110-year-old Pa. widow gets WWI benefits boost | Fox News

Aug 13, 2012 Full story: Cactus Thorns 6

A A 110-year-old Pennsylvania widow is getting a benefits boost because of her husband's World War I service.

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#1 Aug 13, 2012
Good for Representative Mark S. Critz !!!

May Alda Collins enjoy these years, and have many of therm.
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#2 Aug 13, 2012
My grandfather served in WW1 and was wounded in the Argonne offensive of 1918. My grandmother got about $25 per month which is a joke! I am happy this woman got a benefits boost.

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#3 Aug 13, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
My grandfather served in WW1 and was wounded in the Argonne offensive of 1918. My grandmother got about $25 per month which is a joke! I am happy this woman got a benefits boost.
And she got that stipend WHEN? Back in the day $25.00 was a nice chunk of change.
Sheik Yerbouti

Warrington, PA

#4 Aug 13, 2012
From his death in 1957 to her death in 1994.$25 was not a good 'chunk of change' in those years but may have been in the 1920's and 30's. WW1 vets were the most shabbily treated group of veterans in the 20th century!

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#5 Aug 13, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
From his death in 1957 to her death in 1994.$25 was not a good 'chunk of change' in those years but may have been in the 1920's and 30's. WW1 vets were the most shabbily treated group of veterans in the 20th century!
You're right.$25.00 by that time wasn't a large amount of money. I'm sure she was drawing SSI in addition tho. Not get rich funding but enough to get by I hope. You might be wrong. The Viet Nam vets were about the most shabbily treated group in the 20th century.

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#7 Aug 14, 2012
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>You're right.$25.00 by that time wasn't a large amount of money. I'm sure she was drawing SSI in addition tho. Not get rich funding but enough to get by I hope. You might be wrong. The Viet Nam vets were about the most shabbily treated group in the 20th century.
Look up The Bonus Army and see how our government, Hoover in particular, treated returning WWI vets. They were lied to, and then shot at and killed and forcibly removed from Washington for protesting. These were men who had served in combat fighting for our country.

The more you read history the more you realize the American government has been a corrupt machine for a very long time.

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