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“We just want parity”: Military groups call on lawmakers to give Operation Lone Star troops death benefits

Law enforcement officers who serve on Operation Lone Star get a $500,000 death benefit for their survivors if they die on duty. But National Guard troops on the same mission don’t get a dime from the state for their families if they die.

By James Barragán, The Texas Tribune, and Davis Winkie, Military Times
Jo Ann Johnson goes through awards given to her  grandson Bishop Evans, who died while working on Operation Lone Star, inside of her home in Arlington, TX on December 7, 2022.

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