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Fairfield resident honored by Economy Fuel’s Heat for Heroes program

Fairfield Sun -- A Fairfield World War II veteran’s winter just got warmer as a result of Heat For Heroes, a program developed by Economy Fuel to help keep veterans warm during the winter months.

The company announced that 88-year-old Glenn Benton of Fairfield, who served in World War II in the Quarter Master Corp., loading and unloading supplies while stationed in England, France and Germany from June 1943 through January 1946, has been chosen to receive up to $1,500 of home heating oil from the low-cost energy company that serves New Haven and Fairfield counties.

Benton was nominated by his daughter, Bonnie Lindsay, also of Fairfield, whose Heat For Heroes essay described her dad as “… 88 years young and still working full time” as he struggles to pay his monthly bills, in spite of living a very si


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 12:06:51 AM

a start, but extend to those who have recently served. That would show true commitment.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:51:36 AM

Well that's a good start.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:10:42 AM

Thank You!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:29:22 AM

A timely reward for a WWII Hero.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:27:15 AM

Read yesterday
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:15:59 AM

I love that it's a deserving person who won!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:15:36 AM

nice
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:12:58 AM

He should still be honored.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:12:31 AM

Nice!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:11:35 AM

Heartwarming story ... but isn't this the same veteran they honored last week? This story is a re-post
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:10:10 AM

Nice touch.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:09:15 AM

Yes, indeed!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:08:23 AM

goota help these guys, we can do more for sure.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:07:43 AM

Excellent Read!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:07:41 AM

Not interesting.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:07:37 AM

good veterans should get help when they need it after serving our country.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:06:39 AM

Good for him.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:06:36 AM

Outstanding
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:06:03 AM

Hero Glenn!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:05:12 AM

Nice program
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:04:40 AM

Good!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:04:25 AM

Congratulations to deserving veteran!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:01:43 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 12:01:18 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:57:01 PM

good deal
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:56:28 PM

God bless them!!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:53:49 PM

Good going. Generous blessing to the WW2 vet.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:51:13 PM

Where's the government program encouraging people to switch from heating oil to natural gas?
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:49:18 PM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:43:33 PM

I'm all for doing anything to help our Vets.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:39:40 PM

Does doing 20 years in the military give me help and keep me warm?
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:37:28 PM

great
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:34:10 PM

suzmar: its not so hard to believe. true the cost of the NG fuel is much cheaper, but the up front out of pocket costs to replace furnance, installing supply lines from house to storage tank, renting storage tank, and permits can bring the cost to >$7.5K+.

the local nderground ng gas supplier here in my town wants at least 10k per resident on the street (every resident must pay whether they connect or not) to extend main trunk lines. soooo... we're talking 17.5K
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:31:51 PM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:30:37 PM

Nice to see good news for a change!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:30:29 PM

wow 88 years old and still working. i'll have to also.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:29:06 PM

Wow, 88 years old and still working.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:28:02 PM

good news story need of them
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:21:59 PM

a good story indeed
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:20:30 PM

Good!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:19:50 PM

okay
suzmar
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:16:39 PM

Can't believe people are still using heating oil, natural gas is so much cheaper and more plentiful.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:13:18 PM

That's great
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:13:16 PM

If you really want to honor him pay to get him off Heating oil and switch to NG...
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:08:08 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:07:35 PM

I guess the poor could freeze?
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:06:37 PM

REALLY...
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:04:44 PM

What about the poor? They can sit in the cold, I guess,.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:04:18 PM

Sounds like an honorable thing to do.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:02:49 PM

I agree with rjoeh.
A lot more vets could use and deserve this type of help.
Let's make it happen.
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 11:01:16 PM

This is great
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