Image: Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., killed in combat; his mother Shannon Collins
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TODAY   |  October 08, 2013

Mom of marine: Fallen deserve guarantee of benefits

Shannon Collins, the mother of 19-year-old fallen marine Lance Cpl. James Collins, tells NBC News that the government shutdown is “hurting the wrong people” and that “military families shouldn’t have to worry about how they’re going to bury their child.” She and other families of fallen soldiers have not received death benefits that are normally wired within 36 hours.

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