I was just thinking about that card today.
I saw a note in the DAV store that said veterans could have a discount with ID and I was wondering how I could get a picture ID from the VA.
Thinking back, I believe I got some kind of ID card at discharge-all I can remember is it was green and had a photo on it.
It seems like it had something to do with reserves-I think after you did your 4 of active duty they put you in some type of reserve status for an additional 2 years-and I think the card was related to that.
Originally Posted by rousemark
I am wondering about the fact he calls it a discharge "Card".. Never heard anyone call a DD214 a card. Maybe it is a VA card and he is retired on service connected disability? Why else would he have served only 6 months?
Did the army have a 2 year program where you went active for 6 months and then did the other 18 in the reserves?