Al Denoncour survived three wars, but the federal bureaucracy has killed him off with paperwork.
Mary Denoncour got the notice in the mail Saturday.The letter, from the Treasury Department, said Mary Denoncour owed the government $508, the amount of her husband's January Social Security check. It said the check was mailed before Denoncour died Dec. 31.
Denoncour, 69, retired from the Army in 1969 and has taught energy conservation at Fayetteville Technical Community College for about 15 years.
``I called my supervisor and told him I couldn't teach a class Monday. He asked why. I said, 'Well, I'm deceased.' He just laughed,' he said.
He traced the mistake to the Social Security Administration, which assured him he would receive his next check.