Rachel D’Oro of the Associated Press writes from Anchorage, Alaska,
The Army has decided to cut off retirement pay for veterans of a largely Native militia formed to guard the territory of Alaska from the threat of Japanese attack during World War II.
The change means 26 surviving members of the Alaska Territorial Guard — most in their 80s and long retired — will lose as much as $557 in monthly retirement pay, a state veterans’ officer said Thursday. The payments end Feb. 1.
Full story here.
What do you think? Should the U.S. Army reverse its decision? Why or why not?
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