Monday, April 30, 2012

Media Mention: 'The Disgrace of War Widows Fighting for Benefits'

Author Bob Geiger reports on Kristen Fenty's 'Widow's Tax' advocacy at The Huffington Post.

Here's an excerpt of Geiger's story:
Kristen Fenty knows a thing or two about pain and struggle. 
Like all Gold Star Wives -- women whose spouses have died or been killed while on active duty in the U.S. military -- she has learned to live with the grief of losing her life partner, the disintegration of the life she imagined and, like so many war widows, the burden of instantly becoming a single parent and shepherding a child through the loss of her father.
What Kristen Fenty didn't expect was six years of getting raked over bureaucratic coals in simply trying to receive and keep the benefits to which surviving military families are entitled. . .
Read the full story here.


  1. I just read the article. In fact, I just wrote my FL Representative. Kristen, thank you for putting yourself out there... and thank you both for all you do!

  2. That is an OUTSTANDING article !! Great job !!
    Hope lots of people read it, and it will encourage them to contact their U.S. Representatives and Senators, to get this legislation moving - and passed - this year !! Thank you to both of you for all that you are doing to help military surviving spouses.