2010-03-25 / Local & State

Hess Urges Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans To Apply For Bonus

Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/ Fulton/Huntingdon) is reminding veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf theater in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to apply for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus.

Hess noted that the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs offers the Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus to veterans who served on active duty, including mobilized National Guard and Reserve personnel, between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991, with a payment of up to $75 per month for every month of active Gulf War service. Veterans who received a Southwest Asia Service Medal and were legal residents of Pennsylvania at the time of their service are also eligible for the benefit.

An additional bonus of $5,000 is available to surviving families of those killed in action during the same period.

“I encourage veterans, or the families of those who served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to apply for this benefit,” Hess said. “On behalf of the residents of the 78th District, I thank each one for their service and a job well done.”

For more information on the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans' Bonus, visit Hess’ Web site at DickHess.com and click on “Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans' Bonus.”

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