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Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island

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A hospital worker said that the man, Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was denied emergency-room service, a claim the hospital disputes.





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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.