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Marine Veteran Declared Dead Now Fighting to Prove He's Alive

By Greg Richter   |  

Marine veteran Joseph Morris says he's still fighting to prove to the U.S. government he is alive after an error by the Veterans Administration declared him dead earlier this year.

"April 1 came and went, and I never received my check that I normally get at the first of every month," Morris said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." 

Morris said his mother received a condolence letter from the VA, but he assured her he was fine.

"I told her I wasn't. I'm still here. I haven't gone anywhere," he said. "And that's when things got really strange for me."

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Morris went to the VA office in Houston, Texas, filled out some forms, and was told everything would be back to normal in 10 days. He did start receiving his VA checks again, but when he and his wife applied for a loan to buy a house in May his credit report still listed him as dead.

Morris served two tours in Iraq, and has been receiving a monthly check for the past seven years for a service-related disability, KOAA.com reports. 

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