Watervliet (NY) firefighters are raising funds for a World War II veteran whose benefits have been cut.
NewsChannel 13 reports (http://bit.ly/1hgAkuV) that Joseph Teson, 89, had his benefits slashes to just $6 a month after the federal Department Of Veterans Affairs said they had been overpaying him. Teson is reportedly now selling personal affects just to make ends meet.
The Watervliet Fire Department says whatever money is raised for Teson Thursday they will match.
During the D-Day invasion, Teson served aboard a landing craft transporting ammunition, tanks, and troops to Omaha Beach and Utah Beach under heavy fire.