Mother of dead Canadian soldier gets 1-cent check from government (VIDEO)

The mother of a dead Canadian soldier received a one-cent check Friday, an act which came nearly two years after her son’s death.

Cpl. Justin Stark was a 22-year-old Canadian Forces reservist who served a seven-month tour in Afghanistan. Shortly after his tour had ended, Stark killed himself in the John W. Foote VC Armories in Hamilton on Oct. 29, 2011. When Stark’s mother received the one-cent check, she set out to make sure “screw up” never happened again, Huffington Post reports.

cheque-to-dead-soldier

Denise Stark received the one-cent check nearly two years after her military son committed suicide.

Denise Stark, along with her husband Wayne Stark, brought their concerns to Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson, who personally apologized to the family and pledged to take immediate actions to make sure no further “screw ups” happened.

“This is an insensitive bureaucratic screw-up,” Nicholson said. “I’ve just learned of it now and I will take steps immediately to ensure that something like this should never happen again.”

[ Huffington Post ]

Read More On:

Latest Reviews

  • Springfield SAINT: Your High-Value AR-15

    The Springfield Armory SAINT offers a high-value, no-frills-required AR-15 platform. We put it through its paces to see if it's worth adding to your collection. After several trips to the range, we can confirm this is a great gun.

    Read More
  • The Sig Sauer P320 X5 Legion is an Amazing Pistol

    The Sig Sauer p320 X5 Legion has been on the market for a little while now. So I wanted to bring you a review after shooting more than 30,000 rounds through mine over a year of competing in 3-gun and USPSA.

    Read More
  • 17 Reasons to Love the Glock 17

    Glock 17s are trusted by law enforcement and militaries around the world. But they are also great guns for civilians. Here are our top 17 reasons to get a Glock 17.

    Read More
  • Sig P320 vs. Sig P365 for Concealed Carry

    Sig’s P365 and P320 offer two great options for concealed carry. Their compact sizes and high magazine capacities make them excellent choices for everyday carry. They're also easy to customize.

    Read More

Loading