from the Service awarded by courts-martial.
  • An Under Other Than Honorable Conditions Discharge.
  • An Officer Resignation for the Good of the Service in Lieu of courts-martial, which results in a discharge characterization of Under Other Than Honorable Conditions.
Members of the Honor Guard transfer the remains of SFC John Holman at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Members of the Honor Guard transfer the remains of SFC John Holman at
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
 
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History
January 8, 2013January 8, 2013