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.