B-135065, MAR. 7, 1958

B-135065: Mar 7, 1958

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PEGRAM: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JANUARY 8. COPIES OF WHICH ARE ON FILE HERE. SHOWS THAT YOU WERE CREDITED WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TOTALING $886.43 DURING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1. FROM THESE CREDITS THERE WAS DEDUCTED A TOTAL OF $539.10. IT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE FOREGOING THAT THE $347.33 ($886.43 LESS $539.10) DUE YOU FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AT THE TIME OF YOUR DISCHARGE ON APRIL 14. SINCE YOU WERE PAID $170 FOR THAT TRAVEL BEFORE YOU LEFT SAN FRANCISCO. THAT AMOUNT WAS DEDUCTED FROM THE $347.33 DUE YOU AND YOU WERE PAID THE BALANCE OF $177.33 AT THE TIME OF YOUR DISCHARGE. WHILE YOU STATE THAT THE DISBURSING OFFICER AT CAMP GORDON TOLD YOU THAT THE $170 WAS DEDUCTED TO REIMBURSE THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE FOR THE MONEY ADVANCED TO YOU BEFORE YOUR LEFT SAN FRANCISCO AND THAT TRAVEL PAY FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO CAMP GORDON WOULD BE PAID TO YOU IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

B-135065, MAR. 7, 1958

TO MR. JAMES P. PEGRAM:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER DATED JANUARY 8, 1958, CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR TRAVEL PAY FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, TO CAMP GORDON, GEORGIA, INCIDENT TO TRAVEL PERFORMED UNDER PARAGRAPH 48, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 78, DATED APRIL 4, 1952, WHICH RELIEVED YOU FROM ASSIGNMENT TO DETACHMENT NO. 2, 2349TH PERSONNEL PROCESSING GROUP (AIR FORCE), YERBA BUENA ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AND REASSIGNED YOU TO 3441ST ASU (3RD ARMY), CAMP GORDON, GEORGIA, FOR SEPARATION.

YOUR MILITARY PAY RECORD, COPIES OF WHICH ARE ON FILE HERE, SHOWS THAT YOU WERE CREDITED WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TOTALING $886.43 DURING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 1952, THROUGH APRIL 14, 1952, DATE OF DISCHARGE:

UNPAID AMOUNT BROUGHT FORWARD FROM LAST ACCOUNT CLOSED DECEMBER 31, 1951, $43.88; PAY AT $102.90 PER MONTH AS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WITH OVER TWO YEARS' SERVICE FROM JANUARY 1, 1952, THROUGH APRIL 12, 1952, $349.86; PAY AT $110.25 PER MONTH AS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS WITH OVER FOUR YEARS' SERVICE FROM APRIL 13 THROUGH 14, 1952, $7.35; FOREIGN SERVICE PAY AT $9 PER MONTH FROM JANUARY 1, 1952, THROUGH APRIL 2, 1952, $27.60; CLOTHING MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE (STANDARD) AT $6.60 PER MONTH FOR THE PERIOD FROM APRIL 3, THROUGH 14, 1952, $2.64; ACCRUED LEAVE PAY AT $110.25 PER MONTH FOR 60 DAYS, $220.50; ACCRUED BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE FOR 60 DAYS' LEAVE AT $0.70 PER DAY, $42.00; TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, TO CAMP GORDON, GEORGIA, APRIL 5 THROUGH 9, 1952, 2,915 MILES AT $0.06 PER MILE, $174.90; AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ON DISCHARGE FOR TRAVEL FROM CAMP GORDON, GEORGIA, TO WALKERTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA, 295 MILES AT $0.06 PER MILE, $17.70. FROM THESE CREDITS THERE WAS DEDUCTED A TOTAL OF $539.10, REPRESENTING ALLOTMENT, DEDUCTIONS FOR FOUR MONTHS AT $75, OR $300; WITHHOLDING TAX, $42.60; SOLDIERS HOME COLLECTIONS, $0.50; AND CASH PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO $196 ITEMIZED AS FOLLOWS: $43, $44, $43, $46 AND $20.

IT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE FOREGOING THAT THE $347.33 ($886.43 LESS $539.10) DUE YOU FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AT THE TIME OF YOUR DISCHARGE ON APRIL 14, 1952, INCLUDED THE TRAVEL ALLOWANCE DUE FOR YOUR TRAVEL FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO CAMP GORDON. HOWEVER, SINCE YOU WERE PAID $170 FOR THAT TRAVEL BEFORE YOU LEFT SAN FRANCISCO, THAT AMOUNT WAS DEDUCTED FROM THE $347.33 DUE YOU AND YOU WERE PAID THE BALANCE OF $177.33 AT THE TIME OF YOUR DISCHARGE. SUCH PAYMENT INCLUDED THE BALANCE OF $4.90 DUE ON THE TRAVEL ALLOWANCE OF $174.90 FOR YOUR TRAVEL FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO CAMP GORDON. WHILE YOU STATE THAT THE DISBURSING OFFICER AT CAMP GORDON TOLD YOU THAT THE $170 WAS DEDUCTED TO REIMBURSE THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE FOR THE MONEY ADVANCED TO YOU BEFORE YOUR LEFT SAN FRANCISCO AND THAT TRAVEL PAY FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO CAMP GORDON WOULD BE PAID TO YOU IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS, IT IS READILY APPARENT THAT SUCH ACTION COULD NOT PROPERLY HAVE BEEN TAKEN SINCE YOU THEN WOULD HAVE BEEN PAID TWICE FOR SUCH TRAVEL. THE SETTLEMENT OF DECEMBER 31, 1957, WAS CORRECT IN ADVISING YOU THAT NO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE IS DUE FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO THAT PLACE AND THAT SETTLEMENT IS SUSTAINED.

UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOUR ATTENTION AGAIN IS CALLED TO YOUR INDEBTEDNESS TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE AMOUNT OF $82.11 AS STATED IN OUR LETTER OF JULY 3, 1957, TO YOU AND PRIOR CORRESPONDENCE. IN YOUR LETTER OF JULY 5, 1957, YOU CONCEDE THAT THE AMOUNT IS CORRECTLY COMPUTED. INASMUCH AS THERE IS NO OFFSETTING ITEM DUE YOU FROM THE UNITED STATES, YOU AGAIN ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE PROMPT PAYMENT OF THE FULL AMOUNT OF YOUR DEBT OR, IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME, YOU SHOULD SUBMIT AN INITIAL PAYMENT WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS LETTER TOGETHER WITH A DEFINITE PLAN FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THE BALANCE WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME.

PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO THE "U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE" AND FORWARDED TO U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE, POST OFFICE BOX 2610, WASHINGTON 13, D.C., MAKING REFERENCE TO CLAIM NO. Z-1818234, AND B-135065.