White House, Pentagon Shift Policy on Condolences Letters

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 06, 2011 12:32 PM
White House, Pentagon Shift Policy on Condolences Letters
Families of military service members who commit suicide while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan will now receive condolence letters from President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, reversing a long standing policy, officials said Wednesday.

“The administration will now send letters to families of service members who commit suicide while deployed to Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom and other combat operations,” said Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan.