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ROBERT EANS: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER RECEIVED HERE SEPTEMBER 25. WHEREIN IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT. THAT YOU WERE OVERPAID THE SUM OF $45.02 INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE IN THE ARMY. THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE REPORTS THAT YOU WERE NOT PAID ADVANCE TRAVEL AND THAT YOU WERE NOT REIMBURSED FOR SUCH TRAVEL UPON THE COMPLETION THEREOF. YOU ARE ENTITLED TO AN ALLOWANCE AT 3 CENTS A MILE FOR THE OFFICIAL DISTANCE FROM CAMP KILMER TO FORT BLISS (2. 249 MILES) LESS THE DISTANCE FOR WHICH TRANSPORTATION WAS FURNISHED TO YOU FROM CHARLESTON. THAT CHARGE WILL BE REMOVED. SUCH ADJUSTMENT WILL RESULT IN A NET CREDIT TO YOU OF $9.56 INSTEAD OF AN EXCESS OF CHARGES OVER CREDITS SHOWN IN THAT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT OF $45.02.

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B-129319, JUN. 16, 1958

TO MR. ROBERT EANS:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER RECEIVED HERE SEPTEMBER 25, 1957, CONCERNING THE ACTION TAKEN IN OUR LETTERS TO YOU DATED JUNE 14, 1957, AND SEPTEMBER 19, 1957, B-129319, WHEREIN IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT, ON THE BASIS OF THE RECORDS THEN BEFORE US, THAT YOU WERE OVERPAID THE SUM OF $45.02 INCIDENT TO YOUR SERVICE IN THE ARMY.

THE STATEMENT OF YOUR PAY ACCOUNT FURNISHED YOU IN OUR LETTER OF JUNE 14, 1957, CONTAINED AN ENTRY SHOWING A CHARGE IN THE AMOUNT OF $54.58 REPRESENTING THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION AND SUBSISTENCE FROM CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO FORT BLISS, TEXAS, IN AUGUST 1949. IN VIEW OF YOUR INSISTENCE THAT YOU PAID YOUR OWN TRAVEL EXPENSES FROM CAMP KILMER, NEW JERSEY, TO HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, YOUR LEAVE ADDRESS EN ROUTE TO YOUR NEW DUTY STATION AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS, WE REQUESTED THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY TO ASSEMBLE THE PERTINENT RECORDS AND FURNISH US WITH A COMPLETE REPORT IN THE MATTER. THE REQUESTED REPORT HAS NOW BEEN RECEIVED HERE. WE REGRET THE DELAY IN ASSEMBLING THE PERTINENT RECORDS NEEDED TO MAKE A PROPER DISPOSITION OF YOUR CLAIM.

BY LETTER OF MAY 27, 1958, THE FINANCE CENTER, U.S. ARMY, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, FURNISHED US WITH A REPORT TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 158, HEADQUARTERS CAMP KILMER, NEW JERSEY, DATED JULY 25, 1949, TRANSFERRING YOU FROM CAMP KILMER TO FORT BLISS, TEXAS. THE ORDER AUTHORIZED A 30-DAY DELAY EN ROUTE SHOWING YOUR LEAVE ADDRESS AS HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, AND PROVIDED THAT YOU WOULD BE REIMBURSED, UPON COMPLETION OF THE TRAVEL, FOR 10 MEALS AT $1.25 PER MEAL, PLUS A MONETARY ALLOWANCE FOR TRAVEL FROM CAMP KILMER TO FORT BLISS, TEXAS, AT 3 CENTS PER MILE. THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE REPORTS THAT YOU WERE NOT PAID ADVANCE TRAVEL AND THAT YOU WERE NOT REIMBURSED FOR SUCH TRAVEL UPON THE COMPLETION THEREOF.

IN VIEW OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT AND THE RECORDS NOW BEFORE US, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO AN ALLOWANCE AT 3 CENTS A MILE FOR THE OFFICIAL DISTANCE FROM CAMP KILMER TO FORT BLISS (2,249 MILES) LESS THE DISTANCE FOR WHICH TRANSPORTATION WAS FURNISHED TO YOU FROM CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, TO FORT BLISS (1,797 MILES), OR 452 MILES, PLUS 4 MEALS AT $1.25 PER MEAL ($18.56). ALSO, SINCE THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT IN OUR LETTER OF JUNE 14, 1957, TO YOU, CHARGED YOU $54.58 FOR TRANSPORTATION AND 6 MEAL TICKETS, THAT CHARGE WILL BE REMOVED. SUCH ADJUSTMENT WILL RESULT IN A NET CREDIT TO YOU OF $9.56 INSTEAD OF AN EXCESS OF CHARGES OVER CREDITS SHOWN IN THAT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT OF $45.02. A SETTLEMENT FOR THE NET AMOUNT OF $28.12 THUS FOUND DUE YOU WILL ISSUE IN DUE COURSE.

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