BACK THE MONEY!"
We're sure it must have been an oversight. Of course it was. After all, Tracy Shue - who became very rich, very fast when Air Force Col. Philip Shue died under mysterious circumstances April 16, 2003 - doesn't really need $12,000 from her late husband's elderly parents.
They live on a fixed income in a modest home in Ohio and sent their dear daughter-in-law the money in good faith after she complained to them about the cost of her "legal fees." [See "related stories box" at the bottom of this article for our account of the Widow Shue's various legal battles to accumulate more millions of dollars for herself.]
When we talked to the still-alert 90 year-old couple, we were shocked to find out Tracy had neglected to tell them at the time she cashed their checks - MilitaryCorruption.com is in possession of photocopies of all three, front and back, issued between September and November 2003 - that she'd already collected a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS from their son's SGLI (Servicemans Group Life Insurance) policy; a generous death gratuity payment from the Air Force; monthly checks for DIC (Indemnity Compensation $$$ for the widow of a servicemember who dies on active duty) as well as other monies.
In fact, the aging but still somewhat attractive former Air Force nurse also had a sizeable monetary "cushion" of her own - her lieutenant colonel's retirement (50% of base pay) plus a reputed 80% "disability" pension [tell that to the Marines coming back from Iraq with a toe or a finger blown off] and luxurious home in Texas. Add in approximately $1.5 million dollars in life insurance policies on her husband, and the Widow Shue's biggest problem the first of the month - unlike most of her fellow Americans - is deciding which fat check to cash first.
We think it just must have slipped Tracy's mind to let on her actual net worth to the Shues, so we're confident it won't be any problem for her to sit down - pronto - and write out a check for the twelve grand and send it back where it came from. That might even win the petite millionairess some sympathy from family members she is always trying to impress. It certainly will ease the financial burden for the parents of her dead husband who scratched together the cash to send. If it wasn't for his tragic death, Tracy wouldn't be a multi-millionaire today.
In fact, just to make sure the wealthy widow doesn't forget to return the money right away, we at MilitaryCorruption.com are going to run a "box" on our home page entitled: "WHEN WILL TRACY SHUE REFUND THE MONEY?" And we'll ask our readers to enter into a "contest," sending us their guesses as to the exact date Tracy sends her elderly in-laws back the 12,000 bucks. The winner will get a free copy of that wonderful Academy Award-winning motion picture "DOUBLE INDEMNITY," starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson. It has a terrific plot line. We're sure you'll find it very interesting.
TRACY SHUE "FIND THE KILLERS FUND" SUSPENDED
Sadly for Tracy Shue, we must announce that MCC is suspending the Tracy Shue "Find the Killers Fund" due to a lack of contributions. We just weren't getting a big enough response from the public.
Even O. J. Simpson declined to kick in a few bucks. Guess he was too busy out on the golf course looking for his wife's killers. Oh well, the total never cracked twenty bucks anyway, with "contributions" so meager, like the two cents sent in by a disgusted reader in Denver, Colo., we had to give up passing the hat.
Now, we acknowledge that money is Tracy's, so we hope our good friend will contact us as to what to do with all that loot. Should we donate it to the Salvation Army, an animal shelter, or just send it on to Texas to add to her bank account? Please let us know. Your wish is our command.
WHAT ABOUT THE VIDEO TAPE YOU PROMISED PHILIP'S PARENTS?
While we're on the subject of elderly relatives, we'd also like to remind Tracy Shue of her promise to her late husband's parents at his memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery in October 2005. You know, the video tape.
Both the solemn funeral ceremonies, attended by the grieving widow in four-inch stiletto heels, and the expensive bash that night at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington D.C. were amply covered by a camera crew hired to film the event, supposedly for posterity.
So where's the tape? You promised Philip's parents four months ago they would have a copy, and they are both getting well-on in years. Wouldn't it be a kind deed to give them a copy now, while they are still around to see it? They dearly love and cherish Philip's memory. Please respect that devotion by providing them with the comfort of that pictoral record. Thank you.
And next Christmas, why not spend the 39 cents postage to send them a Christmas card. They didn't get one this year.
We really are rather fond of you, Tracy. MilitaryCorruption.com
disagrees with the unkind reader who cruelly castigated you to us, calling
you a "greedy, grasping shrew, intent on draining every last dime"
out of your dead husband's body. We know you are "hot on the
trail" of whoever killed Col. Shue. And just as soon as you
collect more millions in your latest law suit, this one against the deep-pockets
USAA Insurance Company of San Antonio, Texas, we know you're going
to use a good amount of that pile of cash to solve this case. We're
sure of it. Yes we are. Absolutely!