Vienna Township (WJRT) - (11/7/17) It took a fight but a Mid-Michigan family will be getting money, owed to them by the Army. A local soldier was hurt during a time of war, but denied help. Congressman Dan Kildee was able to cut through the red tape.
The family will be getting $100,000.
The military is known for its bureaucracy that can tie up benefits. Sergeant First Class Cameron Corder of Clio was injured and partially paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Corder was on a flight medic in December 2013. He was riding in a Black Hawk helicopter and treating a Marine with a head injury. Corder was entitled to a payment of $100,000 from the Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance. But the Army began to drag its feet claiming the medical documents were incomplete.
"We assumed the Army like they always said his entire career, they will take care of us," said Bethany Corder, Cameron's wife.
They took their case to Congressman Dan Kildee, who contacted the Secretary of the Army. The red tape started to be cut.