New York Firefighters Raise Money for WWII Veteran Whose Benefits Were Cut

Watervliet (NY) firefighters are raising funds for a World War II veteran whose benefits have been cut.

NewsChannel 13  reports ( 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.

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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.

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