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Military demanding bonus pay back from wounded vets.

By Matt Corley on November 20, 2007 at 2:42 pm

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“The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.” Jordan Fox of Pittsburgh was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, cutting his service short by three months. “A few days ago, he received a letter from the military demanding nearly $3,000 of his signing bonus back.” Watch CBS affiliate KDKA’s report on Fox’s situation:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2007/11/WoundedVetsBonuses.320.240.flv]

Last month, Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) proposed legislation that would guarantee that wounded vets receive their full signing bonuses. Steve Benen has more.

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