Thread: Curt Borton Jr.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:13 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by justins5256
Thanks for transcribing it. I completely forgot I said I would do so earlier in this thread.

I guess one thing still bugs me. Where did the money come from? Would the government really give him some sort of a settlement for having Curt's status changed in this manner?
I don't think the military ever denied sending the check, just that in the manner in which it was obtained. I am no expert on military matters at all, but I wonder if the hold up with the money was because officially his status was MIA, meaning that he was entitled to the money if he were still alive. When the father requested his status be changed (roughly 10 years after Curt went missing) to killed in captivity, I think the military agreed and decided that his parents were his next of kin, so they paid his pension. Here's more info about it.
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