Mission

The Casualty Assistance Center (CAC) mission is to provide high quality, quick and responsive, professional service to the next-of-kin and family members of critically injured or deceased active duty Army Soldiers, Retirees and Veterans within our geographical area of responsibility.

 

Area of Responsibility

The Fort Knox CAC supports:

  • All of Indiana
  • All of Ohio
  • 69 counties in Kentucky, including:
    • Anderson, Bath, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Bracken, Breathitt, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Casey, Clark, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Franklin, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Grayson, Green, Greenup, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, LaRue, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin, Marion, Mason, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Nelson, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Pendleton, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Taylor, Trimble, Washington, Wolfe, and Woodford.
  • 68 counties in Michigan, including:
    • Alcona, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Clinton, Crawford, Eaton, Emmet, Genesee, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford.
  • 47 counties in West Virginia, including:
    • Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, and Wyoming.

 

Request for Funeral Honors

All requests for Military Funeral Honors must be received from the requester (Funeral Director or Family member) handling the service. To initiate this process, the requester must provide the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or an official honorable discharge certificate of the deceased to the CAC to request that Honors be rendered. The requester will contact the CAC by phone/fax/email; preferred method of receiving documentation is by email. All funeral requests should be received 48 hours prior to the Military Funeral Honors being rendered.

 

Death of Retired Soldier

The death of a Retired Soldier must be reported through official channels. Normally, this information is obtained from the requester when Honors are requested, however, families are encouraged to telephone the CAC to ensure the death is reported and applicable benefits are begun as quickly as possible.