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  • Army cuts off pay for WWII Alaska militia veterans

    By Rachel D’Oro
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP)

    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.

  • #2
    This says it all:

    “I don’t know why they trying to cut the pay. It’s not good for us right now,” he said in a phone interview. “It’s not right.”

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    • #3
      Well, that stinks! They helped to keep our country safe. This shouldn't happen to them. They deserve that pay.

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