My ex-husband whom I was married to for 7 years after returning from Vietnam we had two kids. Would I have been able to collect any kind of benefits after his death? He came home with Purple Heart?
I'm not sure that I understand whether your ex has passed already or you're planning for the future? In either case, it's not very likely that there are any benefits available for you after divorce. The children may be eligible for some benefits if they are or were his dependents at the time of his death.