U.K. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Leaves Friends $160G for Las Vegas Party
Credit: Published June 20, 2011 | FoxNews.com
YORK, England – A British soldier killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan left $161,500 in his will -- so his friends could go on vacation to Las Vegas, The Sun reported Monday.
Royal Marine David Hart, who had taken out a $403,800 life insurance policy before he was deployed to Afghanistan, stipulated in a letter that in the event of his death, his friends and their partners should travel to Sin City for a massive party in his memory.
"In his letter David said he had had a great life and had no regrets about anything. He always said he would do something like this if something bad happened," friend Andy Hare said. "He said, 'Go and have a good time and spend all this money.'"
Now, one year after 23-year-old Hart's death, 32 friends will fly to Nevada to honor his final wishes.
Hart, a combat medic, also set aside money for his family as well as $80,700 for a charity for wounded Marines.
Cool story aside, I just don’t know how these families and mothers survive losing a son like that (or any other way). They are all so young. We definitely owe so many people a debt of gratitude. Our government here in the U.S. really does not take care of these families and wounded soldiers and their families as well as they should. It’s disgraceful.
Sorry to be a bummer, but it’s true!