Army Spc. James Christian Paquette walked into the benefits office at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, with a question: Did his military life insurance policy pay in cases of suicide? He was assured that it did.

Less than two weeks later, he shot and killed himself — and his family collected $400,000.

The coverage begins upon enlistment. By comparison, private insurance policies in the U.S. typically don’t cover suicide for the first two years a policy is in effect.


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