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September 25, 2009 4:11 PM

Obama says 'no' to pensions for WW II Alaska guards

In a strongly worded message to Congress outlining its priorities for a military spending bill, the Obama administration today said it disapproved of including money for pensions for 26 elderly members of the World War II-era Alaska Territorial Guard. The Guardsmen were assigned to protect Alaska from the Japanese during World War II.

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