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NEWS: Army Mistakenly Bills 129 Wounded Soldiers

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posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 06:25 PM
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Some wounded soldiers returning home from duty in Iraq have received bills instead of paychecks. So far the Army had identified 129 soldiers who were mistakenly billed. Spc. Robert Loria, received a bill for almost $1,800 in expenses and required the intervention of Hillary Clinton to set things straight. The army maintains that many of these soldiers were missing equipment however, acknowledges that mistakes have been made.
 



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WASHINGTON - The Army has identified 129 wounded soldiers who mistakenly received bills for expenses upon returning home from wars — in some cases instead of final paychecks — and it has forgiven their debts.

After learning of the first such cases, Army Gen. Richard A. Cody said, an audit team determined that other wounded soldiers "experienced pay issues" and the Army has made changes it hopes will prevent other instances.

"We are dedicated to the well being of our soldiers and strive to provide the absolute best for America's sons and daughters," Cody, the Army's vice chief of staff, said in a letter sent late Friday to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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I have no doubt that the Army's bureaucracy is worse than Washington. However, the benefit of the doubt should be given to the soldiers especially if they have been wounded. The Specialist in question had lost an arm. The Army needs to do a better job and I see no reason why they cannot keep a memento of thier service at any rate.

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posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 06:30 PM
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Ha, it happens more often that some may want to acknowledge, I remember when my husband was in the services and some times his entire pay check will become a no show because of mistakes with the pay roll.

During the first gulf war I did not received my husband pay check for two months.

I had to run to the navy relief society to have my bills pay, yes they do make mistakes once in a while.

And they do fix the problem as soon as possible, they at least are good at that.

I am glad that the problem was taken care off for the soldiers.



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