Bill that would give reservist retirees veteran status advances in House

04/25/2013 | Military Times

A House subcommittee on Thursday passed a bill that would allow retired reservists and guardsmen without extended mobilization time to officially be called veterans. The bill would confer veteran status on former service members who "were ready to answer the call but couldn't," said retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Andrew Davis, executive director of the Reserve Officers Association.

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