Posted on Jul 30, 2020
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I submitted a request for the death of my grandmother on Red Cross. It is currently still pending.
Posted in these groups: 8a5a10b7 American Red Cross
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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Red Cross verifies the authenticity of the message pretty quickly, usually less than a day. However, it’s the commander discretion on what to do. Death of a spouse grandparent does not meet emergency leave criteria
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SGM Bill Frazer
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I don't understand-1. You are showing as a civilian- so travel, time off is on you- even overseas within limits. 2. Emergency Leave like ALL leave is up to the Commander. Normally grandparents do not fall into the criteria for emergency leave. 3. RC will verify within 24-48 hours anywhere in the world.
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Thank you for responding SGM, my Captain approved my request and I am currently headed back home. Stay safe!
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SSG Detailed Recruiter
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I’ve seen soldiers deployed and not deployed rejected for Red Cross messages regarding the death or a grandparent.
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