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Tuesday, January 18, 2005



Blackfive informs us that the HEROS Act is going to be up for a vote shortly. The Act aims to increase benefits paid to the next of kin of Armed Service members killed in the line of duty:

The Senators would like to raise the SGLI from .$250,000 to $400,000 and the death gratuity from $12,000 to $100,000. The SBP would remain the same at 55%.

The bill, Honoring Every Requirement of Exemplary Service (HEROES) Act, would be retroactive for those killed during OEF, and all iterations of OIF.
Check out Blackfive's post or (better yet) contact your representatives in Congress.

Here's the text of the letter I sent to my state Senators, my Representative in the House and both President Bush and Vice President Cheney:


I am contacting my representatives in Congress to express my sincere hope that the HEROS Act will receive your full support. The level of financial support currently provided to the spouses of members of the Armed Forces killed in action is pitifully inadequate. Even in the best of circumstances our warriors sacrifice a great deal and their loved ones should be adequately compensated if they are killed in the line of duty.

The next time that a the members of Congress consider whether or not to oppose an amendment prohibiting an automatic cost-of-living adjustment for yourselves, I hope that you consider the plight of military families left behind.



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