Army screws national guardsmen out of educational benefits

October 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm | Posted in iraq war | Leave a comment

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (NBC) — When they came home from Iraq, 2,600 members of the Minnesota National Guard had been deployed longer than any other ground combat unit. The tour lasted 22 months and had been extended as part of President Bush’s surge.Anderson’s orders, and the orders of 1,161 other Minnesota guard members, were written for 729 days.Had they been written for 730 days, just one day more, the soldiers would receive those benefits to pay for school.

“Which would be allowing the soldiers an extra $500 to $800 a month,” Anderson said.

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=71741

In the meantime, of course the private security firm Blackwater kills innocent people and the Defense Department is paying them $455,000 a year per man.

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