Tuesday, October 25, 2016

National Guard: Used and Abused, Served Then Charged Money

Veteran could lose Central Texas home
FOX 7 News
Ashley Paredez
October 24, 2016

Thousands of soldiers are being forced to pay back a large bonus they were promised to re-enlist in the California National Guard.

It has been a decade since they were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Pentagon says they were overpaid. FOX 7 spoke with a retired army master sergeant who could now lose her home in Central Texas.

"I gave my time, that I will never get back, and now they want their money back. They can't give me back the missed birthdays and things of that nature," says Susan Haley, retired master sergeant, U.S. Army.

It's taken a toll on Susan Haley who spent 26 years in the Army along with her husband and son.

She's devastated that this is how nearly 10,000 soldiers are being treated after serving their country.
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