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    Fascinating! Still one Civil War recipient on the rolls. $73.13 a month.

    The Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but the U.S. government is still paying a veteran's pension from that conflict.
    "One beneficiary from the Civil War [is] still alive and receiving benefits," Randy Noller of the Department of Veterans Affairs confirms.


    Irene Triplett – the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran – collects $73.13 each month from her father's military pension. The identity of Triplett was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in 2014.


    "VA has an obligation to take care of our nation’s veterans no matter how long. It is an honor to serve and care for those who served our country," Noller explained in an email to U.S. News.

    Triplett's father was Mose Triplett, born in 1846. He joined the Confederate army in 1862, but later deserted and signed up with the Union. His first wife died and they did not have any children. He later married Elida Hall who was at least 50 years younger. They had five children, three of whom did not survive infancy. But Irene, and her younger brother Everette did. Mose Triplett was 83 when Irene was born, nearly 87 when her brother Everette came along.

    Mose Triplett died a few days after returning from the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1938. His wife and daughter went to go live in public housing, and his son ran away. Elida Triplett died in 1967. Everette Triplett died in 1996.


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    And he was 83 and 87 when his offspring were born. That guy was determined to have kids!
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    My god. I thought your junk stopped working at that age.

    What a relief.


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    I think Tony Randall fathered a child in his 80s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    I think Tony Randall fathered a child in his 80s?
    I thought tony Randall was, shall we say "light in the loafers".


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I thought tony Randall was, shall we say "light in the loafers".


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    IDK but I seem to remember him on Letterman right before he died talking about his new marriage and child. Both ways?
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