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Posted: 8/20/2016 7:47:40 PM EDT


The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the U.S. government is still paying a veteran's pension from that conflict.

"One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms.

Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014.

"VA has an obligation to take care of our nation’s veterans no matter how long. It is an honor to serve and care for those who served our country," Noller explained in an email to U.S. News.
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-08/civil-war-vets-pension-still-remains-on-governments-payroll-151-years-after-last-shot-fired
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 7:50:44 PM EDT
Good
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 7:51:59 PM EDT
There were a few wives of veterans being paid up to recently as well.

These were women who married older veterans when they were young girls.
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 7:53:18 PM EDT
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 7:53:42 PM EDT
Good. Let the old lady have her $73
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 7:53:52 PM EDT
Seems it should have been adjusted for inflation?
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Originally Posted By Demosthenes99:
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These were women who married older veterans when they were young girls.
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Some old guys back then basically married their nurses.  Take care of me in my old age and you get a pension and an inheritance.
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Reparations










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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???
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Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.


Damn, I'm 43 and have a hard time getting wood.
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Math...

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Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.

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Originally Posted By Demosthenes99:
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These were women who married older veterans when they were young girls.
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during the depression, families urged young girls to marry a geriatric Civil War Vet as soon as possible.
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Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.





Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:



Originally Posted By coltshorty14:

Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???






Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.





Damn....  and no viagra back then either.




 
No paternity tests back then either.
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Can you imagine the cost?  As the article pointed out.....

Spanish Am War
WW1
WW2
Viet Nam
Korea
Gulf War(s)
and all the other reason(s) why military members get hurt and/or die......some legit and some not so.

No way we could afford it.  If anything the benefit should end for kids after age _x__.  Spouse....well, until re-married.  Then again, "marriage" is a stupid word to use now a days.

Aloha, Mark
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:

  No paternity tests back then either.
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.

  No paternity tests back then either.



Good point.

Thank fucking God for DNA testing.  

Yes, i wasn't the father.  

Fuck you California, Fuck you very much.
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  No paternity tests back then either.
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.

  No paternity tests back then either.


all true.
and the old man, probably didn't care...
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:



Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???
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He was 83





From the article:


Triplett's father was Mose Triplett, born in 1846. He joined the Confederate army in 1862, but later deserted and signed up with the Union. His first wife died and they did not have any children. He later married Elida Hall who was at least 50 years younger. They had five children, three of whom did not survive infancy. But Irene, and her younger brother Everette did. Mose Triplett was 83 when Irene was born, nearly 87 when her brother Everette came along.








 

Link Posted: 8/20/2016 8:19:57 PM EDT
This should be good with all of the arf anti pension folks
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Daughter sounds like a friend of mine, at least when it come to be connected to event we consider light years back. His Dad got out the Army as a Colonel right after the Depression hit to look after family stuff. Got dragged back to work a Coastal Defense unit when we got into WW2, and was 78 when my friend was born in 1975.

He lives as long as his family usual does he'll end up seeing the 100th to 120th year anniversaries of America getting into WW2. And that's barring medical advancements that may or may not happen.
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I won't be that guy as I have no idea how military pensions work or how they are paid out.
So the children of veterans collect the pensions of their deceased parents?
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Originally Posted By CTM1:


I won't be that guy as I have no idea how military pensions work or how they are paid out.
So the children of veterans collect the pensions of their deceased parents?
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Originally Posted By CTM1:
Originally Posted By tango1978:
This should be good with all of the arf anti pension folks


I won't be that guy as I have no idea how military pensions work or how they are paid out.
So the children of veterans collect the pensions of their deceased parents?


Only in very limited circumstances, such as the kid being unable to care for themselves, IIRC.
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 9:36:32 PM EDT
Wait, what?  Child of vet is getting benefits?  Hmmmm....Dad spent 30 years in the USAF. WHERE'S MY MONEY!!!  

But seriously, why would the child be getting benefits?
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Wait, what?  Child of vet is getting benefits?  Hmmmm....Dad spent 30 years in the USAF. WHERE'S MY MONEY!!!  

But seriously, why would the child be getting benefits?
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No surviving spouse. It was too long, but I did read.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.



Maybe this daughter looks very much like the milkman?
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At least her father wasn't a traitor.
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"VA has an obligation to take care of our nation’s veterans no matter how long."

