B-123277, SEP 12, 1955

B-123277: Sep 12, 1955

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THERE WAS RECEIVED YOUR LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 18. REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON A VOUCHER FOR SIX MONTHS' GRATUITY PAY. SINCE THE MILITARY APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1953 NO LONGER IS AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR DISBURSEMENT. THE VOUCHER AND SUPPORTING PAPERS WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF OUR OFFICE FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT.

B-123277, SEP 12, 1955

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CAPTAIN V.E. OVERTURF, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY:

BY INDORSEMENT FROM THE CHIEF OF FINANCE DATED MARCH 15, 1955, THERE WAS RECEIVED YOUR LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 18, 1955, FILE REFERENCE FINCT E 247, REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHETHER PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON A VOUCHER FOR SIX MONTHS' GRATUITY PAY, SUBMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF CURTIS B. GOODWIN, BROTHER OF HOWARD C. GOODWIN, RA 44 017 761, LATE SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, UNITED STATES ARMY, FOR $1,582.44 REPRESENTED AS EQUAL TO THE PAY OF THE DECEDENT FOR SIX MONTHS, THE CLAIM ARISING UNDER THE ACT OF DECEMBER 17, 1919, 41 STAT. 367, AS AMENDED, 10 U.S.C. 903.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT OF DEATH ISSUED BY THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, THE LATE SERVICEMAN DIED OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION ON MAY 23, 1953.

SINCE THE MILITARY APPROPRIATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1953 NO LONGER IS AVAILABLE TO YOU FOR DISBURSEMENT, THE VOUCHER AND SUPPORTING PAPERS WILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE CLAIMS DIVISION OF OUR OFFICE FOR DIRECT SETTLEMENT.