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house Bill H.R. 5826

Should Korean War POWs and MIAs Be Retroactively Eligible For Full Combat Pay?

Argument in favor

Korean War POWs and MIAs are the only U.S. service members who aren’t eligible for full combat pay. This is a historic injustice that must be righted.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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11/24/2018
HELL YES, WHY SHOULDN’T THEY BE PAID The Korean War POWs and MIAs are the only U.S. service members who aren’t eligible for full combat pay. The same should also be applied to Vietnam 🇻🇳 MIA/KIAs. This is a historic injustice that must be righted. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻👍🏻. 11*24*18.....
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Colt's Opinion
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11/24/2018
How much of garbage human beings do we have to be, to not realize that this is a no brainer? Paying these men is the very least that can be done for them and their families.
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Mark's Opinion
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11/24/2018
Damn right they should! I am shocked we even have to ask this question!
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Argument opposed

This bill has no chance of passage, as the Army has historically opposed efforts to grant Korean War POWs full combat pay.

Cathy's Opinion
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11/24/2018
If you’re not going to do the same for WWII vets, then don’t do this. There was only a five year difference between those conflicts. My Father was both a WWII and Korean War vet who also spent 2 & 1/2 years as a German POW and I know, if he were alive today, he would say the same. Monetary reward was not why he served, and while this country is currently facing a historical monetary deficit, this is not the time to expend funds that do not exist. He was a lifetime Republican who strongly believed in fiscal responsibility, something the current party seems to have forgotten.
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Hans's Opinion
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11/24/2018
Only for their time of service and / or captivity. MIA personnel to be paid to the end of their service date or death if the time of death can be determined.
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PatriotQNV's Opinion
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11/27/2018
If we cant do this for all veterans of all wars No. If we can do this for ww2, korean and vietnam vets and all veterans yes. We shouldnt forget all the other vets of the other wars still alive today.
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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedMay 15th, 2018

Bill Activity

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    Introduced in House
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    Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
    IntroducedMay 15th, 2018
    HELL YES, WHY SHOULDN’T THEY BE PAID The Korean War POWs and MIAs are the only U.S. service members who aren’t eligible for full combat pay. The same should also be applied to Vietnam 🇻🇳 MIA/KIAs. This is a historic injustice that must be righted. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻👍🏻. 11*24*18.....
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    If you’re not going to do the same for WWII vets, then don’t do this. There was only a five year difference between those conflicts. My Father was both a WWII and Korean War vet who also spent 2 & 1/2 years as a German POW and I know, if he were alive today, he would say the same. Monetary reward was not why he served, and while this country is currently facing a historical monetary deficit, this is not the time to expend funds that do not exist. He was a lifetime Republican who strongly believed in fiscal responsibility, something the current party seems to have forgotten.
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    How much of garbage human beings do we have to be, to not realize that this is a no brainer? Paying these men is the very least that can be done for them and their families.
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    Damn right they should! I am shocked we even have to ask this question!
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    Yes they gave up so much & will continue through out there lives!
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    Every man or woman that has been held captive should receive every compensation owed. Any veteran having been injured while SERVING this nation first of all should never pay taxes again. Secondly their compensation should be no less than $72000 a year. A 100% disabled veteran should get paid as much as a US Senator. Stop the lip service and show the brave respect and compensate them properly.
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    While I don’t believe in being such an aggressive, war mongering country. It is disgusting that these brave soldiers are not being paid for their service! If we are going to send in soldiers then we are obligated to pay those soldiers period.
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    Korean War POW & MIAs must get full retro active back pay! the nation owes gi's an undying debt of gratitude, the cost of War not free and must be paid to all who serve🗽 Please make the tRump Administration a appoint a fully qualified and competent CIO Chief Information Systems Officer to the Veterans Administration so they may get the pay/benefits they so richly earned and deserve🗽
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    Sure, they deserve it
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    As a veteran I fully support this.#MAGA
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    So 69 years after a combat veteran was captured we now say pay them full benefits? How has this not been known? Who covered up this American tragedy? While your at it, investigate why Viet Nam vets experiencing illness from Agent Orange are being straight armed when they seek benefits. Another American tragedy.
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    American POWs in Korea experienced a level of torture and abuse largely absent from previous wars, and this alone accounts for many of the breaches in military policy. Both the Chinese and Koreans forced American prisoners to endure death marches, extreme privation and harsh punishments. Weather and terrain made escape from the camps in North Korea impossible, as did the hostility of civilians toward U.N. troops. The Army initiated courts-martial against 13 soldiers for collaboration, but given the extreme circumstances one cannot view the issue in terms of courage. Rather, the survivors by virtue of the fact that they survived, should all be counted as heroes.
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    No brainer...
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    If we actually respect our veterans then they should be paid for all the time they spent as a soldier including as a POW or MIA. It shows a real lack of appreciation for them when they’re only eligible for up to 4 months of pay as a POW/MIA.
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    Unhappily, my brother-in-law suffered from his stint as a demolition expert during the Korean War. Although he has died, my sister could certainly use a greater income than she is now receiving. She is going on 87 years of age, and can use all the help that she can get.
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    Shouldn’t they receive this- yes. Don’t you think they deserve this pay? Yes.
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    We need to take care of our veterans.
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    This isn’t even a question that should have to be asked. Their lives were taken for decades while in service to the US military. War is expensive we need to be much more discretionary before we enter into conflicts. War is easy to start and almost impossible to end. You can’t avoid the obligation to the men and women serving.
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    This should never be a question. Although the United States was not formally at war with North Korea, our combat Vets who were MIA or held as a POW should always be paid unless if that MIA is proven to be leaving their post as desertion. Respect our Vets, not treat them like throw away garbage once used.
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    Why if these men were captured for a year or so be just able to claim for four months of pay?
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