U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Tyler, 105 U.S. 244 (1881)
United States v. Tyler
105 U.S. 244
1. An officer of the army who is "retired from active service" is still in the military service of the United States, and in addition to the percent of the pay of the rank on which he was retired, is entitled to the ten percent allowed by law for each term of five years' service.
2. The ten percent is to he computed on the sum primarily fixed as such reduced pay, with the increase for each five years previously earned added to that sum, when its increase for any new period of five years is to be computed.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.