Bank Forecloses on Returning Iraq Soldier's Home


In America today, even men and women returning from war can't expect their families to be exempt from the foreclosure crisis.

On the same day that soldier Aaron Collette returned from a tour of duty in Iraq to his father Tim's home in Bend, Ore., that very house was bought back at auction due to foreclosure, local news KTVZ reports.

According to ThinkProgess, a campaign by Sen. Jeff Merkely (D-Ore.) had delayed the foreclosure proceedings. But still, despite promising to work with the Collettes, JPMorgan Chase reportedly went through with repurchasing the home eventually.