Oh, the irony of how that sentence can be read two different ways...

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At least her father wasn't a traitor.
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Originally Posted By FDC:



At least her father wasn't a traitor.


Actually it sounds like he was, he joined the Confederate army first but then deserted.
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:
Wait, what?  Child of vet is getting benefits?  Hmmmm....Dad spent 30 years in the USAF. WHERE'S MY MONEY!!!  

But seriously, why would the child be getting benefits?
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If I had to guess, without doing any research ,  the parent collecting the pension passed away while the child was under 18.
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
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Pretty spry for a dead guy.
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Originally Posted By S_A_C:


Actually it sounds like he was, he joined the Confederate army first but then deserted.
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Originally Posted By FDC:



At least her father wasn't a traitor.


Actually it sounds like he was, he joined the Confederate army first but then deserted.


Fuck.  That's what I get get for just lookin at the pitchers and knot reading the werds.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.
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Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.


or DNA tests either
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Originally Posted By ScottsGT:


Wait, what?  Child of vet is getting benefits?  Hmmmm....Dad spent 30 years in the USAF. WHERE'S MY MONEY!!!  



But seriously, why would the child be getting benefits?
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Depends on what the rules were for pensions during the Civil War.

 
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He was 83.  Pretty fly for an old guy.





 
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At least her father wasn't a traitor.
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At least her father wasn't a traitor.

He was a double traitor.
Link Posted: 8/20/2016 11:18:06 PM EDT
I didn't know that pensions made payments to adult children.

Widows, yes. Minors, yes. But 86 year old "kids"?
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Shout out for Alberta Martin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberta_Martin
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:16:52 AM EDT
Just found out earlier today that my neighbors cousin who was in the Army during Nam gets $350 per
month for some agent orange issue. Funny thing is while he was in country he said he never say agent orange,
that he was never around it it or exposed to it as he was not a front line soldier.
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Don't hate the playa, hate the game.  



 
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 12:30:19 AM EDT
GOOD! They should pay every Southern that "Holds These Truths to Be Self Evident"!!!
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Sadly, no. That's how we are summarily reduced/eliminated.
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At least her father wasn't a traitor.
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At least her father wasn't a traitor.

You just can't help yourself can you?
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 1:01:27 AM EDT
That's cool.
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  No paternity tests back then either.
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Originally Posted By Dunderway:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.

  No paternity tests back then either.


That's what I was thinking, too.
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Originally Posted By CTM1:
Just found out earlier today that my neighbors cousin who was in the Army during Nam gets $350 per
month for some agent orange issue. Funny thing is while he was in country he said he never say agent orange,
that he was never around it it or exposed to it as he was not a front line soldier.
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Ayup vet just has to have had their feet on the deck in vietnam...and if they have any of a list of conditions then it's presumed to be Agent Orange exposure.
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Originally Posted By ma96782:
Can you imagine the cost?  As the article pointed out.....



Spanish Am War

WW1

WW2

Viet Nam

Korea

Gulf War(s)

and all the other reason(s) why military members get hurt and/or die......some legit and some not so.



No way we could afford it.  If anything the benefit should end for kids after age _x__.  Spouse....well, until re-married.  Then again, "marriage" is a stupid word to use now a days.



Aloha, Mark
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Originally Posted By ma96782:



Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:

Seems it should have been adjusted for inflation?






Can you imagine the cost?  As the article pointed out.....



Spanish Am War

WW1

WW2

Viet Nam

Korea

Gulf War(s)

and all the other reason(s) why military members get hurt and/or die......some legit and some not so.



No way we could afford it.  If anything the benefit should end for kids after age _x__.  Spouse....well, until re-married.  Then again, "marriage" is a stupid word to use now a days.



Aloha, Mark
Bullshit

 



It's a goddam sight better than the EBT fucking shit
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:


Damn, I'm 43 and have a hard time getting wood.
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.


Damn, I'm 43 and have a hard time getting wood.

Get your T checked.
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:


Damn, I'm 43 and have a hard time getting wood.
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Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Originally Posted By Jman78:
Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Her dad would have had to make her when he was 75-80 years old???



Her father was 86 when she was born and 87 when her brother was born.


Damn....  and no viagra back then either.


Damn, I'm 43 and have a hard time getting wood.


Go see a doctor, seriously
Testosterone is your friend
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