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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno salute as U.S. Army soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Cody J. Patterson during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on Oct. 9, 2013 in Dover, Del. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Charity To Pay For Military Death Benefits During Government Shutdown

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Pentagon Says Charity to Pay Military Death Benefits During Shutdown

The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen military soldiers, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.

10/09/2013

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