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September 2, 2014, 4:13 am
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American Legion Commender Predicts Military Pension Benefits Will Be Restored


The national commander of the American Legion says he believes Congress will restore full funding for cost-of-living increases in military pensions. 

 

Some of those benefits were scaled back as part of a budget deal that came together in Congress weeks ago.  But since then, an outcry has led the Senate to pass a bill restoring the benefits. Appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” Legion commander Dan Dellinger predicts the House will follow suit, but he says those benefits should never have been on the chopping block in the first place. 

 

Dellinger was in Springfield for the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Lincoln’s Tomb on the occasion of the late President’s birthday.

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