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When the government shutdown threatened death benefits due to family of service members killed in action, a private foundation stepped in to help: Fisher House.
A military charity that had stepped in to continue payments to families who lost service members during the government shutdown is sending an additional check to those affected.
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.
Military families who want to be nearby while their wounded family members are in the hospital now have a new - more comfortable - place to stay near Washington.
Each injured soldier or veteran is competing for one of 50 spots on the Army Warrior Games team for the 2012 competition in Colorado Springs, Colo. from April 30 to May 3.
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