Navy Veteran Falsely Reported Dead Twice by VA
NBC San Diego
By Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson
A San Diego veteran who has been declared dead twice by the federal government said Sunday the stress of potentially losing his benefits is unbearable.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, James Richardson has died twice.
"I was going to frame it... How many people can say they're dead?
But it's not any more funny when it’s the second time around," a very alive Richardson explained to NBC7 Sunday.
The VA notified Richardson’s wife of his death Nov. 2 – and it wasn't the first time.
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