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

Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 09:53 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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."

Story continues below video.



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. 

Related Stories:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Tom Cole: Take Time on ISIS Strategy

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 18:23 PM

There is "too much emphasis on acting now" when it comes to dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS), O . . .

Rep. Kinzinger: 'Are We Going to Contain ISIS or Crush ISIS?'

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 12:42 PM

Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger says there is one main question when it comes to how to handle the violent Islam . . .

Sen. Menendez: US, NATO Should Arm Ukraine

Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 11:06 AM

The United States "should provide the Ukrainians with the type of defensive weapons that will impose a cost" upon Russia . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved