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Iowa National Guard soldiers told to return overpaid wages



DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of Iowa National Guard soldiers have been told they were overpaid after a year-long deployment in the Middle East and must make immediate plans to repay the money.

The Quad-City Times reports that about 366 soldiers with the 248th Aviation Support Battalion were informed of the issue shortly after returning from Kuwait and Iraq.

Lt. Col. Michael Wunn is a spokesman for the Iowa National Guard. He says the overpayments range from $2 to $4,500. He says officials are giving soldiers multiple options to repay the funds.

Wunn says the problem seems to originate from an issue at the demobilization station at Fort Hood in Texas. He says some battalion members continued receiving active duty pay or entitlements after their active duty ended.

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  1. Martin

    November 17, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Were they entitled to the money? No they were no longer on active duty. The soldier knew that they were being overpaid so this shouldn’t be a surprise. The soldiers just want something for nothing, they were already paid for their service.

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