Sgt. Nicole Gee was one of the 13 Americans killed during the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. Her family, not the Pentagon, paid to move her to her final resting place. (Misty Fuoco)
Nonprofit stepped in to pay $60,000 to move Sgt Nicole Gee’s remains to Arlington National Cemetery
A Republican lawmaker is sounding the alarm after being notified that one of the 13 Gold Star families from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was forced to pay to move the body of their loved one.
Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., who is an Army veteran, told Fox News Digital that during a meeting with the families of the “Fallen 13” last week, he was “enraged to learn that the Department of Defense had placed a heavy financial burden” on the family of Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, who were forced to find funding in the thousands to move her body to its final resting place after her 2021 death in Afghanistan.
The Gee family secured the funding, which came to “a staggering $60,000,” to move their loved one’s body after a nonprofit organization stepped in to cover the cost, Mills said.
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WNU Editor: Sgt. Nicole Gee deserves to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Her family should not have been the ones who had to pay to make this happen.