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Fisher House Picks Up Tab For Fallen Troops Families

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In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel obtained by CNN, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, shares the news that Fisher House Foundation has stepped in and offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.”

The Pentagon has said it cannot pay death benefits to families of troops killed in Afghanistan. This afternoon Manchin spoke to Fisher House CEO Ken Fisher to discuss what could be done to help these families.

A Fisher House spokeswoman tells CNN that the charity is making this offer to families of fallen troops with the understanding that whenever the government can pay them, the two parties will work out a reimbursement plan.

“We’re also already helping several of them with free airline tickets, and of course, most will be staying at our Dover Fisher House,” the spokeswoman said. “If the house is full, we’ll pay the hotel bill and any incidentals.”




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Jbird
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Does it get any lower than this???


Well yeah DOD cut a contract for a 47K mechanical bull this week so yes I guess it can.


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Lsut81
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Does it get any lower than this???



Pretty fricking sad that our govt won't even prioritize honoring dead troops over other insignificant things


Hoyas
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It's just disgusting.

The families had to pay out of pocket to go to Dover.


Lsut81
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It's just disgusting.


Absolutely amazes me... I would have thought the people within the Pentagon would have more honor and brotherhood with the soldiers to figure out a way to do this.

I guess when it comes down to it, politics trumps it


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Absolutely amazes me... I would have thought the people within the Pentagon would have more honor and brotherhood with the soldiers to figure out a way to do this.


DOD is run by political appointess like any Government Department.


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DOD is run by political appointess like any Government Department.


You would think that Hagel, who actually spent time fighting for his country, would raise hell about this.

But I suppose he's a "terrorist" if he brings up any other opinion.


Jbird
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You would think that Hagel, who actually spent time fighting for his country, would raise hell about this.


Pol gotta pol.


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Rickety Cricket
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How else would the congressional gym and golf courses stay open? It needs to hurt.


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How else would the congressional gym and golf courses stay open?


But the laundry service is stopped so these guy's have to reuse their towels, of the humanity!


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Taxing Authority
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You would think that Hagel, who actually spent time fighting for his country, would raise hell about this.
Hagel sold out a looong time ago.

...off to make a hefty donation to Fisher House.


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son of arlo
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Speaking of Dover, where are all the vulture photographers who bitched and mewed about their inability to take pictures of "flag draped" coffins arriving there?

Anyone seen any pictures on the front page lately?


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IM4LSU2
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I have a question for anyone who may know. My son is currently serving in the army. When he signed up 3 years ago, he elected to have funds deducted from his pay every month for the purpose of a $100,000 sort of insurance policy to be paid out upon his death. Are these the same funds that the gov is not paying out for these service members families or funds completely separate and apart from those?


Srbtiger06
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My company has a sponsorship program going with them right now. Great folks to work with.


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CptBengal
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Are these the same funds that the gov is not paying out for these service members families


yes.


IM4LSU2
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Are these the same funds that the gov is not paying out for these service members families
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yes.


As disgusting as this is, that makes it even more disgusting. If in fact service members have actually "paid" to have their families taken care of, then they should be taken care of. Makes me physically sick.


GeauxxxTigers23
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You guys just let me know when the revolution starts.


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Paluka
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As disgusting as this is, that makes it even more disgusting. If in fact service members have actually "paid" to have their families taken care of, then they should be taken care of. Makes me physically sick.


Totally agree. This is being done strictly for political purposes and as a display of power.


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