A wonderful Sunday……
As a veteran I have thought about using the VA….but I have refrained because I feel that vets of Iraq and Afghanistan need their services more than me…..that aside there have been many stories of how the VA has made mistakes and some are not so funny…..
A North Carolina man was notified that he was dead…….
Federal officials have discovered a North Carolina veteran isn’t dead yet. The Fayetteville Observer reported that 81-year-old Charles Covell of Fayetteville was surprised to learn that he had been declared dead by the Veterans Affairs Department last month. Covell’s wife realized something was wrong when a monthly disabilities payment was not deposited in their account, and the couple then learned that a death certificate for a Charles Covell was filed in January. A spokeswoman from US Rep. Richard Hudson’s office said Tuesday the VA has fixed the mistake, per the AP.
Covell spent 12 years in the Army, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg. The Observer notes that this is not the first time Covell has been the victim of a red-tape gaffe over his service. The military tried to honor him for 1965 heroics on the battlefield in Vietnam, but the paperwork got lost for more than 40 years. Covell finally received his Bronze Star Medal for Valor in 2006.the SS office sent her a letter, addressed to her, notifying her that she was dead
This made me think of a letter we received after the death of my mother so many years ago…..she was on Social Security and Medicare and after she died a letter was sent informing her that she was indeed dead and if she had any problems she was to notify the Social Security office nearest her. The letter was addressed to her……she was dead!
Sad to say that the letter and so many of my mementos were lost during Katrina or I would put a copy here for all to see and read…..
Enjoy your Sunday…..TTFN……chuq