Although the headlines are from CA the bonuses were offered country wide and now the government is requesting the vets pay back the money. The vet side of me is up in arms. But the other side of me says that few of these soldiers did not know they were not qualified to receive the bonuses. I am sure recruiters and members of the chain of command told them there would be no consequences, here, take the money. I am not sure what the fair outcome would be. The paperwork, the service news, everything would have the information the service member needed to know he was not fully entitled to the bonus. But I believe in a perfect storm of outrage the debts will be excused and I am not convinced that is fair.