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A local sodier was killed in Afghanistan...



And his family was denied death benefits due to the Govt shutdown!

This just pisses me off! His family doesn't have the money to bury him.
Would the same thing happen if he were the son of one of the Congressmen, or President?

Families of soldiers should NEVER have to worry about this!

Just a vent!!!

 
KTElite

Asked by KTElite at 12:29 AM on Oct. 9, 2013 in Military

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Answers (8)
  • :( my BFF knows sgt.peters. Her dh & him were in the same platoon. They've set up a donation account.
    His body comes home today
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 12:08 PM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • That's messed up. So basically a soldier fights and dies for this country, and gets a big F you from the government. Strong work there Congress, you make me so proud.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:55 AM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • Fucked Up!!! Why even fight for this damn country
    Shaketa123

    Answer by Shaketa123 at 12:36 AM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • That is so fucked!
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:35 AM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • No they shouldn't. I agree with you op.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:40 AM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • That blows! OMG, I wish the story could get national media attention--grrrr! There's no way in hell that would happen if the soldier were the son of one of the fat cats.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:09 AM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • Hopefully something is worked out for this and other families during this most difficult time.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 12:15 PM on Oct. 9, 2013

  • I'm sorry fun! Looks like they passed a measure today to pay the family members.
    KTElite

    Comment by KTElite (original poster) at 9:55 PM on Oct. 9, 2013