Wow. What would you do if you got a $690,000,000 check in the mail instead of your usual $650??
Patricia Smith couldn’t believe the words that were coming out of her son’s mouth. The VA dependency that 22-year-old Allen gets each month for college expenses had come in from the U.S. Treasury Department as normal. However, this time it wasn’t the usual $650, it was more than $690,000,000.
“He immediately, immediately went to the VA officer at Fort Benning … turned in the check,” Patricia Attwood Smith said.
Patricia says Allen gets dependency checks each month because of his father who was a Veteran of the U.S. Air force. She says she is proud of her son for turning the check in and knows his father is smiling down on him.
“I’m proud of him for what he did because if it were me and I was in his shoes I probably would have done the same thing.”
While his mother and sister both are singing young Allen’s praises he declined to speak with us on camera. His mother says he is a very proud young man. “He’s very humble, and very shy and he really doesn’t want to be teased a lot about this,” Smith said.