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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!!!


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

    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.

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

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

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

  • That is so fucked!

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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