News and Views for Veterans in Marion County, FL

Veterans Feel Shutdown Pain

Army veteran David Shanley-Dillman, a project leader with the U.S. Forest Service in rural Michigan, just wants to get back to work. The 53-year-old has been furloughed since Dec. 22 because of the partial government shutdown that has closed several federal agencies. He and his wife have depleted their savings, are living off credit cards and plan to ask family members to borrow money for their mortgage. “It’s tough. It’s kind of dire,” Shanley-Dillman said Wednesday. “We’re trying to be

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