B-149019, JUN. 19, 1962

B-149019: Jun 19, 1962

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ARMY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 18. FOR REFUND OF CERTAIN PER DIEM PAYMENTS MADE TO HIM WHILE HE WAS SERVING AS AN ENLISTED MAN IN THE ARMY. THE RECORDS WERE FORWARDED HERE BY YOUR OFFICE AT THE REQUEST OF THE HONORABLE EDWIN E. WE HAVE REVIEWED THE RECORDS AND CONCLUDED THAT. CAMP DESERT ROCK WAS MR. THAT HE WAS NOT ENTITLED TO THE PER DIEM PAYMENTS MADE TO HIM WHILE AT THAT STATION. THAT GOVERNMENT MESSING FACILITIES WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR MR. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT HE IS ENTITLED TO A CREDIT OF A BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE AT THE RATE OF $2.57 A DAY (RATE IN EFFECT DURING THE PERIOD HERE INVOLVED) DURING THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 26. FOR EACH DAY HE WAS REQUIRED TO PROCURE MEALS AT HIS OWN EXPENSE.

B-149019, JUN. 19, 1962

TO THE FINANCE CENTER, U.S. ARMY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF MAY 18, 1962, FILE REFERENCE, FINCS- AF BENOIT, LEROY P., US 54 189 334 (7 MAY 1962), ENCLOSING FOR OUR REVIEW THE RECORDS IN THE CASE OF THE CLAIM OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST MR. LEROY P. BENOIT, GUEYDAN, LOUISIANA, FOR REFUND OF CERTAIN PER DIEM PAYMENTS MADE TO HIM WHILE HE WAS SERVING AS AN ENLISTED MAN IN THE ARMY. THE RECORDS WERE FORWARDED HERE BY YOUR OFFICE AT THE REQUEST OF THE HONORABLE EDWIN E. WILLIS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

WE HAVE REVIEWED THE RECORDS AND CONCLUDED THAT, ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION BEFORE US, CAMP DESERT ROCK WAS MR. BENOIT'S PERMANENT DUTY STATION, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, AND THAT HE WAS NOT ENTITLED TO THE PER DIEM PAYMENTS MADE TO HIM WHILE AT THAT STATION.

SINCE THE RECORDS SHOW, HOWEVER, THAT GOVERNMENT MESSING FACILITIES WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR MR. BENOIT'S USE AT CAMP DESERT ROCK, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT HE IS ENTITLED TO A CREDIT OF A BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE AT THE RATE OF $2.57 A DAY (RATE IN EFFECT DURING THE PERIOD HERE INVOLVED) DURING THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 26, 1957, TO AUGUST 31, 1958, FOR EACH DAY HE WAS REQUIRED TO PROCURE MEALS AT HIS OWN EXPENSE. ON THAT BASIS, A DETERMINATION SHOULD BE MADE BY YOUR OFFICE AS TO THE NUMBER OF DAYS MR. BENOIT WAS REQUIRED TO PROCURE MEALS AT HIS OWN EXPENSE, WITH A VIEW TO ADJUSTING HIS INDEBTEDNESS TO REFLECT THIS CREDIT. A COPY OF THIS LETTER IS BEING FURNISHED TO CONGRESSMAN WILLIS.