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Iraq Veteran Lost His Arms and Legs to a Bomb

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Brendan Marrocco lost his arms and legs to a bomb in Iraq. A year later, he is walking again and is an inspiration to fellow veterans.





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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.