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After Decades, Man Finally Receives Military Benefits

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american flag After Decades, Man Finally Receives Military BenefitsORANGE, Conn. (AP) _ A 99-year-old Connecticut man who won a lengthy fight for more than $34,000 in retroactive military pension benefits is getting praise from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

DeLauro recently visited George Posener at his home in Orange to congratulate him and thank him for his service as an ordnance inspector during World War II.

Posener was slated for combat service during the war, but military officials decided to keep him in the U.S. as a civilian worker redesigning weapons and inspecting ballistics tests because of his engineering background.

He contacted DeLauro for help in getting the pension he had been denied, plus retroactive benefits he was owed for decades.

Federal military officials recently resolved his case. DeLauro met with him Thursday during a visit to her home district in Connecticut.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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