Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Jeffrey Ake

An American contractor, Jeffrey Ake of LaPorte, Indiana, disappeared in Iraq two years ago today. The side bar to an AP article about Jeffrey Ake today mentions Kirk von Ackermann as still missing.

A Hoosier's fate remains uncertain
By Will Higgins, The Indianapolis Star, April 11, 2007

Recent news reports have highlighted that the Ake family have had a hard time financially. With the large number of contractors now working in Iraq for United States agencies, is it really too much to ask that each and every contractor at least be covered by a minimum of insurance? Families shouldn't have financial stress added on top of the pain and worry of a missing family member.

See The Defense Base Act for more on the topic of insurance.

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