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June 2003: White House Against Congress Increasing Gratuity for Families of Killed Soldiers

The White House complains that certain pay-and-benefits incentives for US soldiers that Congress added to the 2004 defense budget are wasteful and unnecessary—including a proposal to double the $6,000 gratuity paid to the families of soldiers who are killed in action. (Army Times 6/30/2003)


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