October 9th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

On shutdown's 9th day, survivors of fallen troops take center stage

Washington (CNN) - When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Dover Air Force Base Wednesday, he won't just be honoring troops killed in Afghanistan. His presence will also send a message about the government shutdown.

Hagel will attend a ceremony for the return of soldiers' remains - at a time the families of those service members are not receiving the standard benefits typically given to them.


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