I wrote a few weeks ago about Marine Major Jeff Hackett, who killed himself in the aftermath of a collapse following his distinguished 26-year career. Major Hackett’s widow, Danielle was initially denied payment of Jeff’s $400,000 life insurance policy because when times got tough economically for Jeff, he missed a few payments. Recently, the VA reversed its initial decision and provided Mrs. Hackett with the benefit.
Jeff’s suicide, I said before, was clearly the result of his combat service. He shot himself in a parking lot in Wyoming, but it might as well have been a 7,000 sniper shot. The shot that killed Jeff depleted our force by one good Marine. What more could the enemy want? It’s good to know that the VA did the right thing.