Veterans Intentionally Denied College Benefits

After serving Iraq’s longest tour

[H/t Raw Story] After serving 22 months in Iraq, 2,600 Minnesota National Guard soldiers returned home and were denied school benefits because their orders were written for 729 days and the qualifying requirement is 730.

“It’s pretty much a slap in the face,” 1st Lt. Jon Anderson said. “I think it was a scheme to save money, personally. I think it was a leadership failure by the senior Washington leadership… once again failing the soldiers.

Anderson’s orders, and the orders of 1,161 other Minnesota guard members, were written for 729 days. Had they been written for 730 days, just one day more, the soldiers would receive those benefits to pay for school, “Which would be allowing the soldiers an extra $500 to $800 a month,” Anderson said.

Anderson believes the Pentagon deliberately wrote orders for 729 days instead of 730. Now, six of Minnesota’s members of the House of Representatives have asked the Secretary of the Army to look into it — So have Senators Amy Klobuchar and Norm Coleman.

Purposely writing orders that are one day short of time needed for benefits is absolutely criminal in my mind and it is obviously not by chance. the military knows the requirement is 730 days (two years). What possible excuse could there be for writing orders for one day less except to deny benefits.

bushmean021001.jpgThe bastards are traitors of the worst kind. In looking for ways to cut spending they finally agree that the best way is to manipulate the system to avoid paying benefits to veterans. How f**king typical of both the military and the Bush administration.

This bullshit is just endless. It’s endless because those in power in the US just don’t care and now they don’t even try to make it look like they do. They don’t care that we know they don’t care. Because we won’t do anything about it anyway. We prove it daily by allowing their fascist puppet leader to stay in office. They’re all traitors but they’ve been very successful in brainwashing us to believe they’re patriots. And we have become the most gullible people on the planet.

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3 Comments on “Veterans Intentionally Denied College Benefits”


  1. I’m beginning to think that the uncaring attitude that the scumbags display is indicative of something besides callous and cruel insensitivity. It’s possible they know that besides our inability to do much about it at the present time, terrible upcoming events will wipe all their feces off the table anyway. It’s hard to come up with much else to explain how they just don’t care anymore to cover up their gross inhumanity.

  2. expatbrian Says:

    Your idea is horrifying but not far fetched. I’m no conspiracy nut but the Bush White House if full of secrets and history tells us that means conspiracy. There may well be a master plan and all of these seemingly ridiculous, absurd or outright fraudulent moves may be part of a strategy – to do what I don’t know. I would not be surprised though to see another catastrophic event here, followed by country wide martial law, internment and suspension of the constitution. Damn glad I live abroad.

  3. chad Says:

    where is your contracts sound like to me you didnt live up to your end of the contract


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