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County to roll out ID cards for veterans

Original post made on Jun 11, 2014

The estimated 85,000 veterans of the U.S. military in Santa Clara County will be eligible to receive photo identification cards to access health care and other services via a program being unveiled today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1:59 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by USAFVet, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

How do we receive the new id card?

Posted by kathy, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Web Link

Posted by BT, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

BT is a registered user.

I am a USAF vet. How do they know who the vets are? How will we be contacted to get the card? Some companies give military discounts so I hope they will accept the card rather than my DD214 copy.

Posted by Tina, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

This is great news! Vets should have a card! I own the Mtn. View General Store and we offer discounts to Veterans and active military.(thanks to Mountain View Veterans)
I can't imagine asking a Veteran to show me a piece of paper. It's seems insulting.

Posted by Robert, a resident of Slater
on Jun 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Robert is a registered user.

I see this as a solution in search of a problem, and opening the door to widespread fraud. My DD214 is one page, prepared by typewriter and then copied. The newer ones may be tamper resistant, but Vietnam era forms are easy to modify, so anyone can appear to be a veteran, even an illegal.

Posted by Robert, a resident of Slater
on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Robert is a registered user.

I forgot to include in my previous post that I am presuming that a veteran would need to present a DD214 to get this card.

Posted by Appreciative , a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Veterans deserve the utmost of benefits, but should they need more proof of identification for benefits and discounts than any of us need to vote? Why is their promise in the form of a signature not enough?

Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 12, 2014 at 9:08 am

OK,, OK,,, will some bright research kinda guy/gal tell us where to go to get this great card ...????

Hope someone can.

Bye George

Posted by Jay Park, a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

Here you go folks:

Web Link


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