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posted: 10/6/2013 5:00 AM

Shutdown affecting military meals

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So the United States government shutdown isn't affecting the military. Tell that to my grandson.

All Marine commissaries in Afghanistan are being shut down effective Oct. 1 after they run out of perishable food. I guess my Marine grandson will have to be satisfied with eating MREs for the next seven months or as long as the U.S. Congress is ruled by the likes of Ted Cruz.

My hope is that these Congress representatives finally realize that they are messing with people's lives and deaths.

Tom Helms

Lake Villa

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