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Decedent Affairs
Personnel Support Department (p)
Base Portsmouth


CWO Joe Belger
Decedent Affairs Officer
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When a shipmate or Coast Guard retiree dies, Coast Guard personnel have always nobly assisted the bereaved family by making funeral arrangements and helping the next of kin obtain any compensation entitlements they may be due.  The core elements of the funeral honors ceremony, which will be conducted are:
 - Flag Folding
 - Flag Presentation
 - Playing of Taps

LT Jack Rittichier Funeral Honors

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Information and Documentation

Burial At Sea Requests: Please click on the link below for Burial At Sea request procedures and who to contact to request a Burial At Sea.  As a reminder, do not mail any remains until you have been contacted by the unit who will be performing the Burial At Sea.
Burial At Sea Worksheet

Survivors Guide

Enclosure (7) to PPPM

USCG Military Casualties and Decedent Affairs Manual (CMDTINST M1770.9)

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