Sunday, November 06, 2005
Republican draft-dodging criminals HATE OUR TROOPS!
Guardsman re-enlists, Pentagon kills bonus
Officers from state try to restore $15,000 benefit
A Department of Defense decision to renege on war-time promises to pay bonuses to more than a dozen re-enlisting Washington National Guardsmen has sparked outrage from prominent elected officials and state National Guard officers working to rectify the situation.
According to a state Guard spokesman, Maj. Phil Osterli, at least 15 Washington National Guardsmen and women signed re-enlistment forms promising them a tax-free $15,000 bonus in return. Many of them were stationed in Iraq at the time, he said......