Louis Cardinals won the award by unanimous vote); Brown also led the NL in times being hit by pitch (11).
In 1986, Brown batted .317 and made the NL All-Star team after hitting nearly .350 in the season's first half.
Wade Dill, a Marine Corps veteran, took a contractor job in Iraq.
Current DOD DBA policies have also been criticized by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Army's own auditors. Lawmakers publicly vent their outrage, administration officials offer plausible defenses, and the outcome is inconclusive.
"Established in 1941, the Defense Base Act (DBA) provides the equivalent of workers' compensation for civilian contractors working in contingency operations in overseas countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. 101(a) (13)) to be a military operation that:"(1) Is designated by the Secretary of Defense as an operation in which members of the armed forces are or may become involved in military actions, operations, or hostilities against an enemy of the United States or against an opposing military force; or(2) Results in the call or order to, or retention on, active duty of members of the uniformed services under section 688, 12301(a), 12302, 12304, 12305, or 12406 of 10 U. But last week's airing of complaints about the government's system for taking care of civilian workers injured or killed while on the job in Iraq and Afghanistan was notable for its unanimity.
He was killed instantly." Cardona was a contractor with American Canine, a Florida-based contracting company.
The 34-year old had been working with a bomb dog since November 2008Blackwater misrepresents their employees as contractors so they don't have to pay taxes but they magically become employees so the taxpayer has to pay for their Defense Base Act insurance This insurance for PSC's runs 50% and more of their yearly salary At the same time they are allowing AIG and CNA to deny medical, psychiatric, and disability payments to the Contractors, most of whom are Veterans, with the same diagnoses' from the same Wars Secretary Chao has set back decades of progress at the Department of Labor by stonewalling investigations, embracing corporate special interests, and showing general contempt for working families.
Kucinich (D-Ohio) requesting a hearing to examine a recent investigation by the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, and Pro Publica.
According to the investigation, AIG and other insurance companies have been unnecessarily denying and prolonging serious health insurance claims of civilian contractors who were injured or killed while participating in U. combat activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.“The men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect our nation on the battlefield should be able to return to their families without having to wage another battle here at home to receive the health care they are more than entitled to receive,” Congressman Cummings said.
There had been many roadside bombs in the past few days, and "they wanted him to go out with his dog.
The explosion split the Humvee he was in, and it landed on top of him.
Despite the light that Memorial Day will shine, briefly, on the U. death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan, don't expect an accurate accounting of the real human cost of our military actions abroad.
The numbers you'll see -- mostly likely just under 5,000 fatalities -- won't tell the whole story. Dennis Kucinich , D-Ohio, announced  today that a panel of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform  will hold hearings on June 18 to examine whether AIG and other major insurance carriers have inappropriately denied medical claims of contractors injured on the job in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Defense Department's inspector general is preparing a possible audit to examine allegations that inadequate oversight by federal officials allowed AIG and other major carriers to deny medical benefits due civilian contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.