The story on the National news last night about the WWII vet 85 ys old found frozen to death in his home? He apperantly owed the electric co a thousand dollars and they shut his power off for non payment. The story went on to say his estate left six hundred thousand dollars to a local hospital. I don't understand how his bill was not paid. In our town the utility co cannot shut off power from 11- 1 to 3-1 for just this reason. We were so upset by this. This man was a vet. I think if you risk your life for this country you should have medical and a pension and certain things automatically! This never should have been allowed to happen...what are your thoughts? I have never been in the military but I think vets should be taken care of.
Answer by jodi205 at 10:34 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
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Answer by krazyash023 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
I believe our utility company has guidelines they have to go by also such as the temp has to be above a certain degree to shut power off in the winter. I was upset when I read the story, not because he was a vet but because he died due to freezing to death in his own home. I know he left part of his estate to one of his nephews because he did not have any children and his wife passed away I believe a year ago. There are still so many questions left unanswered about this situation. All I know is that reading the story was heart breaking.....for anyone to freeze to death in their home is uncalled for when it could have been avoided all together.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 10:39 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
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Answer by goatmom4 at 10:50 AM on Feb. 6, 2009
This is old news. Your just hearing about it? The guy had dementia. He probably forgot he didn't pay the bill. He had no family or friends. I guess his neighbors were a** holes too. They never checked on him.
Answer by louise2 at 10:50 AM on Feb. 6, 2009