As used in this Article:
(1) "A period of war" includes World War I (April 16, 1917, through November 11, 1918), World War II (December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946), the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955), the period of time between January 31, 1955, and the end of the hostilities in Vietnam (May 7, 1975), or any other campaign, expedition, or engagement for which a campaign badge or medal is authorized by the United States Department of Defense.
(2) "Veteran" means a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, for reasons other than training, and has been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
(3) "Eligible veteran" means:
a. A veteran who served during a period of war; or
b. The spouse of a disabled veteran; or
c. The surviving spouse or dependent of a veteran who dies on active duty during a period of war either directly or indirectly as a result of such service; or
d. A veteran who suffered a service-connected disability during peacetime; or
e. The spouse of a veteran described in subdivision d. of this subsection; or
f. The surviving spouse or dependent of a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, for reasons other than training, who died for service-related reasons during peacetime. (1987 (Reg. Sess., 1988), c. 1064, s. 1.)
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