Vietnam Veteran Not Happy Discovering He Woke Up Dead in Ohio
Veterans Administration mistakenly declares war veteran "dead" ABC 6 News by Kurt Ludlow July 11th 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A military veteran turned to Six On Your Side for help after getting the surprise of his life. He was surprised to find out he was "dead." At least as far as the government was concerned.
"We are so sorry to learn of the death of Manis McKenzie, and extend to you our deepest sympathy," said Manis as he read from a letter to his wife from the Veterans Administration.
"And they said I had died March 30th and if I'd known that, I wouldn't have scheduled the knee surgery," he said as he laughed.
McKenzie had just returned home from knee surgery. He's got a great sense of humor, which he promptly used on his wife.
"I called my wife and I said, 'I thought you told me that the surgery went well.' She goes, 'well it did.' And I said, 'well I don't think it went so well. I got a letter stating that I died,'" he said.