Oct 8, 2013 8:37 PM by Bill Folsom

Southern Colorado veterans criticize "Death Gratuity" delay

Southern Colorado holds strong ties to the military and our veterans. Hearing about delayed death benefits for the families of fallen soldiers due to politics in Washington D.C brings strong opinions.

"That's not right," said World War II veteran, Charles Bailey, "They should be honoring those people because they gave their lives." Bailey took part in the Battle of the Bulge and many other conflicts. His perspective is formed by in-person experience. It is the same for Garry Gibson who served three tours in Vietnam. "Well I think it's a complete slap in the face. Totally uncalled for and I'm embarrassed to see this stuff even being done to our veterans."

The veterans say grieving families should not be in the middle of partisan politics. These people should be respected," said Gibson, "The veteran's families should be thanked."



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