Military Funeral Honors – Regional Coordinators
Thirteen coordinators are assigned to manage funeral honors for Coast Guard veterans. We also support
honors for veterans of two other Uniformed Services: the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Merchant seamen who sailed in harms’ way during WWII are eminently entitled to veteran status. They
began receiving DD-214 and DD-1300 forms in the 1990s. The Coast Guard produced the forms. Because the
WWII Merchant Marine worked for U.S. Naval Control of Shipping, honors are usually provided by the Navy.
Areas of responsibility are defined by counties or by entire states in order to approximate traditional Coast
Guard Districts. To identify the Coordinator for any county, anyone may use the Funeral Directors page.
You may already know which Coordinator you need to contact from the following list.
Coordinator’s Call to schedule Fax to schedule
Area of responsibility location funeral honors funeral honors Other phone
District 1 Boston MA 617-990-6249 617-223-3490 617-519-7607
District 5 Portsmouth VA 757-686-4032 757-686-4011 757-617-4971
District 7 (with Puerto Rico & USVI) Miami Beach FL 786-367-6822 305-535-8779 786-423-6971
District 8 South New Orleans LA 504-628-5177 504-253-4826 785-817-7743
District 8 North St. Louis MO 314-606-6792 314-269-2745 314-650-2810
District 9 Cleveland OH 216-902-6269 216-902-6336 216-902-6117
District 11 South San Pedro CA 310-521-6082 310-521-6094 562-292-3866
District 11 North Alameda CA 510-432-3712 510-437-3903 510-435-1672
District 13 Seattle WA 206-217-6378 206-217-6733 206-734-9036
District 14 (with Guam & Am. Samoa) Honolulu HI 808-842-2019 808-842-2048 503-791-6764
District 17 East Juneau AK 907-463-2104 907-462-2172 907-617-3075
District 17 West Kodiak AK 907-487-5260 907-487-5396 509-209-1926
DC Metro Washington DC 202-372-4013 202-372-4901 202-372-4010
(includes Arlington National Cemetery)
Requests for honors are accepted from family members or someone acting for the family of the deceased
Coast Guard, USPHS, or NOAA veteran. Most requests are made by funeral directors. Requests with less
than 24-hours’ notice, particularly same-day requests, are difficult to support, and sometimes impossible.
We need a copy of the deceased veteran’s discharge document in order to confirm eligibility for honors.
Different forms and formats were in use during World War II. Form DD-214 became standard during the
Korean War. If you do not have a DD-214 or earlier version for the deceased veteran, contact the National
Personnel Records Center. Regarding funerals and schedules see “Emergency requests and deadlines.”
See the Military Funeral Honors web site on eligibility for honors, or see paragraph 2.A of ALCOAST 016/11.
Very rarely, a scheduled honors detail does not arrive at the cemetery as expected. If this happens we will do
everything we can to complete our responsibility to provide the dignified honors due a shipmate.
Revised 4 May 2011