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Letter: Low pay for returning veterans

Marine Staff Sgt. Shawn Hunkins, 27, and his

Marine Staff Sgt. Shawn Hunkins, 27, and his wife Andrea Hunkins, 29, with their three daughters Natalia, 12, Arianna, 2, and Elaina Hunkins, 9 months in front of their future home at The Veterans Way in Islandia. (Sept. 24, 2013) Credit: Heather Walsh

I just read the article on housing for veterans returning home ["Home front on their own," News, Sept. 25]. I was appalled when I came to the part that said a lance corporal who served this country for four years, putting his life on the line, was making just $24,000 in base pay. It's a disgrace for this country to pay so little.

June Votava, Yaphank
 

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