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Local group raises money for family of dead Marine

Death gratuity is not being paid during government shutdown.

By Rudi Keller
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Columbia-based not-for-profit Marine Parents raised $10,000 in an hour on Tuesday afternoon, its founder said, when it learned that military death benefits were not being paid and a Wisconsin family needed help covering in the burial and transportation expenses for Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins Jr., who died Saturday in Afghanistan.

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