Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Come and Get It!

Some 10,000 Americans can get about $2,000,000 from Canada just by asking for it.

Said a Veterans' Affairs Department spokesman last week: U.S. citizens who served in the Dominion's armed forces in World War II (most of them before Pearl Harbor) are entitled to a gratuity of $7.50 for each 30 days of service, plus 25¢ for every day served overseas, plus seven days pay for every six months overseas.* Only about 2,000 (of 12,000 eligibles) have applied, said the Department. The "rest probably don't know about it."

*Canada's official definition of "overseas": 1) for the Army—anywhere outside of Canada except...

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