Always go through your Funeral Director. The Funeral Director will contact the appropriate Service
U.S. Army (401) 275-4160
U.S. Marine Corps (703) 432-9248
U.S. Navy (860) 694-3475
U.S. Air Force (401) 267-3647
U.S. Coast Guard (617)-990-6249
If they joined the military in Rhode Island (after 1975) you can call
The Rhode Island Veterans Home at (401) 253-8000 (Any Branch of the Service).
You can contact the contact the National Personnel Records Center at https://www.archives.gov/veterans
For Army National Guard call (401) 275-4267
The Funeral Director will get the flag for you. If you are not using a Funeral Home, you can take the Soldiers DD214 and the death certificate to the United States Post Office and they will provide one.
Nothing – You cannot be charged for the service, that’s the law.
Anyone who completed their first term of service and received an Honorable Discharge.
Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members are entitled to at least a three Soldier detail to Fire a nine round Rifle Volley, play TAPS, Fold the Flag and present the flag to the next of kin.